News Makers 2016

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  • 02 - 02 - 16

    Curing Disease by Repairing Faulty Genes

    Wen Xue, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, has found a way to more efficiently deliver a CRISPR/Cas9 therapeutic to adult mice with the metabolic disease Tyrosinemia type I that may also prove to be safer for use in humans.

    Drug Discovery & Development Magazine
    NewsMedical.net

  • 02 - 02 - 16

    Local delegation tours MassBiologics facility

    Mark Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for MassBiologics and professor of medicine, took local politicians on a tour of the MassBiologics South Coast facility, which just received a good manufacturing process designation by federal regulators. Chancellor Michael F. Collins was also quoted in the article.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 02 - 01 - 16

    Harnessing the power of viruses to treat Huntington's disease

    A look at recent developments to engineer AAV vectors to treat neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington’s disease, includes comments from Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, associate professor of neurology.

    HDBuzz

  • 02 - 01 - 16

    In Search of Forty Winks

    A story about treating insomnia references the five-week Conquering Insomnia program taught by sleep specialist Gregg Jacobs, PhD.

    New Yorker

  • 01 - 29 - 16

    Researchers find link between autism and infectious disease

    Research by Jun R. Huh, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, found that a viral infection during pregnancy can cause  autism-like behaviors in mice by triggering a key immune reaction.

    Boston Business Journal
    MIT News
    Medical News Today

  • 01 - 28 - 16

    Do Viral Infections During Pregnancy Cause Autism?

    Research by Jun R. Huh, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, found that a viral infection during pregnancy can cause  autism-like behaviors in mice by triggering a key immune reaction.

    NewsMax
    Parent Herald
    Health Canal.com
    NewsMedical
    NewsMedical
    The Health Site
    ScienceBlog.com

  • 01 - 28 - 16

    Research into potential probiotic wormer in horses scores federal cash

    Raffi V. Aroian, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, has received funding to explore the potential of a crystal protein produced by a soil-dwelling bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis, to kill equine parasites.

    HorseTalk.com
    The Horse

  • 01 - 28 - 16

    What Would Single-Payer Mean for Doctors?

    Katharine London, MS, principal at the Center for Health Law and Economics, describes the benefits and disadvantages of a single-payer health care system.

    MedPage Today

  • 01 - 27 - 16

    New Optogenetic Technology Uses Near-Infrared Light to Turn Immune Cells to Attack Melanoma Tumors

    Gang Han, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, has developed a new optogentic technology that can trigger the immune system to attack cancer cells.

    AZO Optics
    NovusLight
    MedicalXpress

  • 01 - 27 - 16

    Strongest evidence yet of link between indoor tanning and melanoma

    Mary Maloney, MD, professor of medicine, comments on the link between indoor tanning and melanoma.

    NH Voice
    MedPage Today

  • 01 - 26 - 16

    Boston-area researchers achieve insulin-independence in diabetic mice

    Dale Greiner, PhD, the Dr. Eileen L. Berman and Stanley I. Berman Foundation Chair in Biomedical Research and professor of molecular medicine, and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston University, Harvard University, and Joslin Diabetes Center, have shown in mice with type-1 diabetes that it’s possible to hide insulin-producing beta cells from the immune system.

    Boston Business Journal
    The Health Site

  • 01 - 26 - 16

    Doctors change how they evaluate blood pressure numbers

    Stephen A Martin, MD, associate professor of family medicine & community health; Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD, professor of medicine; and Glenn R. Kershaw, MD, clinical professor medicine, talk about the dangers of high-blood pressure, changes in how physicians treat the disease, and the findings of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) conducted in part at UMMS.

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • 01 - 26 - 16

    Dog DNA probed for clues to human psychiatric ills

    Darwin’s Dogs, a project by Elinor Karlsson, PhD, assistant professor of molecular medicine, collects canine DNA from dogs with the hope of using the information as a basis for studies of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and behavioral conditions.

    Nature

  • 01 - 26 - 16

    Panel Recommends Depression Screening For Women During And After Pregnancy

    Nancy Byatt, DO, MBA, assistant professor of psychiatry and obstetrics & gynecology, weighs in on new recommendations released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that call for depression screening in adults, notably calling for screening in women both during and after pregnancy.

    WBUR Rabio CommonHealth

  • 01 - 26 - 16

    State lawmakers work to boost long term healthcare and housing for vets

    Janet Fraser Hale, PhD, RN, FNP, told the state legislature’s Committee on Veterans Affairs that better health services for veterans is needed in Massachusetts. According to a UMMS report, many of the long-term health care facilities for veterans are in need of renovations.

    WWLP-TV Springfield

  • 01 - 26 - 16

    Stroke Rounds: Stent Retriever Benefit Solely in Functional Recovery

    Raphael A Carandang, MD, assistant professor of neurology, calls a new stent retriever treatment for stroke patients “the second revolutionary therapeutic breakthrough in acute stroke care in the last 50 years.”

    MedPage Today

  • 01 - 26 - 16

    UMMS Research Says the Body May Be Able to Produce More Calorie-Burning Fat

    New research by Silvia Corvera, MD, the Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research and professor of molecular medicine, explains how beige fat is grown in the body and how it helps to regulate metabolism.

    Boston Magazine

  • 01 - 26 - 16

    WNEU School of Pharmacy Looks Beyond First Graduating Class

    Resident Briana Santaniello, PharmD, MBA, talks about career opportunities available to students with pharmacy degrees.

    BusinessWest.com

  • 01 - 25 - 16

    After Blizzard, snow shoveling linked to deadly heart attacks

    Steven B. Bird, MD, professor of emergency medicine, explains that fitness levels play a large role in heart attacks that are related to snow shoveling.

    CBS This Morning
    Latinos Health

  • 01 - 23 - 16

    Federal grant bolsters Barnstable Drug Court program

    David A. Smelson, PsyD, professor of psychiatry, said a new $1 million grant will provide substance use and mental health services, including dual mental health and addiction therapy, peer support groups, trauma care and vocational and educational support, to about 30 participants who are Cape Cod residents each year. The program is a partnership between the Barnstable Drug Court with UMass Medical School and AdCare Criminal Justice Services.

    Cape Cod Times

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