Scientists at MassBiologics are developing a pre-exposure prophylaxis that prevents tick-transmitted infection of Lyme disease, a breakthrough that could lead to seasonal prevention against the most common tick-borne infection in North America. The research will be presented on Friday at IDWeek 2015TM.
A gene that triggers remodeling of neural circuits in C. elegans during development has been identified by Michael Francis, PhD. The finding is among the first to actively record rewiring of neural synapses in a live animal model, identifying the OIG-1 gene as a master regulator of this process.
Stephen C. Miller, PhD, has developed a new class of molecules that are exclusively activated by the widely pursued drug target, fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH).
Toxicologist Peter R. Chai, MD, studies the use of Google Glass in the emergency room for virtual consults.
Chancellor Collins issued this statement following the announcement by the UMass Board of Trustees that Jacqueline Moloney will be the next chancellor of UMass Lowell.
John Landers, PhD, will use funding from the ALS Association to begin sequencing the genomes of 1,000 Americans with ALS, part of an international effort called Project MinE to sequence the genomes of 15,000 people with ALS. He talks about the project in this video.
UMMS has developed an innovative program to reach more women with perinatal depression by empowering obstetricians to treat patients’ psychiatric needs in their own practices. Now, with a $2.5 million grant from the CDC, investigators here will test the new approach as a potential model to address the urgent public health problem of depression during and after pregnancy.
Hundreds of runners, walkers and volunteers contributed to the 2nd Annual Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race on Saturday in Hudson in memory of the late governor, Paul Cellucci, and to benefit ALS research at UMass Medical School.
UMMS pediatrician Roula N. Choueiri, MD, has developed a rapid intervention screening test for autism spectrum disorder in toddlers, designed to improve early identification and access to treatment. Her study will be published in the August issue of The Journal of Pediatrics.
Linda Long-Bellil, PhD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, will be recognized as a “Pioneer of the ADA” for her role in getting the historic Americans with Disabilities Act passed.