An international team of researchers co-led by John Landers, PhD, has identified KIF5A as a new gene associated with the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The discovery, published in the journal Neuron, advances the understanding of what causes ALS and further implicates the role of cytoskeletal defects in the axon as a common factor in the disease.
The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate schools names UMass Medical School in the top 10 percent nationwide in primary care, coming in 14th among 144 medical schools and 33 schools of osteopathic medicine surveyed by the weekly news magazine in its 2019 edition of the “Best Graduate Schools.”
On Friday, March 16, the School of Medicine class of 2018 will receive letters telling them where they will begin practicing medicine.
Five people will represent the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund in the 2018 Boston Marathon to raise awareness of and funds for breakthrough ALS research underway at UMass Medical School.
Nancy Morris, PhD, ANP, is the 2018 recipient of the ANA Massachusetts Excellence in Nursing Education Award recognizing nurse educators who use innovative approaches to facilitate learning and professional development to advance quality patient care across the commonwealth.
Ophthotech Corporation has initiated a research collaboration with UMass Medical School and its Horae Gene Therapy Center focused on applying novel gene therapy technology to discover and develop next-generation therapies for the treatment of ocular diseases.
Devyn Oliver, a PhD student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, has received the prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
The new vaccine for shingles—now recommended for all healthy adults age 50 and older—is significantly more effective than the earlier vaccine, according to UMass Medical School immunologist Robert Finberg, MD.
The genome of the cabbage looper, a common vegetable pest, has been assembled by scientists working in the lab of Phillip Zamore, PhD, at UMass Medical School. The cabbage looper genome is an important new model system for studying insecticide resistance and small RNAs.
Dohoon Kim, PhD, was named a 2017 Suh Kyungbae Science Foundation Young Investigator Award recipient. The accompanying $2 million, five-year grant will support research into changes in metabolic pathways that support cancer cells.