The medical school community welcomed President Meehan on Thursday, Oct. 1, as he visited the Worcester campus for a series of discussions with students, faculty and administrators.
Marc Freeman, PhD, has developed a new fruit fly model to investigate pathological changes in neurons with neurodegenerative mutations as they age with unprecedented resolution. This powerful new tool has already been used to identify two new genes that play a role in ALS-related neurodegeneration.
A pair of studies in the journal Nature, one by Jeremy Luban, MD, and colleagues in Italy and Switzerland, and the other by Heinrich Gottlinger, MD, PhD, and colleagues; have identified genes that disable HIV-1, suggesting a promising new strategy for battling the virus that causes AIDS.
Few older adults walk on a regular basis even though it’s easy, free and good for their health. A new study by public health researchers at UMass Medical School examines how neighborhood conditions influence walking habits for adults 65 and older.
UMass Medical School cancer biologist Lucio Castilla, PhD, accepted a $250,000 grant from the Hyundai Motor America Hope on Wheels campaign for his research into targeted therapies for pediatric blood cancers at a ceremony on Friday, Sept. 25.
Researchers at UMass Medical School have discovered a new pathway that triggers regeneration of beta cells in the pancreas, a key development that may aid in the development of diabetes treatments.
An important new therapeutic based on discoveries at UMass Medical School’s MassBiologics will be submitted for regulatory approval based on the results of clinical studies conducted by the international pharmaceutical company Merck.
Early findings from a major NIH study appear to show significant cardiovascular benefits from lowering the recommended systolic blood pressure for adults over age 50 at elevated risk for heart disease, but some primary care doctors at UMMS will proceed cautiously before making any changes with their patients.
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.
Medical students, graduate students and faculty from the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Nursing are volunteering in a program that provides hand massages in the infusion suites of the Ambulatory Care Center at UMass Memorial Medical Center for patients undergoing infusion procedures.