2016 RESEARCH

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Hudson Hoagland Society Annual Meeting focuses on the science of addiction

Hudson Hoagland Society Annual Meeting focuses on the science of addiction

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Hudson Hoagland Society focused on the science of addiction, featuring UMMS faculty Andrew Tapper, PhD; Amy Wachholtz, PhD; and Judson Brewer, MD, PhD.

Washington Post: Ancient sheep help in quest for Tay-Sachs treatment

Washington Post: Ancient sheep help in quest for Tay-Sachs treatment

UMass Medical School scientist Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, explained to the Washington Post how a rare breed of ancient sheep called Jacob has played a key role in research into Tay-Sachs disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that attacks newborns.

New, evidence-based tool to help osteoarthritis patients decide on hip, knee replacement

New, evidence-based tool to help osteoarthritis patients decide on hip, knee replacement

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has approved a $6.4 million funding award for Patricia Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH, to develop a web-based tool that will better inform osteoarthritis patients seeking optimal knee and hip care.

UMMS scientists create new computational tool for greater understanding of metabolic network

UMMS scientists create new computational tool for greater understanding of metabolic network

Marian Walhout, PhD, and Lutfu Safak Yilmaz, PhD, present the first genome-scale reconstruction of the C. elegans metabolic network and show that scientists can use mathematical simulation to convert bacterial diet into C. elegans biomass.

Pierre Chambon awarded Gregory Pincus Medal by UMMS

Pierre Chambon awarded Gregory Pincus Medal by UMMS

Pierre Chambon, MD, founder of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cell Biology in Strasbourg, France and an internationally prominent biomedical researcher, was named the recipient of the Gregory Pincus Medal by UMass Medical School.

UMMS study: Newly diagnosed diabetes increases risk of heart attack, stroke even among statin users

UMMS study: Newly diagnosed diabetes increases risk of heart attack, stroke even among statin users

Postmenopausal women with newly diagnosed diabetes have a significantly increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease whether or not they take statin drugs, according to a new study led by researchers at UMMS and published in the European Journal of Epidemiology.

Kristina Deligiannidis talks to WBZ-TV about new international peripartum depression study

Kristina Deligiannidis talks to WBZ-TV about new international peripartum depression study

UMMS neuroscientist Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, and her patient Ashley Poniros were interviewed for a health segment with Dr. Mallika Marshall of WBZ-TV about a new international study aimed at determining whether a woman’s DNA impacts her risk for peripartum depression.

UMMS study of congenital cytomegalovirus provides clues to how Zika virus causes birth defects

UMMS study of congenital cytomegalovirus provides clues to how Zika virus causes birth defects

Scientists at UMass Medical School are applying discoveries they’ve made in understanding how cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes microcephaly to new research into Zika virus.

Fuhrmann discusses career development for PhDs in May issue of The Scientist

Fuhrmann discusses career development for PhDs in May issue of The Scientist

Career development is a critical component of a biomedical research education and must be included in a program of study, according to an interview with Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD, in the May issue of The Scientist.

Victor Ambros awarded 2016 March of Dimes prize for co-discovery of MicroRNAs

Victor Ambros awarded 2016 March of Dimes prize for co-discovery of MicroRNAs

Victor R. Ambros, PhD, has been awarded the 21st annual March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology, an honor presented to investigators whose research has profoundly advanced the science that underlies the understanding of birth defects.

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