Vladimir Litvak, PhD, and colleagues made a startling discovery that immune system signaling can directly affect social behavior. Published in Nature, these findings could have great implications for neurological diseases such as autism-spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.
Elinor Karlsson, PhD, has enrolled nearly 7,000 dog owners to provide information about their pets, as well as saliva samples, for the Darwin’s Dogs project. Researchers believe the data will help them better understand how the human genome stores and passes on inherited traits.
Shan Lu, MD, PhD, has received $17.3 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop and produce an optimized HIV vaccine to be used in Phase II human clinical trials.
In this Women In Science video, MD/PhD student Miriam Madsen talks about her PhD project to develop technologies that improve quality of life and bolster independence for people with temporary or chronic physical and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
CRISPRainbow, a new technology using CRISPR/Cas9 developed by scientists at UMass Medical School, allows researchers to tag and track up to seven different genomic locations in live cells. This labeling system, details of which were published in Nature Biotechnology, will be an invaluable tool for studying the structure of the genome in real time.
On Match Day, 116 students from the School of Medicine Class of 2016 discovered where they will spend their residencies, with 81 students representing 68 percent of the class entering primary care.
Infectious diseases expert Sharone Green, MD, is paying close attention to the suspected link between the Zika virus and microcephaly, a birth defect in which babies are born with small heads and underdeveloped brains. Dr. Green plans to research Zika in her lab and hopes to shed light on the connection.
A new paper by Silvia Corvera, MD, published in Nature Medicine, helps to explain how beige fat is grown in the body and how it helps to regulate metabolism.
The many ways in which members of the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care community serve their patients and communities were celebrated at the academic medical center’s 28th Annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
UMass Medical School is committed to improving veterans’ health services through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to reports in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Masslive.com and Charter TV3’s Worcester News Tonight.