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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
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    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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  • UMass Chan ALS paper selected for STAT Madness
    Research News

    UMass Chan ALS paper selected for STAT Madness

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, Jonathan Watts, PhD, and colleagues showed the ability to suppress mutant forms of the ALS gene known as C9ORF72 in a single-patient pilot study. The paper reporting the results is part of the 2022 STAT News STAT Madness competition.

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  • UMass alumni Dan and Diane Riccio pledge $15 million to advance ALS, neuroscience research
    Research News

    UMass alumni Dan and Diane Riccio pledge $15 million to advance ALS, neuroscience research

    UMass alumni Dan and Diane M. Casey Riccio, PhD, have pledged $15 million to UMass Chan Medical School to establish the Riccio ALS Accelerator Initiative and to expand and endow the Riccio Fund for Neuroscience.

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  • Biomedical sciences student works toward a future in genetic engineering
    Education News, Media

    Biomedical sciences student works toward a future in genetic engineering

    PhD student Katya Makeyeva investigates how small RNA pathways regulate gene expression of reproductive cells in the lab of Nobel Laureate Craig Mello, PhD.

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  • UMass Chan clinical trial shows antisense oligonucleotide safely suppresses mutant ALS gene in pilot human study
    Research News

    UMass Chan clinical trial shows antisense oligonucleotide safely suppresses mutant ALS gene in pilot human study

    Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, Jonathan Watts, PhD, and colleagues have shown the ability to suppress mutant forms of an ALS gene in a single-patient pilot study.

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  • Emma RNA Saves the Day coloring book helps children understand how COVID-19 vaccines work
    Education News

    Emma RNA Saves the Day coloring book helps children understand how COVID-19 vaccines work

    A coloring book created by a team at UMass Chan Medical School is helping children learn about the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 and the RNA vaccines that protect against it.

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  • Flotte lab to develop gene therapy models for genetic lung disease
    Research News

    Flotte lab to develop gene therapy models for genetic lung disease

    Researchers from UMass Chan Medical School have received a five-year $13.6 million program project grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to develop new gene therapy models for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a chronic, debilitating genetic lung disease that shortens the lifespan.

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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. 

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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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