2015 Press Releases

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UMass ALS Cellucci Fund team running Boston Marathon

UMass ALS Cellucci Fund team running Boston Marathon

Six runners will take on the famous 26.1-mile Boston Marathon stretch from Hopkinton to Boston on April 20 to raise money for the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund. 

Pilot clinical study at UMMS to test ‘Sugar’ diabetes app

Pilot clinical study at UMMS to test ‘Sugar’ diabetes app

An advanced smartphone application developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to help people with diabetes better manage their weight and blood sugar level and assess the status of chronic foot ulcers, is entering a pilot clinical study at UMass Medical School.

Editing HIV out of our genome with CRISPR

Editing HIV out of our genome with CRISPR

UMass Medical School researchers are using CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful gene editing tool, to develop a novel technology that can potentially cut the DNA of the latent HIV virus out of an infected cell.

Sequencing the intestinal microbiome to target therapies

Sequencing the intestinal microbiome to target therapies

Vanni Bucci, PhD, from UMass Dartmouth, is collaborating with colleagues in the UMass Center for Microbiome Research to sequence the intestinal microbiome with the goal of targeting treatments for specific enteric diseases and prototyping probiotic cocktails that could be used as a substitute for antibiotic treatment.

Solving the complex problem of recurrent C. diff with a simple solution

Solving the complex problem of recurrent C. diff with a simple solution

Fecal transplant, a novel therapy that Randy Pellish, MD, is exploring with his patients who have recurrent C. diff, is proving to be more than 90 percent effective.

UMMS scientists help develop a new molecule that may aid in leukemia survival

UMMS scientists help develop a new molecule that may aid in leukemia survival

A novel molecule designed by scientists at UMass Medical School and the University of Virginia inhibits progression of a hard-to-treat form of recurring acute myeloid leukemia in patient tissue.

Building a genomic GPS with CRISPR

Building a genomic GPS with CRISPR

UMMS scientists Thoru Pederson, PhD, and Hanhui Ma, PhD, have developed multicolored versions of CRISPR/Cas9 for finding and mapping chromosomal loci.

UMMS Chancellor to receive MassBio’s Leading Impact Award

UMMS Chancellor to receive MassBio’s Leading Impact Award

Chancellor Michael F. Collins is receiving the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council’s 2015 Leading Impact Award for his contributions to the life sciences economy in Massachusetts. 

Gregory Pazour, PhD, receives Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize

Gregory Pazour, PhD, receives Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize

Gregory Pazour, PhD, received the 2015 Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease, for his discovery of the role cilia dysfunction plays in the disease.

Katherine Fitzgerald honored by the Science Foundation of Ireland

Katherine Fitzgerald honored by the Science Foundation of Ireland

The St. Patrick's Day Medal is bestowed annually upon a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader, living or working in the United States, who has assisted researchers in Irish academia or industry or who has made significant contributions to the research ecosystem in Ireland. 

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