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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 […]

 
 

Coffee Drinkers Rejoice?

Coffee Drinkers Rejoice?

Coffee Drinkers Rejoice? A large retrospective study published in Circulation of over 200,000 health professionals has found that consumption of 1-5 cups of coffee (caffeinated or decaffeinated) per day decreases the risk of dying from cardiovascular, neurologic diseases and suicide, though it does not protect against cancer. This story, reported […]

 
 

Emergence of a New Gene Editing Tool Raises Ethical Concerns

Emergence of a New Gene Editing Tool Raises Ethical Concerns

Emergence of a New Gene Editing Tool Raises Ethical Concerns A recent article in the NY Times examines some of the ethical quandaries raised by the use of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system. This technique has revolutionized the ability to selectively edit genes. While this is a major advance in […]

 
 

Annual NSS-Geisel Autumn Mixer, 2015

Annual NSS-Geisel Autumn Mixer, 2015

On Wednesday, October 21, over 80 Dartmouth College undergraduates and medical students from the Geisel School of Medicine gathered for the highly anticipated 2015 NSS-Geisel Autumn Mixer. Hosted in the Hopkins Center’s Alumni Hall and catered by Ramunto’s, students engaged in casual and meaningful conversations over a delicious meal of […]

 
 

Heat or Cold for Post-Exercise Muscle Pain?

Heat or Cold for Post-Exercise Muscle Pain?

Heat or Cold for Post-Exercise Muscle Pain? There is often debate as to whether the application of cold or heat is best for muscle pain after vigorous exercise. A new study suggests that, while both appear to work to reduce muscle damage, cold is superior in reducing pain.