The Grassroot Soccer representatives had the chance to watch a quarterfinal game at the World Cup. Photo courtesy of Grassroot Soccer.

Playing for Hope

Over the course of the World Cup, young soccer fans representing Grassroot Soccer, a nonprofit organization founded by Tommy Clark (D’92, Med’01), have had the chance to learn about creating positive change in their community and, of course, to play some soccer.

David J. Bzik, PhD, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Barbara Fox, a senior research associate of microbiology and immunology.

Putting a Parasite to Work

From the litter box to the laboratory, a microscopic organism native to cats shows promise in treating cancer. Dartmouth researchers’ mutated strain of T. gondii reprograms the natural power of the immune system to kill cells.