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Research in Neurology

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The Neurology Department at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has renewed its commitment to expand and invigorate research in neurology throughout Central Massachusetts and New England.

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Local Doctors Develop Vibrating Mattress To Improve Baby's Breathing

Our own Dr. David Paydarfar invented a new vibration-based prevention technology tested in a NICU reduces apneic events and improves critical clinical parameters in prematurely born infants. Watch full story below.

Courses and Programs

Conquering Diseases Clinical Research
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 Neurological Life Support (ENLS) Course
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Lou Gehrig brought awareness to ALS with his closely tracked decline in power hitting, from batting for home runs to singles.

Watch renowned ALS researcher Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, and UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins, MD, taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Clinical Care

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UMass Medical School works in conjunction with our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Medical Center. For important service and treatment information, please see their website.

UMass Medical School develops ‘paraprobiotic’ to fight parasitic roundworms in humans

UMass Medical School develops ‘paraprobiotic’ to fight parasitic roundworms in humans

Raffi Van Aroian, PhD, and Gary R. Ostroff, PhD, and colleagues are developing an engineered bacterium that can be used to safely treat hookworms in animal models and is a potential therapeutic against the parasitic worm in humans.

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