Dementia Discovery Fund Chooses Alector for First Investment
January 7, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal
Alector, founded by Professor Tillman Gerngross, is developing drugs to address what its founders believe could be the root cause of dementia.
Why airport torture only got worse
January 7, 2016 | Chicago Tribune
Scholars Vikrant Vaze of Dartmouth and Chiwei Yan, Allison Vanderboll and Cynthia Barnhart of MIT found a sharp increase in flight cancellations.
Stranded at the Airport: A rule to stop tarmac delays leads to more flight cancellations
January 6, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal
A new Dartmouth-MIT study finds that the Obama Administration’s Tarmac Delay Rule has backfired on passengers by causing more flight cancellations.
New Rules to Prevent Airline Delays Are Backfiring
January 6, 2016 | Fortune
New regulations have “significantly increased” the number of passenger delays, according to a new study by Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Study: Tarmac delay rule just makes things worse
January 5, 2016 | USA Today
The tarmac delay rule put in place by the Department of Transportation to protect fliers from being stranded for hours has actually made overall delays longer.
Rule to prevent tarmac delays backfires for airline passengers: study
January 4, 2016 | Chicago Tribune
A rule intended to keep airline passengers from being stuck for long stretches on the tarmac has resulted in more delays, according to a study co-authored by Professor Vikrant Vaze.
To Sustain Astronauts’ Mental Health, Dartmouth-Led Team Testing New Virtual Reality Tech in Arctic Isolation
January 4, 2016 | Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Adjunct professor of engineering, Dartmouth physician, and former astronaut Jay Buckey is leading an investigation of whether simulated natural beauty can relieve the psychological challenges of living in isolated confinement.
Airline tarmac rule leads to more passenger delays, study concludes
January 3, 2016 | Los Angeles Times
A study by Dartmouth and MIT concludes that one of the nation’s toughest passenger rights laws—that fines airlines for stranding fliers on an airport tarmac—may actually increase passenger delays.
Researchers propose tweak to three-hour rule for tarmac delays
December 24, 2015 | Runway Girl Network
Experts, including Professor Vikrant Vaze, have called into question whether passengers truly are benefiting from the US Department of Transportation's “three-hour rule” for tarmac delays.
Flight canceled? The government may be to blame
December 23, 2015 | MarketWatch
The 2010 Tarmac Delay Rule has led to a jump in the rate of flight cancellations according to a study by researchers at the MIT and Dartmouth.