A new study by Thoru Pederson, PhD, and colleagues published in the Journal of Cell Biology reveals important new details about the inner workings of the CRISPR-Cas9 machinery in live cells.
Researchers at UMass Medical School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute are investigating how newborns become infected with Candida albicans, a common fungus that is known to live on almost every human being.
Terence R. Flotte, MD, and colleagues from the Medical Education Working Group published a paper in the AAMC journal American Medicine about the collaboration to develop cross-institutional core competences for the prevention and management of prescription drug misuse.
Andreas Bergmann, PhD, has received a five-year, $3.5 million Maximizing Investigator Research Award from the National Institutes of Health.
In this Women in Science video, Molly Waring, PhD, assistant professor of quantitative health sciences and obstetrics & gynecology, talks about her research exploring how technology and social media can help mothers maintain a healthy weight.
The UMass Medical School community is mourning the loss of Aldo A. Rossini, MD, professor emeritus, who died Aug. 7, at the age of 74. World-renowned for his expertise in diabetes research and treatment, Dr. Rossini, was the William and Doris Krupp Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Diabetes prior to his retirement in 2009.
GSBS alum Cara Weismann, PhD, will unify her love of science with her passion for communication and collaboration when she begins a yearlong Science and Technology Policy Fellowship sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her fellowship will take place at the National Human Genome Research Institute.
A new program project grant will support innovations in the development of gene therapy treatments for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a debilitating lung disease. The $11 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will fund new approaches to the disease in the Horae Gene Therapy Center and the RNA Therapeutics Institute.
Andrew Olive, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Christopher M. Sassetti, PhD, has been awarded a 2016 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship. The two-year, competitive program will support his continuing investigation of M. tuberculosis and allow him to undertake his own research in hopes of establishing his own lab in the future.
Researchers at UMass Medical School are conducting a study to determine how drones could play a key role in helping emergency responders assess mass casualty incidents.