Lawrence M. Rhein, MD, professor of pediatrics, is quoted in a story about a new study which found that public-health efforts to encourage breast-feeding are increasingly coming into conflict with guidelines to ensure babies sleep safely.
The career and research of Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, is explored by Boston Globe columnist Thomas Farragher.
UMass Medical School sponsored the Geek Is Glam (GIG) STEM Expo at WPI that brought together more than 430 Girl Scouts from Central and Western Massachusetts to celebrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Anastasia Khvorova, PhD, professor in the RNA Therapeutics Institute, talks about the therapeutic promise of RNAi and the strides made over the last decade to develop new drugs for clinical application.
Bei-Hung Chang, ScD, associate professor of quantitative health sciences, comments on a recent study about meditation and prison inmates.
UMass Medical School is part of a multistate team researching how environment, lifestyle and genetics influence health. The project is part of the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, which hopes to collect and analyze the personal health and lifestyle information, and biological samples, of as many as a million people over several years. The data will be used to develop prevention strategies and treatments that are based on a person’s own characteristics.
More than half of primary care physicians would not apologize after playing a part in mistakes that put a patient at risk according to a new study by Kathleen Mazor, EdD, professor of medicine.
Kevin Donahue, MD, professor of medicine, is running two federally funded studies of gene therapy for atrial fibrillation.
A new study by Allan Jacobson, PhD, the Gerald L. Haidak, MD, and Zelda S. Haidak Professor of Cell Biology and chair and professor of microbiology & physiological systems, sheds new light on how translarna (ataluren), a promising drug for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis, works to help patients.
Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD, professor of medicine and chief of transplant surgery, is quoted in an article explaining how the surge in deaths from drug overdoses has become an unexpected lifeline for people waiting for organ transplants.
An op-ed by Alan Ehrlich, MD, assistant clinical professor in family medicine and & community health, weighs in on the value of screening all pregnant women for asymptomatic bacteriuria with urine culture around 12 to 16 weeks gestation and treating women with positive urine cultures with antibiotics.
Barry Feldman, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, tackles misconceptions about suicide.
Jean King, PhD, associate provost for biomedical research, discusses the opening of the new cryo-EM facility at UMass Medical School.
Chancellor Michael F. Collins; Chen Xu, PhD, director of the Massachusetts High-Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility and associate professor of biochemistry & molecular biology; and Brian Kelch, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, discuss the opening of the new cryo-EM facility at UMass Medical School.
Sean Maloney, MD, SOM ’16, explains how the UMMS opioid training program helped prepare him to potentially treat patients experiencing chronic pain.
Chancellor Michael F. Collins explains how UMass Medical School is training medical students to combat the opioid crisis at the The Greater Lowell Community Foundation's "Celebrate Giving: Responding to the Opioid Epidemic."
Lynda M. Young, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, explains how adding graphic images as part of an anti-smoking campaign can help dissuade children and teens from smoking.
Jeffrey T. Lai, MD, instructor in emergency medicine and toxicology fellow, explains why studying the medical effectiveness of cannabis is so difficult.
Abraham Brass, MD, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology & physiological systems, is part of a team of scientists using CRISPR/Cas9 to identify new genetic targets to treat Clostridium difficile.