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Martin T. Meehan elected 27th president of the University of Massachusetts

Martin T. Meehan elected 27th president of the University of Massachusetts

Martin T. Meehan, a former U.S. congressman who became chancellor of his alma mater, UMass Lowell, and transformed it into a highly ranked national research university, was unanimously elected today as the next president of the five-campus UMass system.

Michael Green appointed director of UMass Cancer Center

Michael Green appointed director of UMass Cancer Center

Michael R. Green, MD, PhD, has been appointed director of the UMass Medical School Cancer Center, Terence R. Flotte, MD, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the school of medicine, has announced.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announces $5M award to UMMS for Cryo-Electron Microscope

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announces $5M award to UMMS for Cryo-Electron Microscope

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced a $5 million grant to UMass Medical School for the purchase of a high resolution cryo-electron microscope, bringing this breakthrough imaging technology to a campus poised to usher in the next generation of drug design and discovery.

New strategy will allow scientists to map regulatory networks associated with complex multi-gene diseases

New strategy will allow scientists to map regulatory networks associated with complex multi-gene diseases

Scientists in the lab of Marian Walhout, PhD, have applied a powerful tool in a new way to characterize genetic variants associated with human disease that will allow researchers to more easily and efficiently describe genomic variations underlying complex, multi-gene diseases.

Neuroscientists identify brain circuitry responsible for increased anxiety in smokers trying to quit

Neuroscientists identify brain circuitry responsible for increased anxiety in smokers trying to quit

In a promising breakthrough for smokers who are trying to quit, neuroscientists at UMass Medical School and The Scripps Research Institute have identified novel circuitry in the brain responsible for anxiety commonly experienced during withdrawal from nicotine addiction.

UMass ALS Cellucci Fund team running Boston Marathon

UMass ALS Cellucci Fund team running Boston Marathon

Six runners will take on the famous 26.1-mile Boston Marathon stretch from Hopkinton to Boston on April 20 to raise money for the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund. 

Pilot clinical study at UMMS to test ‘Sugar’ diabetes app

Pilot clinical study at UMMS to test ‘Sugar’ diabetes app

An advanced smartphone application developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to help people with diabetes better manage their weight and blood sugar level and assess the status of chronic foot ulcers, is entering a pilot clinical study at UMass Medical School.

Editing HIV out of our genome with CRISPR

Editing HIV out of our genome with CRISPR

UMass Medical School researchers are using CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful gene editing tool, to develop a novel technology that can potentially cut the DNA of the latent HIV virus out of an infected cell.

Sequencing the intestinal microbiome to target therapies

Sequencing the intestinal microbiome to target therapies

Vanni Bucci, PhD, from UMass Dartmouth, is collaborating with colleagues in the UMass Center for Microbiome Research to sequence the intestinal microbiome with the goal of targeting treatments for specific enteric diseases and prototyping probiotic cocktails that could be used as a substitute for antibiotic treatment.

Solving the complex problem of recurrent C. diff with a simple solution

Solving the complex problem of recurrent C. diff with a simple solution

Fecal transplant, a novel therapy that Randy Pellish, MD, is exploring with his patients who have recurrent C. diff, is proving to be more than 90 percent effective.

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