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Ice Bucket Challenge paying for genome sequencing in ALS patients

Ice Bucket Challenge paying for genome sequencing in ALS patients

John Landers, PhD, will use funding from the ALS Association to begin sequencing the genomes of 1,000 Americans with ALS, part of an international effort called Project MinE to sequence the genomes of 15,000 people with ALS. He talks about the project in this video.

Substantial progress being made in ALS research at UMMS

Substantial progress being made in ALS research at UMMS

A year after the popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” campaign had households across the country talking about ALS, scientists at UMass Medical School working toward a cure have made meaningful progress. World-renowned neurologist Robert H. Brown Jr. talks about the promising advances taking place in his lab.  

UMMS pediatrician develops improved rapid screening test for autism in toddlers

UMMS pediatrician develops improved rapid screening test for autism in toddlers

UMMS pediatrician Roula N. Choueiri, MD, has developed a rapid intervention screening test for autism spectrum disorder in toddlers, designed to improve early identification and access to treatment. Her study will be published in the August issue of The Journal of Pediatrics

Targeting the ‘real bad guys’ in a particularly aggressive breast cancer

Targeting the ‘real bad guys’ in a particularly aggressive breast cancer

A team of researchers at UMass Medical School is collaborating to develop an effective treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease.

How parents can help children avoid mosquito and tick-borne illnesses this summer

How parents can help children avoid mosquito and tick-borne illnesses this summer

Pediatric infectious disease specialist Christina Hermos, MD, explains how parents can protect their children from mosquito-borne West Nile Virus and Triple E, and from tick-borne Lyme disease, in these Expert’s Corner videos.

Grateful family of cancer survivor raises awareness of Cancer Walk

Grateful family of cancer survivor raises awareness of Cancer Walk

Motivated by the kindness and care they received from the UMass Medicine Cancer Center, the Lefebvre family is helping to raise awareness of the 17th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk. 

UMass Medical School to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

UMass Medical School to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will open a regional clinical campus of the medical school in Springfield, to be known as UMMS-Baystate Health. 

Chancellor Collins, biotech leaders tout Massachusetts as ‘epicenter of science’

Chancellor Collins, biotech leaders tout Massachusetts as ‘epicenter of science’

Chancellor Michael F. Collins speaks in a video that will be aired at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Counsel BIO International Convention this week to showcase how the state became the “epicenter of science.”

Cancer Walk breakfast recognizes nurse whose self-written obituary drew international praise

Cancer Walk breakfast recognizes nurse whose self-written obituary drew international praise

The 17th Annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk and 5K Run will be held on Sept. 27 and will raise money to support research and care at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence.

Video: How UMass Medical School is making a difference in Liberia

Video: How UMass Medical School is making a difference in Liberia

With the support of a $7.5 million Paul G. Allen Family Foundation grant, UMass Medical School committed to help stem the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, and, with the virus gone, is now leading the drive to rebuild its health care system. Learn more about how UMass Medical School is making a difference in Liberia in this video.  

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