National Journal – Quotes Carmen Marsit, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology and of community and family medicine, who says “People, particularly in America, may believe that famine exposure during pregnancy could do something harmful. But it is also possible that chronic stress or chemical exposure can also lead to effects, and that similar molecular mechanisms are at play. There’s really a lot of amazing research out there proving that.”
In the News
In Healthcare, What Makes Maine Different?
Los Angeles Times – The Los Angeles Times reports that, in the 1970s, Jack Wennberg led a team of physicians in Maine who became the first in the country to examine health care variations across the region.
Exact Sciences’ Colon Cancer Test Done at Home Finds More Tumors
Bloomberg Businessweek – Quotes Douglas Robertson, associate professor of medicine and associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute, who wrote an editorial that accompanied a new study on screening methods for colon cancer.
DNA Test Detects Colon Cancer at Higher Rate, Study Finds
The Wall Street Journal – Quotes Douglas Robertson, associate professor of medicine and associate professor of The Dartmouth Institute, who wrote an editorial that accompanied a new study on screening methods for colon cancer.
Air Pollution May Cause Genetic Harm in Kids, China Study Finds
Bloomberg– Quotes Liming Bao, associate professor of pathology, on a study that found air pollution led to genetic changes in children “whose mothers were exposed to a Chinese coal-fired power plant before it was shuttered a decade ago,” Bloomberg reports. Bao was not involved in the study.
Air Pollution Linked to Genetic Mutations
Salon – Points to a Bloomberg story in which Liming Bao, associate professor of pathology, is quoted on a study that found air pollution in China led to genetic changes in children.
FOBT Shows ‘Striking’ Results for Long-Term Reduction in CRC Mortality
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News – Quotes Douglas Robertson on a new study that looked at screening methods for colorectal cancer (CRC) that reduced mortality risks by 32 percent with annual screening and 22 percent with biennial screening.
Whole Genome Scans Aren’t Quite Ready for Your Doctor’s Office
NPR – Quotes W. Gregory Feero, assistant professor of community and family medicine at the Maine-Dartmouth facility. Feero wrote an editorial accompanying a Stanford study that examined new DNA technology.
TV in Bedroom is Linked to Childhood Weight Gain
Irish Medical Times – US researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth conducted a telephone survey in 2003 of 6,522 boys and girls (ages 10 to 14 years) to ask about bedroom televisions.
Outside the Ivy Tower
The Concord Monitor – In this op-ed, Leslie Henderson, a professor of physiology and of biochemistry, and senior associate dean for faculty affairs, responds to a recent Bloomberg opinion piece that suggests large endowments of elite colleges result in professors who “obscure research that no one uses or reads.”