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Top Story: Class of 2015 med students have another outstanding match

Top Story: Class of 2015 med students have another outstanding match

On Match Day, the School of Medicine Class of 2015 learned where they will begin their careers as doctors; many—66 percent—have chosen primary care specialties.  

Top Story: When it comes to diets, one simple change can be effective

Top Story: When it comes to diets, one simple change can be effective

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.

Top Story: Editing HIV out of our genome with CRISPR

Top Story: Editing HIV out of our genome with CRISPR

UMass Medical School researchers are using CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful gene editing tool, to develop a novel technology that can potentially cut the DNA of the latent HIV virus out of an infected cell.

Top Story: MassBiologics at UMMS developing pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease

Top Story: MassBiologics at UMMS developing pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease

Scientists at MassBiologics are developing a pre-exposure prophylaxis that prevents tick-transmitted infection of Lyme disease, a breakthrough that could lead to seasonal prevention against the most common tick-borne infection in North America. 

Top Story: UMass Medical School honors graduates, recognizes selfless work

Top Story: 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.

New recommendations by American Academy of Pediatrics merit parent–doctor discussions

New recommendations by American Academy of Pediatrics merit parent–doctor discussions

UMass Medical School pediatric experts Angela L. Beeler, MD, and Lynda Young, MD, weigh in on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated recommendations for preventive pediatric health care. 

Trudy Morrison, PhD, and Read Pukkila-Worley, MD, awarded Hood Foundation grants

Trudy Morrison, PhD, and Read Pukkila-Worley, MD, awarded Hood Foundation grants

UMass Medical School scientists Trudy Morrison, PhD, and Read Pukkila-Worley, MD, have been awarded grants from the Charles H. Hood Foundation to further their research aimed at improving child health.

Perinatal depression expert urges calm on study linking antidepressant use to autism

Perinatal depression expert urges calm on study linking antidepressant use to autism

Perinatal depression expert Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, is urging calm after the release of a large-scale study that found a link between increased incidence of autism spectrum disorder in children of women who use antidepressants while pregnant.

Pagoto: FDA proposes “bold” rules on use of indoor tanning

Pagoto: FDA proposes “bold” rules on use of indoor tanning

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, says the FDA’s proposed rules to prohibit anyone under 18 from using indoor tanning facilities and to require adults to sign risk acknowledgement forms are a positive step toward increasing public awareness of dangers associated with indoor tanning.

Scientists at UMMS, UMass Lowell collaborating on new technology to improve health care

Scientists at UMMS, UMass Lowell collaborating on new technology to improve health care

New technology being developed by computer scientists at UMass Lowell will be pilot tested by researchers at UMass Medical School in an effort to improve the lives of obese and overweight patients by helping them more accurately record caloric intake.

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