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Communication between neighboring cells triggers autophagy

Communication between neighboring cells triggers autophagy

Eric H. Baehrecke, PhD, has identified an immune-related protein deployed between neighboring cells in Drosophila that plays an essential role in the cell-degradation process known as autophagy.

Jason Lau named Medical Research Scholar by the National Institutes of Health

Jason Lau named Medical Research Scholar by the National Institutes of Health

Jason Lau, a third-year School of Medicine student, has been named an NIH 2017 Medical Research Scholar.

Summer Enrichment Program enlightening for aspiring physician and nurse practitioner

Summer Enrichment Program enlightening for aspiring physician and nurse practitioner

The UMass Medical School Summer Enrichment Program immerses college students in challenging academics, community and cultural health seminars and real-world shadowing experiences, designed to improve their qualifications and competitive standing for admission to professional or graduate school in the health sciences.

Sean Ryder’s hair-razing campaign supports Jill Zitzewitz as she faces multiple myeloma

Sean Ryder’s hair-razing campaign supports Jill Zitzewitz as she faces multiple myeloma

Jill Zitzewitz, PhD, said the support of her UMMS colleagues, led by Sean Ryder, PhD, as she undergoes treatment for multiple myeloma has boosted her spirits and shown her “what a wonderful place this is.” 

Can Facebook be used to deliver a post-partum weight loss intervention?

Can Facebook be used to deliver a post-partum weight loss intervention?

Molly Waring, PhD, has received an NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute grant to evaluate a post-partum weight loss intervention delivered through Facebook.

JAMA Viewpoint: Nursing homes make progress in reducing use of antipsychotic drugs

JAMA Viewpoint: Nursing homes make progress in reducing use of antipsychotic drugs

Fewer dementia patients are being given antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes, according to a JAMA Viewpoint article by Jerry Gurwitz, MD, and colleagues. (Graphic courtesy of Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

Data show five-year response for AAT deficiency gene therapy

Data show five-year response for AAT deficiency gene therapy

Data demonstrating sustained protein expression five years after a single intramuscular injection of a gene-based therapy for the treatment of alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency also shows improvements in multiple indicators of AAT biological activity. The study, led by Dean Terence R. Flotte, appears in the June issue of Molecular Therapy.

UMass Medical School awards 253 degrees at 44th Commencement exercises

UMass Medical School awards 253 degrees at 44th Commencement exercises

UMass Medical School bestowed 253 degrees, including three honorary degrees, at its 44th Commencement exercises on the campus green on Sunday, June 4.

An exciting week of events leads up to Commencement 2017

An exciting week of events leads up to Commencement 2017

With UMass Medical School’s 44th Commencement just around the corner, the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing will kick off three days of celebration as they honor the achievements of the students who will receive their degrees on Sunday, June 4.

GSBS class speaker Brian Quattrochi on ‘wisdom through failure’ in science

GSBS class speaker Brian Quattrochi on ‘wisdom through failure’ in science

Brian Quattrochi, MD/PhD candidate, will address the GSBS graduates of the Class of 2017 as the class speaker at Commencement on June 4.

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