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.
UMass Medical School researchers have identified a re-emergence in fungal infections associated with cases of illicit intravenous drug use in Massachusetts as opioid overdoses continue to soar, according to Stuart Levitz, MD.
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.”
Guangping Gao, PhD, spoke with the Telegram & Gazette about promising research underway by 40 faculty of the Li Weibo Institute for Rare Diseases Research at UMass Medical School.
Inspired by patients and their families, 40 scientists at the The Li Weibo (李伟波) Institute for Rare Diseases Research are working together to discover cures for dozens of rare disorders, according to a Facebook Live interview with co-directors Michael Green, MD, PhD, and Guangping Gao, PhD.
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.
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.
UMass Medical School infectious disease and immunology physician-scientist Jennifer Wang, MD, and colleagues are searching for ways to better treat and prevent infection by the virus, according to reports in local media.