Jonathan Kay, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in an article about new recommendations on the use of biosimilars for rheumatologic diseases.
Craig C. Mello, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and distinguished professor of molecular medicine and cell biology, comments on the promise of RNAi-based therapeutics.
Casey Sherman’s new book The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight against ALS references the ALS Cellucci Fund at UMass Medical School and includes remarks from ALS researcher John Landers, PhD, professor of neurology.
Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in a story about integrative medicine about how meditation can be a valuable tool for doctors addressing psychological conditions such as anxiety, depression and addiction.
An editorial about the transformation of the Worcester economy from manufacturing to innovation references UMass Medical School.
Carmel Laboratories LLC has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L’Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise money for the poor. UMass Medical School, which developed the technology using a chemical compound found in the heart that can promote skin elasticity and licensed it to Carmel in 2009, is named in the suit.
Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, professor of molecular, cell & cancer biology and molecular medicine, is quoted in a story about new study linking bacterial products to animal “healthspans” and life spans.
The first UMass Medical School satellite campus opened at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Chancellor Michael F. Collins; medical student Kevin White, SOM 2021; Rebecca D. Blanchard, PhD, MEd, senior director of educational affairs at Baystate Health and assistant professor of medicine; and Harry Hoar, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, are quoted in the story.
Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, chair and professor of ophthalmology, is quoted in a story about potential retinal damage caused by a solar eclipse.
Venture capitalist Ed Krapels invests in Apic Bio, which uses technology incubated at UMass Medical School, under the guidance of Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the School of Medicine, and Chris Mueller, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics, with the goal of making a treatment for alpha-1 that is more like a cure and less like a palliative medicine.
Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Worcester, lead a panel discussion about the potential cost of cuts to the National Institutes of Health budget.
Alan Ehrlich, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health, is quoted in a story about educating physicians about the risks and benefits of prescribing marijuana.
Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Kola Akindele, senior director for community and government relations, are quoted in a story about the launch of a new initiative being funded by the medical school to help alleviate the pressures of poverty on the area’s low-income students.
Mark Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for MassBiologics of UMass Medical School and professor of medicine, explains how scientists at MassBiologics are developing a pre-exposure prophylaxis that prevents tick-transmitted Lyme disease infection, a breakthrough that could lead to seasonal prevention against the most common tick-borne infection in North America.
According to Leslie R. Harrold, MD, MPH, associate professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, of 667 patients enrolled in the Corrona RA Registry who had failed at least one tumor necrosis factor inhibitor and were subsequently given rituximab, nearly 50 percent showed clinically meaningful improvements.
Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, associate professor of neurology, said he is seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to test a gene therapy treatment for Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases, genetic disorders in a category known as lysosomal storage diseases.
UMass Medical School and UMass Medicine Science Park are referenced in an article about the Worcester manufacturing economy and its biotechnology industry.
Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, explains that obese patients who underwent knee or hip replacement surgery reported virtually the same pain relief and improved function as normal-weight joint replacement patients six months after surgery.
Kavita M. Babu, MD, professor of emergency medicine and chief of the toxicology, said that among adult patients who came to the emergency room after being revived from a heroin overdose, nearly all had fentanyl in their urine. When asked, roughly half of the patients did not know they had taken fentanyl, according to her study.
John P. Haran, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, is quoted in a story about the declining cases of Clostridium difficile infections in health care facilities.