2012 IN FOCUS

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Clinical trial tests less painful breast tissue expander

Joan Greffrath of Worcester is treating her breast cancer diagnosis the way her mother approached her own battles with cancer: with humor and grace. Her positive attitude explains why she considers it “a gift” to participate in a new clinical trial for breast reconstruction after mastectomy being conducted by John Castle, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery and plastic surgery director at the UMass Memorial Comprehensive Breast Center.

Earth Day Celebration 2012

Learning how to live nearly off the grid, commute to work using little or no gasoline, and reduce the overall carbon foot print of daily activities are among the themes to be featured at UMass Medical School’s annual Earth Day celebration, set for Tuesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Medical School lobbies and the Faculty Conference Room.

Connecting high school science teachers to cutting-edge research

Dozens of Massachusetts high school science teachers learned about cutting-edge biomedical research at the 25th annual Frontiers in Science Conference.

Newsmaker: T&G reports on deep brain stimulation trial

Anthony Rothschild, MD, spoke to Worcester Telegram & Gazette about on a deep brain stimulation clinical trial for treatment-resistant depression.

Newsmaker: Weld, Cellucci reunite in fight against ALS

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld will make a heartfelt return to the Bay State to help former Gov. Paul Cellucci $10 million for the UMass/ALS Champion Fund.