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NeuShen Therapeutics funds ALS research at UMass Chan Medical School

NeuShen Therapeutics funds ALS research at UMass Chan Medical School

UMass Chan Medical School has signed a three-year sponsored research agreement with NeuShen Therapeutics Inc. to investigate a gene therapy treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Jun Xie, PhD, and Guangping Gao, PhD, are leading the project for UMass Chan.

UMass Chan Medical School licenses data processing and analysis technology to Via Scientific

UMass Chan Medical School licenses data processing and analysis technology to Via Scientific

UMass Chan Medical School has licensed the rights to develop and commercialize a bioinformatic software platform developed by UMass Chan researchers Alper Kucukural, PhD, and Manuel Garber, PhD, and colleagues in the UMass Chan Bioinformatics Core to Via Scientific Inc., in Cambridge

PhD candidate awarded NIH Kirschstein Award for research on Rett syndrome

PhD candidate awarded NIH Kirschstein Award for research on Rett syndrome

PhD candidate David Keener has received a National Institutes of Health grant to fund his research project on Rett syndrome, a genetic neurodevelopmental disease generally diagnosed in girls ages 6 to 18 months.

LISTEN: Physician-scientist Jeremy Luban reflects on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

LISTEN: Physician-scientist Jeremy Luban reflects on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

Jeremy Luban, MD, discusses the latest SARS COV-2 variant of concern and the future of vaccines in the fight against COVID in a new Voices of UMass Chan podcast.

Vivian Budnik named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Vivian Budnik named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Vivian Budnik, PhD, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her contributions to the understanding of the mechanisms of synaptic signaling.

UMass Chan researchers achieve gene therapy milestone for potential Cockayne syndrome treatment

UMass Chan researchers achieve gene therapy milestone for potential Cockayne syndrome treatment

Researchers working with UMass Chan Medical School’s Translational Institute for Molecular Therapeutics announced progress in developing a vector to deliver gene replacement therapy in mice models with Cockayne syndrome, a rare and fatal neurodegenerative disease that largely affects children and young adults.

Small pilot study explores addition of remote activity tracking to electronic health records

Small pilot study explores addition of remote activity tracking to electronic health records

The pilot project aims to determine if wearable devices can help the flow of patient data to electronic health records and give providers the opportunity to assist patients more effectively with weight management.

Trio of UMass Chan researchers receive awards for studies on age-related macular degeneration

Trio of UMass Chan researchers receive awards for studies on age-related macular degeneration

Claudio Punzo, PhD; Johanna Seddon, MD, ScM; and Shun-Yun Cheng, PhD’22, are receiving awards from the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.

UMass Chan neurobiologist Eviatar Yemini recognized with Hypothesis Fund award

UMass Chan neurobiologist Eviatar Yemini recognized with Hypothesis Fund award

Eviatar Yemini, PhD, was chosen to receive a seed grant from the Hypothesis Fund, an innovative, new nonprofit that relies on a network of scientist “scouts” to identify and recommend novel, early-stage research to fund.

UMass Chan researchers contribute to study of drug prevalence among injured road users

UMass Chan researchers contribute to study of drug prevalence among injured road users

Kavita Babu, MD, was a co-author of a recent study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on toxicological analyses of blood specimens from roadway users who were seriously or fatally injured in motor vehicle crashes.

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