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UMass Medical School, Cape Cod Healthcare announce academic partnership

UMass Medical School, Cape Cod Healthcare announce academic partnership

UMass Medical School is expanding opportunities for its medical students by creating a new academic affiliation with Cape Cod Hospital.

Chancellor to recognize rare disease research advocate at Commencement 2015

Chancellor to recognize rare disease research advocate at Commencement 2015

Rett Syndrome Research Trust co-founder and Executive Director Monica Coenraads, whose 18-year-old daughter Chelsea has the disease, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Commencement on May 31 for her tireless work and passionate advocacy in pursuit of a cure.

Expert’s Corner: Farrugia describes dangers of new synthetic drug ‘flakka’

Expert’s Corner: Farrugia describes dangers of new synthetic drug ‘flakka’

Lynn Alexander Farrugia, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, explains the health risks of the new synthetic drug “flakka" in this Expert's Corner video.

Expert’s Corner: Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, recommends PSA screening

Expert’s Corner: Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, recommends PSA screening

Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, discusses the controversy surrounding prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening recommendations in this Expert’s Corner video.

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.

Searching the microbiome for clues to managing inflammatory bowel disease

Searching the microbiome for clues to managing inflammatory bowel disease

Based on the success of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Barbara Olendzki is collaborating with colleagues in the UMass Center for Microbiome Research to uncover how exactly this diet affects gut bacteria.

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.

Expert’s Corner: Roula Choueiri, MD, on detecting autism spectrum disorders

Expert’s Corner: Roula Choueiri, MD, on detecting autism spectrum disorders

Roula N. Choueiri, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, offers advice to parents and caregivers concerned that their child might have an autism spectrum disorder. 

UMMS students help children ACE Autism

UMMS students help children ACE Autism

Thanks to student volunteers from UMass Medical School, a special group of Central Massachusetts children have been provided an opportunity to learn to love tennis through the ACEing Autism program.

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