2012 Research

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UMMS geneticist explains limitations of Lanza DNA study

Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, spoke to CNN about plans to study the DNA of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza for abnormalities and mutations.

Chancellor Collins visits D.C. to discuss fiscal cliff

Chancellor Michael F. Collins met with key Massachusetts lawmakers to draw greater attention to the dire threat posed to biomedicine by the fast-approaching “fiscal cliff.”

Research shows ALS may be treatable using neural stem cells

Promising new research provides evidence that ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, may be treatable using neural stem cells.

Department of Psychiatry experts respond to Newtown tragedy

Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry offer information and expert advice to help deal with the trauma associated with the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Scientists establish link between inflammatory process, Alzheimer’s

The discovery of a link between a known inflammatory process and Alzheimer’s disease may mean drugs now used to target that process may prove beneficial to Alzheimer’s patients.

Chancellor Collins in the Telegram: Fiscal cliff threatens research

In an op-ed in the Friday, Dec. 14, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Chancellor Michael F. Collins warned against the dramatic negative impact of the “fiscal cliff” on biomedical research.

Cutlers endow biomedical research chair; Kiefe is first recipient

Melvin Cutler and his wife, Sandra, have endowed the Melvin S. and Sandra L. Cutler Chair in Biomedical Research. Catarina Kiefe, MD, PhD, was named the inaugural recipient.

Kate’s condition bodes well for baby

In this expert’s corner video, Ellen Delpapa, MD, explains how Kate Middleton's condition differs from typical morning sickness and how it’s treated.

Santry pursuing cutting edge of new specialty

Acute care surgery (ACS) is a new medical specialty that combines elements of traditional trauma, critical care and non-trauma emergency surgery in the hope that it will reduce disparities and improve the quality of patient care. But since ACS was first described as a specialty, there has been much debate about its clinical scope and potential benefits for patient care. Surgeon-researcher Heena Santry, MD,  assistant professor surgery and quantitative health sciences , is seeking greater clarity about how to best structure and deliver acute surgical care with a Clinical Research Scholar grant from the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) at UMass Medical School.

Four UMMS faculty elected as fellows of AAAS

In October, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Council elected four members of the UMass Medical School faculty as fellows of AAAS.

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