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UMMS suicide prevention study explores telehealth to improve outcomes, efficiency

UMMS suicide prevention study explores telehealth to improve outcomes, efficiency

Edwin Boudreaux, PhD, is leading a new study to evaluate the use of telehealth to improve suicide-related outcomes.

UMass Medical School develops ‘paraprobiotic’ to fight parasitic roundworms in humans

UMass Medical School develops ‘paraprobiotic’ to fight parasitic roundworms in humans

Raffi Van Aroian, PhD, and Gary R. Ostroff, PhD, and colleagues are developing an engineered bacterium that can be used to safely treat hookworms in animal models and is a potential therapeutic against the parasitic worm in humans.

Atalanta Therapeutics founded by UMass Medical School and three faculty members

Atalanta Therapeutics founded by UMass Medical School and three faculty members

Atalanta Therapeutics, a biotech founded by UMass Medical School and three faculty research scientists to pioneer treatment options for neurodegenerative diseases, has launched with financing by venture capital fund F-Prime Capital and strategic collaborations with Biogen and Genentech.

Nick Peterson and Samantha Tse named Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award recipients

Nick Peterson and Samantha Tse named Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award recipients

Two MD/PhD students in the lab of Read Pukkila-Worley, MD, have each received Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards from the National Institute of Health.

Mammography expert finds deep-learning artificial intelligence may improve cancer detection

Mammography expert finds deep-learning artificial intelligence may improve cancer detection

The journal Nature Medicine has published a study co-authored by Gopal Vijayaraghavan, MD, finding that an artificial intelligence model for computer-aided reading of mammograms may improve the detection of breast cancer.

Clinical trial of new magnetically controlled capsule endoscope, NaviCam, underway

Clinical trial of new magnetically controlled capsule endoscope, NaviCam, underway

David R. Cave, MD, PhD, has launched a clinical trial of a new magnetically controlled capsule endoscope that may provide an alternative to conventional upper endoscopy without the need for anesthesia.

Researchers to study health care providers’ influence on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance

Researchers to study health care providers’ influence on COVID-19 vaccine acceptance

Kimberly Fisher, MD, and Kathleen Mazor, EdD, are preparing a study to evaluate ways for health care providers to talk with their patients about the new COVID-19 vaccines and support them in getting vaccinated.