2015 RESEARCH

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New guidelines established to help primary care physicians treat obese patients

New guidelines established to help primary care physicians treat obese patients

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, Lori Pbert, PhD, and colleagues outline a model meant to help primary care physicians address obesity during office visits and identify patients who might require additional support in a paper published by the American Journal of Medicine

UMass Medical School Adopts Accelerated Clinical Trial Agreement

UMass Medical School has adopted use of a standardized clinical trial agreement – the Accelerated Clinical Trial Agreement (ACTA) – to be used by each participating institution and sponsor to reduce contract negotiations for industry-sponsored, multi-center studies.

Corvera to Wall Street Journal: risk for gestational diabetes may be detectable prior to pregnancy

Corvera to Wall Street Journal: risk for gestational diabetes may be detectable prior to pregnancy

New research by UMass Medical School microbiologist Silvia Corvera, MD, and obstetrician Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, may lead to earlier diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus in pregnant women at risk for the condition, according to a Sept. 2 article in the Wall Street Journal.

New research shows bioluminescent probes light up enzyme activity in the brain

New research shows bioluminescent probes light up enzyme activity in the brain

Stephen C. Miller, PhD, has developed a new class of molecules that are exclusively activated by the widely pursued drug target, fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). 

Researchers reveal how a common mutation causes neurodegenerative disease

Researchers reveal how a common mutation causes neurodegenerative disease

Fen-Biao Gao, PhD, and colleagues have determined how the most common gene mutation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia disrupts normal cell function by interfering with the movement of RNAs and proteins into and out of the nucleus.

Clinical and translational science award renewed

Clinical and translational science award renewed

UMass Medical School has received a four year renewal of its Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award supports efforts by UMMS and its clinical partner, UMass Memorial, to advance clinical research.

‘Focus of Attention’ project studies visual attention in youth with intellectual disabilities

‘Focus of Attention’ project studies visual attention in youth with intellectual disabilities

UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has been studying visual attention in children and adolescents with intellectual or developmental disabilities to develop teaching methods to reduce the problem.

Horae Oriental endows Gene Therapy Center at UMass Medical School with $2M gift

Horae Oriental endows Gene Therapy Center at UMass Medical School with $2M gift

The Gene Therapy Center at UMass Medical School, a global leader in adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy, has received a $2 million endowment from the Horae Oriental Shenzhen Investment Company of Guangdong, China.

Analysis finds wide disparities in childhood obesity among school districts in Massachusetts

Analysis finds wide disparities in childhood obesity among school districts in Massachusetts

A new analysis of childhood obesity rates across public school districts in Massachusetts shows wide disparities, according to a new report from UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).

UMMS researcher named 2015 Damon Runyon Fellow

 UMMS researcher named 2015 Damon Runyon Fellow

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named Gina V. Caldas, PhD, a 2015 Damon Runyon Fellow. 

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