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.
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.
Yunsheng Ma, Sherry Pagoto share tips on how best to incorporate more fiber into your everyday diet.
Beth McCormick, Oliver Rando and Celia Schiffer have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.