2013 Top Story
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In this Expert’s Corner, primary care physician Ron Adler reviews improvements the Affordable Care Act is bringing to preventive care on New Year’s Day.
A new technology for manipulating gene expression in human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) will allow researchers to dissect the underlying mechanisms governing cell differentiation and may lead to new avenues for directing development of cell types. This would enable researchers studying patient-specific disease models to advance development of new therapeutics for autoimmune diseases such as type-1 diabetes.
The UMMS Sidekicks program fosters long term relationships for medical students that teach valuable lessons in the personal side of medicine—and is the model NYU will follow.
The seasonal flu season is expected to hit New England within the next few weeks, said UMass Medical School infectious disease expert Robert W. Finberg, MD.
The latest research on multivitamins shows what experts including UMass Medical School cardiologist Ira Ockene, MD, have long suspected: Daily multivitamins offer no help in preventing heart disease, nor do they prevent a decline in cognition in aging men. The new research was published Dec. 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Psychiatrist Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, talks about Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of major depression that affects 10 percent of the population.
Antibacterial soap has never been shown to be more effective than ordinary soap and water, and may be contributing to antibiotic resistance, according to UMMS infectious disease expert Robert W. Finberg, MD.
UMass Medical School immunologist Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, has been named to the list of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013 for “bringing the world closer to a cure for HIV.”
Nathan Mehlhouse was diagnosed with autism at age 5 and has shown significant progress since his parents began taking him to UMass Medical School’s Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO) Clinic, which was the beneficiary of the Fund-A-Need auction at the 2013 Winter Ball on Dec. 6.
In a rare public speech, Jan Cellucci said her late husband Paul, the former Massachusetts governor and U.S. ambassador to Canada, hoped his campaign to fund a cure for ALS wouldn’t end with his death from the disease.