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Researchers investigate molecule, VISTA, which keeps the immune system quiet against cancer

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

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

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.

Gear Up for Research 2019 – Jan. 24 from 2 – 4 PM

Are you a researcher? Writing a research proposal? Getting ready to publish? Attend Gear Up on January 24th, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at DHMC Auditoria A-C to learn about Dartmouth and DHMC research support services and meet the people who provide the support. Gear Up is an information fair that gives you the opportunity get answers directly from the source – Dartmouth and DHMC departments that help with the research process. For more information, check out the Gear Up for Research website.