A study published in the journal Molecular Therapy by Christian Mueller, PhD, shows that using nuclease-free gene editing to correct cells with the mutation that causes alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency leads to repopulation of a diseased liver with healthy cells. It has the potential to prevent liver and lung damage from forming in very young alpha-1 patients.
Scholarships totaling more than $625,000 were awarded to 160 School of Medicine students at the Annual Scholarship Dinner held at UMass Medical School on Oct. 11.
Luanne Thorndyke, MD, and Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, served as keynote speakers at the Conference of Women Healthcare Professionals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
New research from scientists at UMass Medical School suggests that varying blood flow in the retina may enable clinicians to earlier identify patients with obstructive sleep apnea. First-year medical student Lauren Lombardi is lead author on the paper published in the September issue of Retina Today.
Li-Chun Tu, PhD, a postdoc in the Grunwald Lab, has received a National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Award to study the architecture of the human genome by tracking its mobility within the cell nucleus.
Three UMass Medical School faculty have received 2017 Innovator Awards from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, joining inaugural UMMS Rainin awardee Kate Fitzgerald, PhD, for their novel research to advance the goal of predicting and preventing inflammatory bowel disease.
A new institute for rare diseases research at UMass Medical School will build on the school’s already substantial accomplishments in the fields of gene therapy, RNA biology and RNAi technology to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics for a host of disorders.
A study conducted by UMass Medical School physician-scientist Jennifer Wang, MD, and colleagues at Eastern Virginia Medical School used proteomics to probe the effects of Coxsackie virus on insulin-producing cells.
UMass Medical School’s Patrick Emery, PhD, an expert in the genetic mechanisms that control circadian rhythms in organisms, explains the importance of the circadian rhythm discoveries made by the newly named Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine, one of whom he worked with at Brandeis University.
Diane M. (Casey) Riccio, PhD, GSBS ’03, and her husband, Dan Riccio, of Los Gatos, Calif., have pledged $2 million to UMass Medical School to advance amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and neuroscience research.