Thirty-five Dartmouth teams have participated in the accelerator over the past two years. Their research could save and prolong patients’ lives, and may even cure cancer.
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UPDATED – Munck-Pfefferkorn Grants – Call for Proposals (Deadline Extended to 4/13/20)
The Geisel Dean’s Office is now accepting proposals for the Munck-Pfefferkorn Education and Research Fund—Novel and Interactive Grant Initiative (the Munck-Pfefferkorn Grants). Please see the call for proposals for application criteria and guidelines. Proposals should be submitted to Wes Benbow at Wesley.A.Benbow@Dartmouth.edu by March 31, 2020. Questions regarding the application and process should also be directed to Wes Benbow.
New Report Determines that Alcohol Ads Lead to Youth Drinking
According to a new report completed by investigators at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, the relationship between exposure to alcohol marketing and underage drinking is causal.
Dartmouth Research Provides Strongest Evidence Yet That Fast Food Intake Leads to Weight Gain in Preschoolers
There is a strong link between the amount of fast food that pre-school age children consume and their likelihood of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new Dartmouth-led study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.
Researchers Capture First Images of Oxygen in Cancer Tumors During Radiation Therapy
Using specialty cameras and an oxygen probe drug injection, researchers at Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center can now image oxygen from within cancer tumors during radiation therapy while the probe is excited by Cherenkov light, a byproduct of radiation.
Researchers Investigate Molecule, VISTA, Which Keeps the Immune System Quiet Against Cancer
Researchers led by Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center are studying a valuable target in regulating the immune response in cancer and autoimmunity. VISTA is a tempering molecule that hinders T cells in the immune system from activating against self-antigens such as cancer cells. Their new publication describes how VISTA controls T-cell responses.
New Mechanism May Safely Prevent and Reverse Obesity
Researchers at Dartmouth’s and Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center have discovered that a receptor found in almost all cells plays a big role in the body’s metabolism. By blocking the receptor with use of a drug, mice on a high-fat diet did not become any fatter than mice on a low-fat control diet, and obese mice dropped in weight with use of the same drug. No ill side effects were observed in either study.
Annual Poster Presentation Night
A snow squall couldn’t get in the way of the Geisel community coming out to support second-year medical students presenting their summer research at the ninth annual “Geisel School Research Poster Presentation Night” on January 8th at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. View the gallery of photos from the event.
New Research Examines Implications of an Aging Rural Physician Workforce
Geisel School of Medicine student Lucy Skinner ’22 is lead author on a paper published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) that examines the aging physician workforce in rural populations—a demographic shift with important implications for the future—and offers strategies to forestall the projected diminishing access to healthcare.
Dartmouth Study Links State Tax Spending to Middle-Aged Mortality Rates
There is a strong association between the amount that U.S. states spend on their residents through statewide taxation and state government expenditures and middle-aged mortality rates, according to a new Dartmouth study in the journal PLOS One.