Suicide prevention expert Barry Feldman, PhD, says no one risk factor will cause a teenager to commit suicide and provides a list of warning signs for families to act on, according to a story in the March 10 Boston Globe.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren met with Chancellor Michael Collins, UMass Memorial Health Care President and CEO Eric Dickson, UMMS faculty, students and several local officials on Friday, March 7, to tour the world-class research laboratories on campus and discuss the importance of federal research funding.
The discovery of RNA interference, the breakthrough that earned UMass Medical School’s Craig C. Mello, PhD, and Stanford University’s Andrew Z. Fire, PhD, the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2006, is fueling significant progress for some local biotech companies who are using it to fight diseases, according to a story in the Feb. 24 Boston Globe.
A New York Times editorial calling on regulators to crack down on “devious” tactics tobacco companies use to make cigarettes more addictive than ever cites new research by UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health exposing the change in nicotine delivery among cigarette makers.