When We Were Home: A collection of memories from Burmese refugee youth is a collection of memories, reflections and folk tales coordinated by three School of Medicine students who are volunteers with the Worcester Refugee Assistance Project.
UMass Medical School is expanding its new opioid conscious curriculum to the Graduate School of Nursing, making it the first in Massachusetts to ensure both its medical and nursing professionals are sound prescribers trained to mitigate the dangers associated with opioid therapy.
Christopher Libby, a third-year student in the School of Medicine, has been elected to chair the governing council of the American Medical Association Medical Student Section. He is the first UMMS student elected to this post, which is one of the highest student leadership positions within the AMA.
The RNA Therapeutics Institute has been accorded department status and Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, has been appointed founding chair. The change to department status is a result of the successes of the RTI since it was formed in 2009.
Two UMMS faculty are among 30 academic, industry and government experts convened by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to determine the actions necessary to solve problems confronting the U.S. biomedical research enterprise.
According to a study published in Nature Biotechnology, a more efficient delivery of a CRISPR/Cas9 therapeutic to adult mice with the metabolic disease Tyrosinemia type I developed by Wen Xue, PhD, may also prove to be safer for use in humans.
A new study found that activation of a particular immune response in pregnant mice alters the brain structure of the mouse offspring and causes behavioral changes reminiscent of those observed in humans with autism. The research was published in Science. Jun Huh, PhD, is a corresponding author.
A new type of optogenetic technology is capable of turning on immune cells to attack melanoma tumors in mice. Using near-infrared light, Gang Han, PhD, has shown that an immune response can be selectively activated by controlling the flow of calcium ions into the cell. This breakthrough could lead to less invasive and more selective immunotherapies for cancer.
UMass Medical School perinatal depression expert Nancy Byatt, DO, MBA, fully supports the new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that all adults including pregnant and postpartum women be screened for depression and provided follow-up care and treatment.
A new paper by Silvia Corvera, MD, published in Nature Medicine, helps to explain how beige fat is grown in the body and how it helps to regulate metabolism.