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    Research News

    PhD candidate awarded NIH Kirschstein Award for research on Rett syndrome

    PhD candidate David Keener has received a National Institutes of Health grant to fund his research project on Rett syndrome, a genetic neurodevelopmental disease generally diagnosed in girls ages 6 to 18 months.

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  • Trio of UMass Chan researchers receive awards for studies on age-related macular degeneration
    Research News

    Trio of UMass Chan researchers receive awards for studies on age-related macular degeneration

    Claudio Punzo, PhD; Johanna Seddon, MD, ScM; and Shun-Yun Cheng, PhD’22, are receiving awards from the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.

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  • UMass Chan researcher Anastasia Khvorova named 2022 National Academy of Inventors Fellow
    Research News

    UMass Chan researcher Anastasia Khvorova named 2022 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    Anastasia Khvorova, PhD, is one of 169 academic inventors selected as a 2022 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

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  • Leader of ScienceLIVE program at UMass Chan recognized for advocacy work
    Education News

    Leader of ScienceLIVE program at UMass Chan recognized for advocacy work

    Angela Messmer-Blust, PhD, was selected as the inaugural winner of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society’s Science Outreach Award.

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  • Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recognizes 41 new PhD candidates
    Education News

    Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences recognizes 41 new PhD candidates

    The Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences honored the new doctoral candidates during its annual Qualifying Exam Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at which Dean Mary Ellen Lane encouraged the honorees to continue “growing, learning and stretching out of your comfort zone.”

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  • UMass Chan partners with Worcester to outfit elementary students with backpacks and school supplies
    Community News

    UMass Chan partners with Worcester to outfit elementary students with backpacks and school supplies

    Nearly 600 students in Worcester received backpacks filled with school supplies this week, thanks to the UMass Chan Medical School community.

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  • Biomedical sciences student studying fertility in Mello lab
    Education News, Media

    Biomedical sciences student studying fertility in Mello lab

    Movies piqued PhD candidate Humberto Ochoa’s interest in science. He’s conducting RNA research in the lab of Nobel Laureate Craig C. Mello, PhD, to understand the national decline in fertility.

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  • Communicating science: Andrei Korostelev using structural biology to tackle antibiotic resistance
    Media, Research News

    Communicating science: Andrei Korostelev using structural biology to tackle antibiotic resistance

    A recent survey of health care professionals showed nearly 60 percent of participants encountered patients whose infections didn’t respond to any antibiotic. Andrei Korostelev, PhD, says by studying the biology of bacterial cells, effective new antibiotics can be developed.

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  • UMass Chan research supports development of new suppressor-tRNA-based gene therapies
    Research News

    UMass Chan research supports development of new suppressor-tRNA-based gene therapies

    Guangping Gao, PhD, and Dan Wang, PhD, show the first evidence that a suppressor transfer RNA therapy, delivered by a recombinant adeno-associated virus, can restore protein production up to six months after treatment in a mouse model of the rare genetic disease mucopolysaccharidosis type I.

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  • Boston Marathon runners raise thousands for UMass Chan ALS research
    Community News

    Boston Marathon runners raise thousands for UMass Chan ALS research

    ALS research at UMass Chan Medical School is the big beneficiary as select Boston Marathon runners raise tens of thousands of dollars each year. This year, five competitors in the April 18 event are running as part of the UMass Chan ALS Cellucci Fund Boston Marathon team and two sons of the late Jake Kennedy will run in support of the Jake Kennedy ALS Fund.

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Mary Pickering selected as STEM leader by Aran Nebula Foundation

The Aran Nebula Foundation has selected an inaugural cohort of STEM leaders who have contributed to various STEM fields in extraordinary ways.

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RESEARCH NEWS

Craig Mello interviewed at the Bergamo Science Festival

“The good thing about science? It’s that it takes you places you never thought you’d see.” So goes one of Craig Mello’s sayings, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of RNA interference along with his colleague Andrew Fire.

Watch Craig's interview

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RESEARCH NEWS

UMass Chan clinical trial shows potential to safely suppress gene related to ALS

Researchers at the UMass Chan Medical School say they have safely used injections to suppress a mutant gene linked to ALS.

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New research from UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester shows ‘encouraging’ results that could slow progression of ALS

New research developed from studies at UMass Chan has the potential to revolutionize treatment options for people with ALS.

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Coloring book created by medical professor addresses vaccine, COVID-19 concerns

A new coloring book is helping kids draw clear lines between COVID-19 and the vaccines. Download or request coloring book.
 
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Superhero Emma RNA gives COVID-19 bam! pow! zap! in new comic/coloring book

WORCESTER — There’s a new comic book superhero in town and her mission is combating COVID-19 through education...and coloring. Download or request coloring book.
 
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UMass Chan Medical School professor creates kids coloring book on COVID-19 vaccine

A new coloring book is helping kids draw clear lines between COVID-19 and the vaccines. Download or request coloring book.
 
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First Rounders Podcast: Craig Mello

Craig Mello is a Nobel Laureate, co-founder of Atalanta Therapeutics, and a professor at UMass Chan Medical School, where he runs the Mello Lab. Our conversation covers the lure of conspiracy theorists, the state of RNA therapeutics, and getting that call from the Nobel committee. 

Listen here

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RESEARCH NEWS

Local Nobel Prize Winner Hopes COVID Vaccine RNA Technology Can Fight Other Diseases

Many experts have hailed the fast development of COVID-19 vaccines as a miracle of modern medicine. The science behind it could pave the way to revolutionary treatments for a number of crippling diseases.

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