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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 infect 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. 

When it comes to diets, one simple change can be effective

When it comes to diets, one simple change can be effective

A UMMS clinical trial found that a simple, high-fiber diet produced clinically significant weight loss, lowered blood pressure and improved insulin resistance—results comparable to those produced by the American Heart Association diet, according to results of the study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

IOM President Victor J. Dzau to deliver 2015 commencement address at UMass Medical School

IOM President Victor J. Dzau to deliver 2015 commencement address at UMass Medical School

Victor J. Dzau, MD, president of the Institute of Medicine, will deliver the commencement address at UMass Medical School’s 42nd Commencement Exercises on May 31.

UMass Medical School, WPI developing smartphone app to address stress eating

UMass Medical School, WPI developing smartphone app to address stress eating

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, of UMMS, and Bengisu Tulu, PhD, of the WPI Foisie School of Business, are principal investigators for a $2 million NIH grant that will fund the research and development of a state of the art app for weight and stress management. 

Living longer, not healthier

Living longer, not healthier

Long-lived mutant C. elegans spend a greater portion of their life in a frail state and exhibit less activity as they age then typical nematodes according to a new study by UMMS researchers. These findings by the Tissenbaum lab suggest genes that increase longevity may not significantly increase healthy lifespan and point to the need to measure health as part of aging studies going forward.

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

People don’t go to hospital emergency departments to stop smoking. But a new study from UMMS shows the emergency room can be an opportune setting to reach smokers and connect them with resources to quit.

Study: No link between opioids prescribed in ER and patient satisfaction scores

Study: No link between opioids prescribed in ER and patient satisfaction scores

A new study co-authored by investigators at UMass Medical School found no correlation between opioids administered in the emergency room and Press Ganey ED patient satisfaction scores, one of the most commonly used metrics for measuring patient satisfaction.

UMMS students partner in service with community organizations

UMMS students partner in service with community organizations

The annual tradition of engaging in service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day takes on special significance this year for 17 students from all three schools at UMMS as they receive support to launch programs that will allow them to build semester-long community connections through service. Five projects have been selected for Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service Student Awards.

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