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Neal Silverman awarded grant from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience

Neal Silverman awarded grant from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience

Neal S. Silverman, PhD, professor of medicine, was recently awarded a one-year grant, $50,0000 from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience to how immune cells know when there is a bacterial infection in the body.

If you belong to a family with long-lived relatives, does that mean you will too?

If you belong to a family with long-lived relatives, does that mean you will too?

A new study by UMMS researchers finds that severe mortality-associated diseases are less prevalent in families of long-lived individuals than in the general population.

New drug resistance mechanism has implications for breast, ovarian cancer treatment

New drug resistance mechanism has implications for breast, ovarian cancer treatment

Research by Sharon Cantor, PhD, and colleagues to understand why hereditary cancers develop resistance to a powerful cancer drug has identified an important new pathway key to chemoresistance in BRCA2-mutant cancers.

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.

UMass Medical School researchers talk #fiberdiet

UMass Medical School researchers talk #fiberdiet

Yunsheng Ma, Sherry Pagoto share tips on how best to incorporate more fiber into your everyday diet.

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.

Pediatrics Corner: Why doctors recommend HPV vaccine for pre-teens

Pediatrics Corner: Why doctors recommend HPV vaccine for pre-teens

A new version of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against twice as many cancers as the existing formula, according to new research in the New England Journal of Medicine, but the vaccination rate against HPV continues to be low. Pediatrician Anne Powell helps families understand how the vaccine works and why doctors recommend it for pre-teens.

WBZ-TV: Simple diet advice key to results in UMMS high fiber study

WBZ-TV: Simple diet advice key to results in UMMS high fiber study

A simple, high-fiber diet was effective in helping clinical trial participants lose weight and stave off diabetes in a new UMass Medical School study because dieters were given one easy instruction of what they could eat, instead of a long list of what they couldn’t, said co-author Sherry Pagoto, PhD, in a WBZ-TV report.

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.

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