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NSS Dinner: Geisel Students Jess Rush and Kristine Torres-Lockhart

NSS Dinner: Geisel Students Jess Rush and Kristine Torres-Lockhart

Jess Rush and Kristine Torres-Lockhart, both Dartmouth ’10s and Geisel ’16s, made time in their busy schedules to come and chat with Dartmouth undergrads. Jess and Kristine had extremely different paths to medicine, and they were both able to provide very nuanced and insightful advice and reflections to the members […]

 
 

Why Do We Feel Awful When We’re Sick?

Why Do We Feel Awful When We're Sick?

Why Do We Feel Awful When We’re Sick? Jennifer Zhao ’18 A new study in Science has uncovered a molecular mechanism that explains why sick people experience foggy heads and fatigue, which scientists have collectively described as “sickness behavior.” While our body diverts energy to fight pathogens, our immune cells […]

 
 

Dartmouth Dimensions: NSS at the Student Activities Fair

Dartmouth Dimensions: NSS at the Student Activities Fair

On April 18th, the Nathan Smith Society hosted a booth at the Student Activities Fair as part of Dartmouth Dimensions for newly admitted students of the Class of 2020. Shown to the left is Nick Norwitz ’18, of the NSS discussing pre-med classes with a prospective student!

 
 

Attenuating Growth in Developmentally-Disabled Children

Attenuating Growth in Developmentally-Disabled Children

A recent article in the New York Times (March 24, 2016) focuses on the contentious issue of the purposeful administration of estrogens to developmentally-disabled children to limit their growth, the rationale being they are easier to care for in adult life if they are smaller in size. Estrogen causes closure […]

 
 

Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy: Who, How and Should One?

Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy:  Who, How and Should One?

Though relatively rare, mutations in the mitochondrial genome (mtDNA) can cause some serious, progressive and often fatal diseases. Technical advances now permit replacement of these mutated mitochondria in the oocyte of the potential mother. A recent editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine (March 24, 2016) discusses the medical, […]

 
 

Informulary Special Movie Screening

Informulary Special Movie Screening

Earlier this winter, the NSS and Informulary co-hosted a private screening of the documentary film Orgasm, Inc., about the FDA approval process of the drug Addyi! The screening in Filene Auditorium was well-received and included a discussion with the film’s director, Ms. Liz Canner. Shown above is Ms. Canner with […]

 
 

2016 PHR Symposium

2016 PHR Symposium

The 2016 Physicians for Human Rights Symposium: “A Place for the Displaced – Finding Home and Health for Refugees.” Members of the 2016 PHR Planning Committee from the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth College pose for a group photograph in Russo Gallery prior to a busy second day full […]

 
 

Dinner with Two Docs!

Dinner with Two Docs!

For our first ever dinner with a doctor couple, we had a great turnout and wonderful discussion. Dr. Rick Powell is a vascular surgeon and the Section Chief of Vascular Surgery at DHMC. He runs clinical trials locally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Rosh Pinto-Powell is an internist who is trained […]

 
 

Zebrafish melanoma model reveals new insights into cancer

Zebrafish melanoma model reveals new insights into cancer

In an article published in Science (January 29) scientists in Boston led by Leonard Zon have made a discovery that could change the way one looks at the beginnings and evolution of cancer. Using a model of melanoma in the transparent zebrafish, they addressed the issue as to why do […]

 
 

Special Movie Screening

Special Movie Screening

The Nathan Smith Society in conjunction with Informulary Inc, (a local company devoted to creating information about drug prescriptions and pharmaceutical advertising), is pleased to present a private screening of a movie that examines the “strange” science of female sexuality and the role that the pharmaceutical industry has played in […]