Expanded newborn screening offers early diagnosis, treatment of infants with SCID

Expanded newborn screening offers early diagnosis, treatment of infants with SCID

Data from 11 newborn screening programs, including the New England Newborn Screening Program, showed that newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency can be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs, according to a new study published in the Aug. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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Research

Research

Video: Scientists at UMMS working toward ALS cure

Video: Scientists at UMMS working toward ALS cure

The viral video “Ice Bucket Challenge” campaign is making ALS a household word across the country and shining a light on the scientists around the world searching for a cure. At UMass Medical School, Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, heads a multi-disciplinary team of scientists researching treatments and a cure for the disease. In this video, he and colleagues discuss the groundbreaking research taking place here.

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Crosstalk between BRCA-Fanconi anemia and mismatch repair pathways prevents MSH2-dependent aberrant DNA damage responses
Sustained Normalization of Neurological Disease after Intracranial Gene Therapy in a Feline Model
Visualization of repetitive DNA sequences in human chromosomes with transcription activator-like effectors
Amphotericin B Increases Influenza A Virus Infection by Preventing IFITM3-Mediated Restriction
Education

Education

Undergrads gain research credentials at UMMS summer program

Undergrads gain research credentials at UMMS summer program

Glimpses of the Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity class of 2014’s poster session and closing ceremonies, keynoted by Victor Ambros, PhD, are captured in a slideshow.

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Community

Community

Diversity Campus Read launches with conversation about hidden bias

Diversity Campus Read launches with conversation about hidden bias

The Diversity Campus Read of Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, will be launched on Monday, Aug. 25, with a conversation about hidden bias led by Jeroan Allison, MD, MS, and Suzanne Cashman, ScD.

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Students

Students

GSBS student receives HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

GSBS student receives HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student Tsung-Han “Stanley” Hsieh is one of 46 international pre-doctoral students selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to receive International Student Research Fellowships that will support them as they complete their graduate studies in U.S. universities. The highly competitive award is funded at $43,000 per year for up to three years.

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