A new paper by researchers at UMass Medical School published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes disease-causing mutations in a gene called profilin 1 that severely destabilize an important actin-binding protein; this unusual instability may be part of the cause of diseases such as ALS.
Vivian Budnik, PhD, has pinpointed a novel mechanism responsible for the long-range transportation of RNA from the nucleus of muscle cells to developing postsynaptic sites along the neuromuscular junction.
UMass Medical School, Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will open a regional clinical campus of the medical school in Springfield, to be known as UMMS-Baystate Health.
UMass Medical School will invest two faculty members into newly endowed chairs this fall, Chancellor Michael F. Collins has announced. The chairs were approved by the University of Massachusetts Board at its June meeting.
Chancellor Michael F. Collins speaks in a video that will be aired at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Counsel BIO International Convention this week to showcase how the state became the “epicenter of science.”
The 17th Annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk and 5K Run will be held on Sept. 27 and will raise money to support research and care at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence.
Gina V. Caldas, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Craig C. Mello, PhD, has been named a Pew Latin American Fellow in Biomedical Sciences.
UMass Medical School awarded 233 degrees, including two honorary degrees, Sunday, May 31, at its 42nd Commencement exercises. Institute of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau, MD, delivered the keynote address.
Fifty-six advanced practice nursing students who will receive their degrees at UMass Medical School’s 42nd Commencement celebrated at the annual Graduate School of Nursing Alumni breakfast on May 29. See a slideshow of the award recipients.
Sonia Chimienti, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, has been appointed associate dean for student affairs for the School of Medicine.