2014 RESEARCH

- Archives -

Scientific American article highlights UMMS research that led to the discovery of ciliopathies

Scientific American article highlights UMMS research that led to the discovery of ciliopathies

A news article by Scientific American explains how research at UMMS led to the discovery that cilia dysfunction causes polycystic kidney disease, which led to the discovery of other diseases now known as ciliopathies.

Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, recognized as a 2014 Milstein Award Laureate

Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, recognized as a 2014 Milstein Award Laureate

Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, has been recognized by the International Cytokine and Interferon Society for her work in innate immunity, specifically in interferon production.

2014: Year in review

2014: Year in review

It’s been another banner year at UMass Medical School. Whether it was news about the Ebola crisis, the urgent need for increased NIH funding or recognition of the groundbreaking programs and scientists here, UMassMedNow kept the medical school community informed every day. Here are some of the biggest stories we covered in 2014. We’re looking forward to an even bigger 2015. 

UMMS family physician: Binge drinking may not equal addiction, but it will hurt your health

UMMS family physician: Binge drinking may not equal addiction, but it will hurt your health

Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol this holiday may not make you an addict—according to a recent CDC report on the diagnostic criteria for alcoholism—but it will significantly damage your body. Dennis Dimitri, MD, explains the adverse effects of binge drinking in this Expert’s Corner.

$1M grant to boost development of rapid Ebola diagnostic test; UMMS supporting effort

$1M grant to boost development of rapid Ebola diagnostic test; UMMS supporting effort

UMass Medical School is involved in a new initiative, led by Diagnostics For All, to develop a rapid diagnostic test for Ebola. Such testing will make a ‘huge difference,’ according to Ebola survivor and physician Rick Sacra, who spoke at the State House press conference about the project.

Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, named 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, named 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, a pioneer in the study of RNA silencing, was named a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation.

MassBiologics, Voyager Therapeutics announce collaboration for viral vector manufacturing

MassBiologics, Voyager Therapeutics announce collaboration for viral vector manufacturing

MassBiologics of UMass Medical School and Voyager Therapeutics will collaborate on viral vector manufacturing at the new MassBiologics SouthCoast facility in Fall River.

Anderson Cooper turns to UMMS for 60 Minutes report on mindfulness

Anderson Cooper turns to UMMS for 60 Minutes report on mindfulness

A 60 Minutes report on mindfulness meditation features interviews with UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness founder Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, and current faculty Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, and Jean King, PhD.

Too early to forecast flu season; vaccinations urged

Too early to forecast flu season; vaccinations urged

Infectious disease expert Robert Finberg, MD, said it is too early to predict whether Massachusetts will experience a severe flu season this year and urged families to get the vaccine.

Rothschild to New York Times: More research needed on ketamine as treatment for depression

Rothschild to New York Times: More research needed on ketamine as treatment for depression

While UMass Medical School psychiatrist Anthony Rothschild, MD, acknowledges that there is an urgent need for new antidepressant medications, he is cautious about the rising use of ketamine as a treatment for depression, as he told the New York Times for a Dec. 19 feature on the promising but controversial drug. 

Showing 1-10 of 170 items
of 17

Stay Connected with UMassMedNow

▴ Back To Top
Section Menu To Top