• Massachusetts selected to partner in biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been named a partner in the nation’s first manufacturing innovation institute in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and UMass Medical School is one of five universities supporting the effort.

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  • Rep. McGovern, Worcester delegation join UMMS for Cryo-EM opening

    The Massachusetts High-Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility opened at UMass Medical School on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The cryo-EM research core is New England’s first installation of the transformative technology.

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  • UMass Medical School announces $250 million comprehensive campaign

    The Pathways of Promise capital campaign, the largest fundraising effort since the school was founded, was launched to support the school’s ongoing pursuit of excellence and to shape advances in biomedical research and education well into the 21st century.

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  • AP Big Story: UMass Medical School trains students to fight opioid abuse

    UMass Medical School is leading the charge to better train medical and advanced practice nursing students in the prevention and management of opioid abuse, according to an Associated Press story published June 28.

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  • UMass Medical School: An introduction

    Our mission: To advance the health and well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery along with clinical partner UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care provider in Central Massachusetts. Find out more about UMMS here.

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MassBiologics developing promising alternative treatment for diphtheria in wake of global antitoxin shortage

MassBiologics developing promising alternative treatment for diphtheria in wake of global antitoxin shortage

A worsening shortage of the antitoxin used to treat diphtheria, the deaths of two unvaccinated children to the disease in Europe and declining vaccination rates demonstrate the need for a new approach, and MassBiologics of UMass Medical School is developing one, according to a Jan. 13 story in the journal Science.

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Research

Research

UMMS scientists co-discover first ‘off-switches’ for CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing

UMMS scientists co-discover first ‘off-switches’ for CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing

Researchers at UMass Medical School and the University of Toronto have discovered the first known “off-switches” for CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, providing much greater control over the edits, according to a new study published in Cell. Erik Sontheimer, PhD, led the research at UMMS.

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Direct Visualization of HIV-1 Replication Intermediates Shows that Capsid and CPSF6 Modulate HIV-1 Intra-nuclear Invasion and Integration
DNA-binding-domain fusions enhance the targeting range and precision of Cas9.
A separable domain of the p150 subunit of human chromatin assembly factor-1 promotes protein and chromosome associations with nucleoli
A Conserved Dopamine-Cholecystokinin Signaling Pathway Shapes Context–Dependent Caenorhabditis elegans Behavior
Education

Education

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health celebrate launch of regional campus

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health celebrate launch of regional campus

Officials from UMass Medical School, Baystate Health, UMass Amherst and the City of Springfield gathered Thursday in Springfield to celebrate the official launch of the medical school’s first regional campus in Western Massachusetts. 

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Community

Community

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as deputy director of public safety for UMass Medical School

C. Leon Pierce sworn in as deputy director of public safety for UMass Medical School

C. Leon Pierce has been appointed the new director of public safety and deputy chief of police at UMass Medical School, where he was sworn in by Chief of Police John Luippold at a ceremony held on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

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Students

Students

Top Story: Home sweet home for UMass Medical School’s Waldo Zamor on Match Day

Top Story: Home sweet home for UMass Medical School’s Waldo Zamor on Match Day

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.

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