Child and adolescent psychiatry leader Jean A. Frazier, MD, has been named the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMMS, a new program that brings together the Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Initiative (CANDI), the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO) and the former Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Developmental Disabilities.
A new paper by researchers at UMass Medical School published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes disease-causing mutations in a gene called profilin 1 that severely destabilize an important actin-binding protein; this unusual instability may be part of the cause of diseases such as ALS.
The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation and The Glass Charitable Foundation are establishing five-year term chairs for three junior faculty in diabetes research at UMass Medical School. Laura Alonso, MD, Michael Brehm, PhD, and Rene Maehr, PhD, will each receive $300,000 over five years.
Vivian Budnik, PhD, has pinpointed a novel mechanism responsible for the long-range transportation of RNA from the nucleus of muscle cells to developing postsynaptic sites along the neuromuscular junction.
UMass Medical School, Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will open a regional clinical campus of the medical school in Springfield, to be known as UMMS-Baystate Health.
UMass Medicine Cancer Walk staff members are hosting a series of open houses at several UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center locations to support team leaders and walkers who are raising money for care and research at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence.
UMass Medical School will invest two faculty members into newly endowed chairs this fall, Chancellor Michael F. Collins has announced. The chairs were approved by the University of Massachusetts Board at its June meeting.
The University of Massachusetts was ranked 53rd in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2014, according to a new report released by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
Chancellor Michael F. Collins speaks in a video that will be aired at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Counsel BIO International Convention this week to showcase how the state became the “epicenter of science.”
Perinatal depression expert Nancy Byatt, DO, told Reuters Health that the findings of a new study can help women diagnosed with moderate to severe depression and their doctors make informed decisions about taking antidepressants during late pregnancy.