2015 RESEARCH

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New drug resistance mechanism has implications for breast, ovarian cancer treatment

New drug resistance mechanism has implications for breast, ovarian cancer treatment

Research by Sharon Cantor, PhD, and colleagues to understand why hereditary cancers develop resistance to a powerful cancer drug has identified an important new pathway key to chemoresistance in BRCA2-mutant cancers.

UMMS sequences hookworm genome; may lead to new treatments for tropical disease

UMMS sequences hookworm genome; may lead to new treatments for tropical disease

In a development that could lead to new treatments for parasitic hookworms, Raffi V. Aroian, PhD, has sequenced the genome of the hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum, which infects as many as 400 million people worldwide.

UMass Medical School researchers talk #fiberdiet

UMass Medical School researchers talk #fiberdiet

Yunsheng Ma, Sherry Pagoto share tips on how best to incorporate more fiber into your everyday diet.

McCormick, Rando and Schiffer elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

McCormick, Rando and Schiffer elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

Beth McCormick, Oliver Rando and Celia Schiffer have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.

Pediatrics Corner: Why doctors recommend HPV vaccine for pre-teens

Pediatrics Corner: Why doctors recommend HPV vaccine for pre-teens

A new version of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against twice as many cancers as the existing formula, according to new research in the New England Journal of Medicine, but the vaccination rate against HPV continues to be low. Pediatrician Anne Powell helps families understand how the vaccine works and why doctors recommend it for pre-teens.

WBZ-TV: Simple diet advice key to results in UMMS high fiber study

WBZ-TV: Simple diet advice key to results in UMMS high fiber study

A simple, high-fiber diet was effective in helping clinical trial participants lose weight and stave off diabetes in a new UMass Medical School study because dieters were given one easy instruction of what they could eat, instead of a long list of what they couldn’t, said co-author Sherry Pagoto, PhD, in a WBZ-TV report.

New study, co-authored by Sybil Crawford, finds hot flashes can persist for many years

New study, co-authored by Sybil Crawford, finds hot flashes can persist for many years

A JAMA Internal Medicine study co-authored by Sybil Crawford, PhD, finds that hot flashes can last years longer than previously expected, and the earlier they start the longer they last. The finding has major implications for treating and managing menopausal vasomotor symptoms long-term. 

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

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.

New UMMS study: pregnant women with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their babies have poorer health outcomes

New UMMS study: pregnant women with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their babies have poorer health outcomes

UMMS researchers who led the first population-based study of pregnant women with intellectual and developmental disabilitiesin the United States found that these mothers and their babies are at a greater risk of adverse outcomes, and will further investigate the disparities with a five-year NIH grant.

Expert’s Corner: Impact of dietary cholesterol ‘overrated’

Expert’s Corner: Impact of dietary cholesterol ‘overrated’

The impact of cholesterol in an individual’s diet has long been “overrated,” according to preventive cardiologist Ira Ockene, MD, who supports a new federal recommendation to lift the decades-old limit on cholesterol consumption from the government’s dietary guidelines.

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