In a development that could lead to new treatments for parasitic hookworms, Raffi V. Aroian, PhD, has sequenced the genome of the hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum, which infects as many as 400 million people worldwide.
A new version of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against twice as many cancers as the existing formula, according to new research in the New England Journal of Medicine, but the vaccination rate against HPV continues to be low. Pediatrician Anne Powell helps families understand how the vaccine works and why doctors recommend it for pre-teens.
In recognition of its strong commitment to youth workforce development, UMass Medical School has been awarded the 2014 Growing and Readying Our Workforce (GROW) Award from the Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board.
A JAMA Internal Medicine study co-authored by Sybil Crawford, PhD, finds that hot flashes can last years longer than previously expected, and the earlier they start the longer they last. The finding has major implications for treating and managing menopausal vasomotor symptoms long-term.
A UMMS clinical trial found that a simple, high-fiber diet produced clinically significant weight loss, lowered blood pressure and improved insulin resistance—results comparable to those produced by the American Heart Association diet, according to results of the study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The impact of cholesterol in an individual’s diet has long been “overrated,” according to preventive cardiologist Ira Ockene, MD, who supports a new federal recommendation to lift the decades-old limit on cholesterol consumption from the government’s dietary guidelines.
The annual observation highlighted the many ways in which members of the UMMS and UMass Memorial community serve their patients and communities.
Victor J. Dzau, MD, president of the Institute of Medicine, will deliver the commencement address at UMass Medical School’s 42nd Commencement Exercises on May 31.
Sherry Pagoto, PhD, of UMMS, and Bengisu Tulu, PhD, of the WPI Foisie School of Business, are principal investigators for a $2 million NIH grant that will fund the research and development of a state of the art app for weight and stress management.
For nearly a decade, UMMS volunteers have used the Science Journal to share research and discovery with the visually impaired and physically disabled.