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Building a genomic GPS with CRISPR

Building a genomic GPS with CRISPR

UMMS scientists Thoru Pederson, PhD, and Hanhui Ma, PhD, have developed multicolored versions of CRISPR/Cas9 for finding and mapping chromosomal loci.

UMMS Chancellor to receive MassBio’s Leading Impact Award

UMMS Chancellor to receive MassBio’s Leading Impact Award

Chancellor Michael F. Collins is receiving the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council’s 2015 Leading Impact Award for his contributions to the life sciences economy in Massachusetts. 

Gregory Pazour, PhD, receives Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize

Gregory Pazour, PhD, receives Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize

Gregory Pazour, PhD, received the 2015 Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease, for his discovery of the role cilia dysfunction plays in the disease.

Katherine Fitzgerald honored by the Science Foundation of Ireland

Katherine Fitzgerald honored by the Science Foundation of Ireland

The St. Patrick's Day Medal is bestowed annually upon a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader, living or working in the United States, who has assisted researchers in Irish academia or industry or who has made significant contributions to the research ecosystem in Ireland. 

New paper in Pediatrics by UMMS professor helps pediatricians reduce youth tobacco use

New paper in Pediatrics by UMMS professor helps pediatricians reduce youth tobacco use

According to a comprehensive paper by Lori Pbert, PhD, published March 16, pediatricians are in a unique position to counsel young patients about tobacco use but they often hesitate because they are not sure how best to prevent and treat tobacco dependence.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UMMS 12th in primary care

U.S. News & World Report ranks UMMS 12th in primary care

UMass Medical School was ranked 12th in primary care education among 130 medical schools and 26 schools of osteopathic medicine surveyed by weekly news magazine U.S. News & World Report in its 2016 edition of the “Best Graduate Schools” issue.

New Cuban eatery giving Latino recovering addicts a fresh start

New Cuban eatery giving Latino recovering addicts a fresh start

Café Reyes, the vision of Matilde Castiel, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, is staffed primarily by hardworking, friendly and attentive residents of Hector Reyes House, a residential program for Latino men recovering from substance abuse.

UMMS sequences hookworm genome; may lead to new treatments for tropical disease

UMMS sequences hookworm genome; may lead to new treatments for tropical disease

In a development that could lead to new treatments for parasitic hookworms, Raffi V. Aroian, PhD, has sequenced the genome of the hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum, which infects as many as 400 million people worldwide.

McCormick, Rando and Schiffer elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

McCormick, Rando and Schiffer elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

Beth McCormick, Oliver Rando and Celia Schiffer have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.

New study, co-authored by Sybil Crawford, finds hot flashes can persist for many years

New study, co-authored by Sybil Crawford, finds hot flashes can persist for many years

A JAMA Internal Medicine study co-authored by Sybil Crawford, PhD, finds that hot flashes can last years longer than previously expected, and the earlier they start the longer they last. The finding has major implications for treating and managing menopausal vasomotor symptoms long-term. 

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