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2021 RESEARCH

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UMass Chan study finds association between long-COVID symptoms and altered oral microbiome

UMass Chan study finds association between long-COVID symptoms and altered oral microbiome

Research by John P. Haran, MD, PhD, and Evan S. Bradley, MD, PhD, at UMass Chan Medical School, shows that patients with persistent long-COVID symptoms have oral microbiomes with a significantly higher abundance of bacteria that induce inflammation.

Job Dekker and Katherine Fitzgerald elected to National Academy of Medicine

Job Dekker and Katherine Fitzgerald elected to National Academy of Medicine

In its most diverse class to date, the National Academy of Medicine has elected Job Dekker, PhD, and Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, for their distinguished contributions to medicine and health.

New $12.3 million NIMH grant explores MISSION recovery model for opioid addiction and mental illness

New $12.3 million NIMH grant explores MISSION recovery model for opioid addiction and mental illness

A research team led by David Smelson, PsyD, will use a $12.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study components of a multidisciplinary team-based, wrap-around treatment program for adults with opioid use disorders and co-occurring mental illness.

Communicating science: Daniel Bolon explains drug resistance in cancer cells

Communicating science: Daniel Bolon explains drug resistance in cancer cells

Daniel Bolon, PhD, said he lost his grandfather to cancer as a child, and the loss inspired him to pursue research into the disease. He studies drug resistance in cancer.

Riaan Research Initiative funds Cockayne syndrome gene replacement therapy research at UMass Chan Medical School

Riaan Research Initiative funds Cockayne syndrome gene replacement therapy research at UMass Chan Medical School

Riaan Research Initiative, a non-profit organization, and UMass Chan Medical School are entering into an agreement to fund, research and develop a gene replacement therapy to combat Cockayne syndrome, a fatal autosomal recessive disorder.

Celia Schiffer named chair of Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology

Celia Schiffer named chair of Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology

Celia A. Schiffer, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biotechnology, newly renamed to reflect the expanded role of cutting-edge technologies as well as the science of pharmacology in bringing a molecular perspective to problems in biology and medicine.

UMass Chan Medical School establishes new Department of Systems Biology

UMass Chan Medical School establishes new Department of Systems Biology

The Program in Systems Biology has been elevated to full department status, with Marian Walhout, PhD, serving as the founding chair of the Department of Systems Biology.

A direct recommendation from a doctor may help with vaccine hesitancy

A direct recommendation from a doctor may help with vaccine hesitancy

Kathleen Mazor, EdD, and Kimberly Fisher, MD, talk to the Conversation about ongoing research into COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and what it will take to influence people to get their shot.

Limiting screen time for young adults after concussion results in shorter duration of symptoms

Limiting screen time for young adults after concussion results in shorter duration of symptoms

Newly published research by Theodore E. Macnow, MD, shows that young adults who limited screen time for 48 hours immediately after suffering a concussion had a significantly shorter duration of symptoms than those who were permitted screen time.

Behind the research: Jae-Hyuck Shim strives to unlock cure for devastating childhood bone disease

Behind the research: Jae-Hyuck Shim strives to unlock cure for devastating childhood bone disease

Jae-Hyuck Shim, PhD, is inspired to develop a gene therapy for fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) after seeing the strength of families who have a child with the rare, crippling disease.

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