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Video: Scientists at UMMS working toward ALS cure

The viral video “Ice Bucket Challenge” campaign is making ALS a household word across the country and shining a light on the scientists around the world searching for a cure. At UMass Medical School, Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, heads a multi-disciplinary team of scientists researching treatments and a cure for the disease. In this video, he and colleagues discuss the groundbreaking research taking place here.

UMass Medical School partners to send Ebola relief to Liberia

With deep ties to Liberia and its health care system, members of the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care community have mobilized a broad coalition of partners to collect and ship life-saving protective medical equipment to health care partners in Liberia.

Expert’s Corner: How zebrafish are helping to unlock melanoma genetics

In this Expert’s Corner video, Craig J. Ceol, PhD, explains how he is using the zebrafish to identify the genes that give rise to melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Video: NBC Nightly News airs ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ at UMMS

The red-hot “Ice Bucket Challenge” has brought in more than 100 donations to the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund in a matter of days, as families across the state and the country take the plunge to raise awareness of ALS and open up their wallets to support ALS research. Log on to umassals.com to support the ALS research at UMass Medical School.

Video: Chancellor welcomes new medical students to ‘a very special community’

In a welcome address to the School of Medicine Class of 2018, Chancellor Michael F. Collins highlighted the overall academic strength of the class, and the great lengths students have taken to serve their communities.

Video: UMMS chancellor, ALS researcher take ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Chair and Professor of Neurology Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD, took the “Ice Bucket Challenge” on Wednesday, Aug. 6, with first-year medical students and members of Dr. Brown’s lab dousing them to raise awareness of ALS.

Video: Inaugural Cellucci tribute race draws huge crowd, supports ALS research at UMMS

More than 1,000 runners and walkers participated in the inaugural Governor Cellucci Tribute Road Race in Hudson on Saturday, Aug. 2, in honor of the late Paul Cellucci’s commitment to fund ALS research at UMass Medical School and his lifelong dedication to public service. The race, which ran through Paul Cellucci’s historic hometown, benefited the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund, launched by the former governor to fund research into a cure after he was diagnosed with the disease.

As skin cancer soars, UMMS researcher explores alternatives to sun tanning

In a new study, clinical psychologist Sherry Pagoto, PhD, is exploring whether offering spa treatments to tanning bed users might help them stop the risky behavior. Skyrocketing skin cancer rates prompted the Surgeon General to issue a call to action to halt the rise in the disease.

Expert’s Corner: Infertility common but diagnosis, treatments have improved

In this Expert’s Corner video, obstetrician/gynecologist and reproductive medicine pioneer Julia Johnson, MD, gives an update on infertility incidence, causes and diagnosis, and talks about improved success rates for today’s infertility treatments.

UMass Cancer Avatar Institute, Center for Microbiome Research backed by UMass president

The UMass Cancer Avatar Institute and the Center for Microbiome Research, two promising research projects at UMass Medical School, were supported in the latest round of University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret’s Science and Technology Initiatives Fund.

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