Rett Syndrome Research Trust co-founder and Executive Director Monica Coenraads, whose 18-year-old daughter Chelsea has the disease, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Commencement on May 31 for her tireless work and passionate advocacy in pursuit of a cure.
Lynn Alexander Farrugia, MD, instructor in emergency medicine, explains the health risks of the new synthetic drug “flakka" in this Expert's Corner video.
Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, discusses the controversy surrounding prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening recommendations in this Expert’s Corner video.
UMass Medical School researchers are using CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful gene editing tool, to develop a novel technology that can potentially cut the DNA of the latent HIV virus out of an infected cell.
Vanni Bucci, PhD, from UMass Dartmouth, is collaborating with colleagues in the UMass Center for Microbiome Research to sequence the intestinal microbiome with the goal of targeting treatments for specific enteric diseases and prototyping probiotic cocktails that could be used as a substitute for antibiotic treatment.
Based on the success of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Barbara Olendzki is collaborating with colleagues in the UMass Center for Microbiome Research to uncover how exactly this diet affects gut bacteria.
Fecal transplant, a novel therapy that Randy Pellish, MD, is exploring with his patients who have recurrent C. diff, is proving to be more than 90 percent effective.
Roula N. Choueiri, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, offers advice to parents and caregivers concerned that their child might have an autism spectrum disorder.
Thanks to student volunteers from UMass Medical School, a special group of Central Massachusetts children have been provided an opportunity to learn to love tennis through the ACEing Autism program.
Good oral health is essential for overall health, and primary care doctors have an important role to play in their patients’ dental health. Family physician and oral health advocate Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, explains why and how in this Expert’s Corner video.