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Living longer, not healthier

Living longer, not healthier

Long-lived mutant C. elegans spend a greater portion of their life in a frail state and exhibit less activity as they age then typical nematodes according to a new study by UMMS researchers. These findings suggest genes that increase longevity may not significantly increase healthy lifespan and point to the need to measure health as part of aging studies going forward.

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

Emergency Department a good place to help people who want to quit smoking

People don’t go to hospital emergency departments to stop smoking. But a new study from UMMS shows the emergency room can be an opportune setting to reach smokers and connect them with resources to quit.

Study: No link between opioids prescribed in ER and patient satisfaction scores

Study: No link between opioids prescribed in ER and patient satisfaction scores

A new study co-authored by investigators at UMass Medical School found no correlation between opioids administered in the emergency room and Press Ganey ED patient satisfaction scores, one of the most commonly used metrics for measuring patient satisfaction.

Expert’s Corner: Consider all options for treating depression during pregnancy

Expert’s Corner: Consider all options for treating depression during pregnancy

In the Expert's Corner video, psychiatrist Nancy Byatt, DO, explains why all treatment options for depression during pregnancy—including antidepressant medications—should be considered by women and their doctors.   

UMMS receives $6.1 M to develop model for predicting gene expression in human dendritic cells

UMMS receives $6.1 M to develop model for predicting gene expression in human dendritic cells

Jeremy Luban, MD, and Manuel Garber, PhD, will be principal investigators on the three-year grant from the recently launched Genomics of Gene Regulation program at the National Human Genome Research Institute. 

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