Blu Genes Foundation gives UMMS $1.4M to bring Tay-Sachs gene therapy to clinical trial

Blu Genes Foundation gives UMMS $1.4M to bring Tay-Sachs gene therapy to clinical trial

The Toronto-based Blu Genes Foundation, which is dedicated to developing gene therapies for rare disease, has given $1.4 million to UMass Medical School to advance a Phase I/II clinical trial for Tay-Sachs. Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, Terence Flotte, MD, Heather Gray-Edwards, PhD, DVM, and colleagues at  Auburn University are leading the research.

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Research

Research

Postdoc Tessa Simone explores role of immune cells in cancer

Postdoc Tessa Simone explores role of immune cells in cancer

Tessa Simone, PhD, a postdoc in the lab of Michael R. Green, MD, PhD, is focused on identifying ways to teach the immune system to attack cancerous tumors without harming healthy tissue.

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Therapeutic genome editing by combined viral and non-viral delivery of CRISPR system components in vivo
Epigenetic characteristics of the mitotic chromosome in 1D and 3D
Bacterial Metabolism Affects the C. elegans Response to Cancer Chemotherapeutics
Microsatellite Expansion Diseases: Repeat Toxicity Found in Translation
Education

Education

UMass Medical School recognized with national award for opioid safe-prescribing curriculum

UMass Medical School recognized with national award for opioid safe-prescribing curriculum

UMass Medical School has been selected as one of four recipients of the Association of American Medical Colleges Curricular Innovation Award for its Opioid Safe-prescribing Training Immersion program.

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Community

Community

LISTEN: UMass Medical School partnership with Worcester schools benefits students

LISTEN: UMass Medical School partnership with Worcester schools benefits students

In a new Voices of UMassMed podcast interview, Kola Akindele, JD, and Maura Mahoney, LISCW, discuss the impact UMass Medical School continues to have on the lives of students in the Worcester Public Schools.

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Students

Students

First-year medical student gaining research experience in organ preservation

First-year medical student gaining research experience in organ preservation

Medical student Jessica Perry is working in the lab of Paulo Martins, MD, PhD, this summer, with the support of a Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship from the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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