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Substantial progress being made in ALS research at UMMS

Substantial progress being made in ALS research at UMMS

A year after the popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” campaign had households across the country talking about ALS, scientists at UMass Medical School working toward a cure have made meaningful progress. World-renowned neurologist Robert H. Brown Jr. talks about the promising advances taking place in his lab.  

UMMS develops customizable neurobehavioral tests for children, adults with disabilities

UMMS develops customizable neurobehavioral tests for children, adults with disabilities

UMMS researcher William McIlvane, PhD, and colleagues have developed a computer-based battery of neurobehavioral tests designed to evaluate the cognitive capabilities of both children and adults, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

UMMS receives $2.5 million CDC grant to help ob/gyns treat depression during, after pregnancy

UMMS receives $2.5 million CDC grant to help ob/gyns treat depression during, after pregnancy

UMMS has developed an innovative program to reach more women with perinatal depression by empowering obstetricians to treat patients’ psychiatric needs in their own practices. Now, with a $2.5 million grant from the CDC, investigators here will test the new approach as a potential model to address the urgent public health problem of depression during and after pregnancy.

Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race brings hundreds out to support ALS research at UMass Medical School

Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race brings hundreds out to support ALS research at UMass Medical School

Hundreds of runners, walkers and volunteers contributed to the 2nd Annual Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race on Saturday in Hudson in memory of the late governor, Paul Cellucci, and to benefit ALS research at UMass Medical School. 

UMMS ‘at the forefront’ in ALS research, reports Telegram, NECN

UMMS ‘at the forefront’ in ALS research, reports Telegram, NECN

ALS researchers at UMass Medical School are conducting ground-breaking work on gene discovery, gene therapy and gene silencing, and on biological research using motor neurons created from adult stem cells, thanks in part to money raised by the “Ice Bucket Challenge” campaign.

New ASD test can lead to earlier treatment, better outcome, UMMS pediatrician tells WCVB-TV

New ASD test can lead to earlier treatment, better outcome, UMMS pediatrician tells WCVB-TV

Roula N. Choueiri, MD, spoke to WCVB-TV about Rapid Intervention Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers, an interactive screening tool that identifies ASD in toddlers as young as 18 to 36 months old.

UMMS pediatrician develops improved rapid screening test for autism in toddlers

UMMS pediatrician develops improved rapid screening test for autism in toddlers

UMMS pediatrician Roula N. Choueiri, MD, has developed a rapid intervention screening test for autism spectrum disorder in toddlers, designed to improve early identification and access to treatment. Her study will be published in the August issue of The Journal of Pediatrics

UMMS scientists develop new model for motor responsible for packaging viral genome

UMMS scientists develop new model for motor responsible for packaging viral genome

A new model developed by biomedical researcher Brian Kelch, PhD, and colleagues at UMMS explains how the microscopic motor responsible for packing viral DNA into its tiny protective shell generates the speed and force to overcome pressures ten times greater than that of a sealed bottle of champagne.

Targeting the ‘real bad guys’ in a particularly aggressive breast cancer

Targeting the ‘real bad guys’ in a particularly aggressive breast cancer

A team of researchers at UMass Medical School is collaborating to develop an effective treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease.

Pederson named editor-in-chief of FASEB Journal

Pederson named editor-in-chief of FASEB Journal

Thoru Pederson, PhD, has been named the editor-in-chief of The FASEB Journal by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

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