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Mutations disrupt protein linked to ALS

Mutations disrupt protein linked to ALS

A new paper by researchers at UMass Medical School published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes disease-causing mutations in a gene called profilin 1 that severely destabilize an important actin-binding protein; this unusual instability may be part of the cause of diseases such as ALS.

UMMS discovery uncovers nesprin ‘railroad tracks’ from nucleus to synapse that direct RNA localization

UMMS discovery uncovers nesprin ‘railroad tracks’ from nucleus to synapse that direct RNA localization

Vivian Budnik, PhD, has pinpointed a novel mechanism responsible for the long-range transportation of RNA from the nucleus of muscle cells to developing postsynaptic sites along the neuromuscular junction.

UMass Medical School to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

UMass Medical School to open Springfield campus in partnership with Baystate Health

UMass Medical School, Baystate Health and the University of Massachusetts Amherst will open a regional clinical campus of the medical school in Springfield, to be known as UMMS-Baystate Health. 

Golenbock, Lee appointed to endowed chairs

Golenbock, Lee appointed to endowed chairs

UMass Medical School will invest two faculty members into newly endowed chairs this fall, Chancellor Michael F. Collins has announced. The chairs were approved by the University of Massachusetts Board at its June meeting.

Chancellor Collins, biotech leaders tout Massachusetts as ‘epicenter of science’

Chancellor Collins, biotech leaders tout Massachusetts as ‘epicenter of science’

Chancellor Michael F. Collins speaks in a video that will be aired at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Counsel BIO International Convention this week to showcase how the state became the “epicenter of science.”

Cancer Walk breakfast recognizes nurse whose self-written obituary drew international praise

Cancer Walk breakfast recognizes nurse whose self-written obituary drew international praise

The 17th Annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk and 5K Run will be held on Sept. 27 and will raise money to support research and care at the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence.

Gina Caldas named 2015 Pew Latin American Fellow

Gina Caldas named 2015 Pew Latin American Fellow

Gina V. Caldas, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Craig C. Mello, PhD, has been named a Pew Latin American Fellow in Biomedical Sciences.

UMass Medical School honors graduates, recognizes selfless work

UMass Medical School honors graduates, recognizes selfless work

UMass Medical School awarded 233 degrees, including two honorary degrees, Sunday, May 31, at its 42nd Commencement exercises. Institute of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau, MD, delivered the keynote address.

GSN Alumni Breakfast welcomes new advanced practice nurses to the profession

GSN Alumni Breakfast welcomes new advanced practice nurses to the profession

Fifty-six advanced practice nursing students who will receive their degrees at UMass Medical School’s 42nd Commencement celebrated at the annual Graduate School of Nursing Alumni breakfast on May 29. See a slideshow of the award recipients.

Chimienti appointed SOM associate dean for student affairs

Chimienti appointed SOM associate dean for student affairs

Sonia Chimienti, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, has been appointed associate dean for student affairs for the School of Medicine.

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