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When We Were Home: Stories by young refugees living in Worcester

When We Were Home: Stories by young refugees living in Worcester

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. 

UMMS Graduate School of Nursing adopts opioid conscious curriculum

UMMS Graduate School of Nursing adopts opioid conscious curriculum

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.

UMMS student elected to represent all U.S. medical students at the AMA

UMMS student elected to represent all U.S. medical students at the AMA

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. 

RNA Therapeutics Institute gains department status

RNA Therapeutics Institute gains department status

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.

Matthews and Fuhrmann working to reform biomedical research training, career paths

Matthews and Fuhrmann working to reform biomedical research training, career paths

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.

CRISPR/Cas9 therapeutic for Tyrosinemia type I delivered to mice

CRISPR/Cas9 therapeutic for Tyrosinemia type I delivered to mice

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.

Viral infection during pregnancy causes autism-like behaviors in mice by triggering key immune reaction

Viral infection during pregnancy causes autism-like behaviors in mice by triggering key immune reaction

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.

Optogenetic technology developed at UMMS uses light to trigger immunotherapy

Optogenetic technology developed at UMMS uses light to trigger immunotherapy

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.

UMMS perinatal expert explains why all mothers should be screened for depression during, after pregnancy

UMMS perinatal expert explains why all mothers should be screened for depression during, after pregnancy

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.

UMMS researchers illuminate origins, benefits of ‘beige fat’

UMMS researchers illuminate origins, benefits of ‘beige fat’

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. 

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