2015 RESEARCH

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Building a genomic GPS with CRISPR

Building a genomic GPS with CRISPR

UMMS scientists Thoru Pederson, PhD, and Hanhui Ma, PhD, have developed multicolored versions of CRISPR/Cas9 for finding and mapping chromosomal loci.

Gregory Pazour, PhD, receives Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize

Gregory Pazour, PhD, receives Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize

Gregory Pazour, PhD, received the 2015 Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease, for his discovery of the role cilia dysfunction plays in the disease.

Zhao Zhang, PhD, receives the Genetics Society of America’s 2015 Larry Sandler award

Zhao Zhang, PhD, receives the Genetics Society of America’s 2015 Larry Sandler award

The Genetics Society of America has recognized Zhao Zhang, PhD, for his outstanding work and dissertation on the study of transposons.

Katherine Fitzgerald honored by the Science Foundation of Ireland

Katherine Fitzgerald honored by the Science Foundation of Ireland

The St. Patrick's Day Medal is bestowed annually upon a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader, living or working in the United States, who has assisted researchers in Irish academia or industry or who has made significant contributions to the research ecosystem in Ireland. 

New paper in Pediatrics by UMMS professor helps pediatricians reduce youth tobacco use

New paper in Pediatrics by UMMS professor helps pediatricians reduce youth tobacco use

According to a comprehensive paper by Lori Pbert, PhD, published March 16, pediatricians are in a unique position to counsel young patients about tobacco use but they often hesitate because they are not sure how best to prevent and treat tobacco dependence.

Access to healthy food limited in many Central Massachusetts communities

Access to healthy food limited in many Central Massachusetts communities

A survey of food stores across Central Mass. conducted by UMMS and the Mass. Department of Public Health found that many communities in the region lack easy access to affordable and nutritious food, particularly for those without a car.

Neal Silverman awarded grant from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience

Neal Silverman awarded grant from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience

Neal S. Silverman, PhD, professor of medicine, was recently awarded a one-year grant, $50,0000 from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience to how immune cells know when there is a bacterial infection in the body.

If you belong to a family with long-lived relatives, does that mean you will be too?

If you belong to a family with long-lived relatives, does that mean you will be too?

A new study by UMMS researchers finds that severe mortality-associated diseases are less prevalent in families of long-lived individuals than in the general population.

New drug resistance mechanism has implications for breast, ovarian cancer treatment

New drug resistance mechanism has implications for breast, ovarian cancer treatment

Research by Sharon Cantor, PhD, and colleagues to understand why hereditary cancers develop resistance to a powerful cancer drug has identified an important new pathway key to chemoresistance in BRCA2-mutant cancers.

UMMS sequences hookworm genome; may lead to new treatments for tropical disease

UMMS sequences hookworm genome; may lead to new treatments for tropical disease

In a development that could lead to new treatments for parasitic hookworms, Raffi V. Aroian, PhD, has sequenced the genome of the hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum, which infects as many as 400 million people worldwide.

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