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Dekker, colleagues at Curie Institute untangle Barr body of inactive X chromosome

Dekker, colleagues at Curie Institute untangle Barr body of inactive X chromosome

Job Dekker, PhD, and scientists at Institut Curie in Paris and Stanford University have taken a detailed look inside the small, densely packed structure of the inactive X chromosome found in female mammals called the Barr body.

Students in High School Health Careers Program driven by dedication, determination

Students in High School Health Careers Program driven by dedication, determination

Eighteen local teenagers who are determined to do what it takes to succeed in careers in health care are members of UMass Medical School’s High School Health Careers Program Class of 2016.

Third Rock Ventures launches Fulcrum Therapeutics; Michael Green of UMMS a co-founder

Third Rock Ventures launches Fulcrum Therapeutics; Michael Green of UMMS a co-founder

Michael Green, MD, PhD, is one of five scientific co-founders of Fulcrum Therapeutics, a new company located in Cambridge’s Kendall Square focused on discovering and developing small molecules that modulate the on/off control mechanisms that regulate genes.

UMMS researchers discover novel link between immune system, social behavior

UMMS researchers discover novel link between immune system, social behavior

Vladimir Litvak, PhD, and colleagues made a startling discovery that immune system signaling can directly affect social behavior. Published in Nature, these findings could have great implications for neurological diseases such as autism-spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.

Long noncoding RNA found to quell inflammation

Long noncoding RNA found to quell inflammation

A long noncoding RNA (lincRNA)—called lincRNA-EPS—responsible for regulating innate immunity has been identified by a team of scientists at UMass Medical School. The findings were published in Cell. Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD, professor of medicine, is senior author on the study.

Peter Chai on CNBC explains how Google Glass can aid emergency patients

Peter Chai on CNBC explains how Google Glass can aid emergency patients

Peter R. Chai, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, discussed his research using Google Glass in the emergency department in a CNBC “The Spark” interview.

AP Big Story: UMass Medical School trains students to fight opioid abuse

AP Big Story: UMass Medical School trains students to fight opioid abuse

UMass Medical School is leading the charge to better train medical and advanced practice nursing students in the prevention and management of opioid abuse, according to an Associated Press story published June 28.

Stephen Miller receives McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award

Stephen Miller receives McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award

Stephen C. Miller, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, received a 2016 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award for his work overcoming barriers to imaging in the brain.

Study of canine genetics holds clues to better human health

Study of canine genetics holds clues to better human health

Elinor Karlsson, PhD, has enrolled nearly 7,000 dog owners to provide information about their pets, as well as saliva samples, for the Darwin’s Dogs project. Researchers believe the data will help them better understand how the human genome stores and passes on inherited traits.

Summer Enrichment Program leads diverse students on path to medical school

Summer Enrichment Program leads diverse students on path to medical school

This year’s Summer Enrichment Program for college undergraduates welcomed 20 high-performing students who learned what it takes to gain entry to medical school. 

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