2013 OUR EXPERTS
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In this Expert’s Corner, primary care physician Ron Adler reviews improvements the Affordable Care Act is bringing to preventive care on New Year’s Day.
After others said it was impossible, Jeanne Lawrence, PhD, silenced the extra chromosome in Down syndrome in the lab.
Reports of two scientific breakthroughs by UMass Medical School researchers and their colleagues continue to make international headlines, one involving a “functional” cure of a HIV-positive baby, and the other offering hope that the extra chromosome responsible for Down syndrome might be silenced. These are explored in stories published in December in the 2013 annual report edition of UMass Med Magazine.
Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, says ‘functional’ cure of HIV in infants may transform treatment of a still-deadly disease.
The seasonal flu season is expected to hit New England within the next few weeks, said UMass Medical School infectious disease expert Robert W. Finberg, MD.
The latest research on multivitamins shows what experts including UMass Medical School cardiologist Ira Ockene, MD, have long suspected: Daily multivitamins offer no help in preventing heart disease, nor do they prevent a decline in cognition in aging men. The new research was published Dec. 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Psychiatrist Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, talks about Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of major depression that affects 10 percent of the population.
Antibacterial soap has never been shown to be more effective than ordinary soap and water, and may be contributing to antibiotic resistance, according to UMMS infectious disease expert Robert W. Finberg, MD.
The dramatic reports of a recent study concluding that delirium leads to lingering cognitive impairments in three out of four patients hospitalized in an intensive care unit are consistent with findings from similar research conducted at UMass Medical School by neuroepidemiologist Jane Saczynski, PhD.
Autism researcher Teresa Mitchell, PhD, comments on a recent study that found autism spectrum disorder indicators might begin to show up in infants as young as 2 months old.