Thoru Pederson, PhD, the Vitold Arnett Professor of Cell Biology and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, and Hanhui Ma, PhD, research specialist, have developed a new technology capable of tagging and tracking genomic loci in live cells.
A story about AGTC, a gene therapy company based in Gainesville, FL, opening an office in Cambridge references the MassBiologics South Coast facility as a primary reason for the move.
Suzanne Wood, sustainability and energy efficiency manager, explains how UMMS encourages sustainability among staff, faculty and students during the medical school’s Earth Day celebration.
Machelle M. Seibel, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, offers eight tips for a healthy Passover.
Ira K. Packer, PhD, clinical professor of psychiatry, is working with the Massachusetts trial courts to try to ascertain why participants in drug courts are predominantly white.
Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, chair and professor of urology, explains that African-American and African men are more likely to develop life-threatening prostate cancer and thus, should be tested regularly.
Chris Benyo and his wife, Denise DiMarzo, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, competed in this year’s Boston Marathon to raise money for the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund, which supports ALS research at UMass Medical School. Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, is referenced in the story.
Steven Reppert, MD, the Higgins Family Professor of Neuroscience and distinguished professor of neurobiology, discusses his new study, which sheds light on how monarch butterflies integrate various environmental clues in their brains in order to migrate thousands of miles to their overwintering grounds in Mexico.
An article about a group of physicians organizing nationally with the intent of legalizing and regulating the use of marijuana in the interest of public health includes comments from Peter Friedmann, MD, associate dean of research at University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate Health.
An op-ed by Jeffrey L. Geller, MD, MPH, professor of psychiatry, explains what an autism diagnosis means for a family.
Mark L. Shelton, associate vice chancellor of communications and author of Working in a Very Small Place: The Making of a Neurosurgeon, a 1989 book about neurosurgeon Peter J. Jannetta, MD, comments on Dr. Jannetta’s death and the innovative procedure he developed to relieve a devastating type of facial pain.
Brian O’Sullivan, MD, assistant professor of family medicine & community health, is quoted in a story about the potential high cost of personalized medicine and the debate of about whether insurance companies should pay for these treatments.
Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, the Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research and chair and professor of neurology, is reference in a feature story about marathon runner, neuroscientist and colleague Bobbi Gibb.
Thoru Pederson, PhD, the Vitold Arnett Professor of Cell Biology and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, comments on the potential use of a cannabinoid receptor, called CB2, to help regulate the creation of sperm.
Ronald Adler, MD, FAAFP, associate professor of family medicine & community health, comments on a recent trial which showed that giving statins to people with some risk factors, but no evidence of cardiovascular disease, reduced major cardiovascular events including premature death.
Prana Recovery Centers is supporting UMMS as it becomes the first medical school in the state to implement an opioid conscious curriculum for medical and advanced practice nursing students. PRC will invite people in recovery, who are willing, to share their stories with future physicians and nurse practitioners who are learning about the effects of opiate addiction.
An article about using cytoreduction combined with heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy, or HIPEC for short, to treat cancer tumors found in the abdominal cavity includes comments from Laura A. Lambert, MD, associate professor of surgery.
Jonathan Kay, MD, professor of medicine, is quoted in a story about the biosimilar infliximab. Used to treat inflammatory disease, it is only the second biosimilar to be granted approval in the United States.
In a letter to the editor, David Ayers, MD, the Arthur M. Pappas, MD, Chair in Orthopedics and chair and professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation, and Patricia D. Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, professor of orthopedics & physical rehabilitation and family medicine & community health, explain that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched one of its most significant experiments to cut costs, improve quality of care and improve value in health care when it introduced its first mandatory bundled-payment initiative on April 1, focusing on total hip and knee joint replacement.
A study by Edwin D. Boudreaux, PhD, professor of emergency medicine, suggests that concurrent use of cocaine and alcohol may increase the risk of suicide.