While rehabilitating his own injuries, professional dancer Philip Montana decided to become a physician in order to help other injured dancers and athletes.
Despite sharp increases in spending on cancer treatment, cancer mortality rates in the United States have decreased only modestly since 1970, Samir Soneji, PhD of Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice has found.
Investigators from Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center published new findings about how the complex parts of the blue light known as the Cherenkov Effect can be measured and used in dosimetry to make radiation therapies safer and more effective.
In the first U.S. study of urinary arsenic in babies, Dartmouth researchers found that formula-fed infants had higher arsenic levels than breast-fed infants, and that breast milk itself contained very low arsenic concentrations.
Ground-breaking discoveries about a rare and debilitating family of diseases has earned Geisel genetics researcher Michael Whitfield, a highly competitive Catalyst Award from the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust.
Using the technique known as “Gene Rank”, Dartmouth investigator Eugene Demidenko, PhD, captured and described a new characterization of gene connectivity in “Microarray Enriched Gene Rank,” published in BioData Mining. The effective computer algorithm can be used to compare tissues across or within organisms at great speed with a simple laptop computer.
Why do some patients with systemic sclerosis respond to therapy while others do not? The answer may lie in the fine nuances of a patient’s disease; some patients with similar disease symptoms appear to have distinct biological pathways driving their diseases.
A grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund will help facilitate stronger collaborations between computational scientists and biomedical researchers in order to maximize the potential of big data to improve human health.
Geisel MD-PhD student and 2014-2015 Syvertsen Fellow Fadzai Chinyengetere wants to use the knowledge and skills she has developed at Dartmouth to help improve health care in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Inserting a specific strain of bacteria into the microenvironment of aggressive ovarian cancertransforms the behavior of tumor cells from suppression to immunostimulation, researchers at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have found.