An op-ed by Lynda M. Young MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, argues in favor of state legislation - S.1218 and H.2864 - that would raise the age at which tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, could be sold to people to 21.
Malaria researcher Ann M. Moormann, PhD, MPH, associate professor of molecular medicine, is quoted in a story that looks at research exploring the use of the plant Artemisia annua as a treatment for malaria.
Matthew Masiello, MD, MPHB, clinical professor of pediatrics, is quoted in a story about a Children’s Health Advocacy Dinner on bullying put on by Penn State Children’s Hospital.
Julia Johnson, MD, chair and professor of obstetrics & gynecology, gives an overview of some of the physically difficulties pregnant women may face in the workplace.
Research by Marian Walhout, PhD, the Maroun Semaan Chair in Biomedical Research, professor of molecular medicine and co-director of the Program in Systems Biology, shows that bacteria residing in your digestive tract, or your gut microbiota, may play an important role in your ability to respond to chemotherapy drugs.
Mark Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for MassBiologics at UMass Medical School and professor of medicine, explains how a new treatment for diphtheria developed at UMMS may help treat a disease that is making a global comeback.
Julia Johnson, MD, chair and professor of obstetrics & gynecology, gives an overview of some of the difficulties pregnant women may face, physically, in the workplace.
Job Dekker, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and co-director of the Program in Systems Biology, explains how his groundbreaking work to map the 3D shape of the genome and his research into topologically associating domains is shedding new light on genetics and disease.
Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the School of Medicine, explains that gene therapy treatments have a bright future in commercialization.
An op-ed co-written by Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the School of Medicine, examines the value and need for funding basic science research.
Medical student Courtney Temple, SOM ’17, is quoted in a story about the Worcester Refugee Assistance Project. Started by UMMS nursing alumna and now executive director, Meredith Walsh, MPH, RN, GSN ’13, WRAP helps refugees from Burma assimilate to life in Central Massachusetts and receives assistance from medical student volunteers.
An op-ed co-written by Kathy Petkauskos, senior program director for Work Without Limits, is featured on NewsCenter 5's latest "5 For Good” for her efforts with Work Without Limits and her mentoring of 31-year-old Megan Northup.
Erik J. Sontheimer, PhD, professor in the RNA Therapeutics Institute, comments on a new CRISPR diagnostic system that can detect attomolar levels of viruses in a sample and also distinguish Zika from its close relative dengue.
Fen-Biao Gao, PhD, professor of neurology, has been named the inaugural holder of the Gov. Paul Cellucci Chair in Neuroscience Research.
Andrei A. Korostelev, PhD, associate professor in the RNA Therapeutics Institute; 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.
John Landers, PhD, professor of neurology, explains how his discovery of an ALS gene—research funded in part by the Ice Bucket Challenge—is making a difference in the quest for a cure for the neurodegenerative disease.
Steven C. Hatch, MD, assistant professor of medicine, discusses his latest book: "Inferno: A Doctor's Ebola Story."
Nathan Lawson, PhD, professor of molecular, cell & cancer biology, is quoted in a story about how new CRISPR-based studies are calling into question the results of older studies using inferior technologies.
Ira S. Ockene, MD, the David J. and Barbara D. Milliken Professorship in Preventive Cardiology and professor of medicine, comments on a new study which shows that trying and failing to lose weight may be more dangerous than not losing weight at all.
An op-ed about the challenges of the opioid epidemic references the leadership of Chancellor Michael F. Collins and the various programs for medical students and faculty at the medical school.
Linda F. Weinreb, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, is quoted in a story about the need to provide services for homeless families.