2015 RESEARCH

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Researchers reveal how a common mutation causes neurodegenerative disease

Researchers reveal how a common mutation causes neurodegenerative disease

Fen-Biao Gao, PhD, and colleagues have determined how the most common gene mutation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia disrupts normal cell function by interfering with the movement of RNAs and proteins into and out of the nucleus.

Clinical and translational science award renewed

Clinical and translational science award renewed

UMass Medical School has received a four year renewal of its Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award supports efforts by UMMS and its clinical partner, UMass Memorial, to advance clinical research.

‘Focus of Attention’ project studies visual attention in youth with intellectual disabilities

‘Focus of Attention’ project studies visual attention in youth with intellectual disabilities

UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has been studying visual attention in children and adolescents with intellectual or developmental disabilities to develop teaching methods to reduce the problem.

Horae Oriental endows Gene Therapy Center at UMass Medical School with $2M gift

Horae Oriental endows Gene Therapy Center at UMass Medical School with $2M gift

The Gene Therapy Center at UMass Medical School, a global leader in adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy, has received a $2 million endowment from the Horae Oriental Shenzhen Investment Company of Guangdong, China.

Analysis finds wide disparities in childhood obesity among school districts in Massachusetts

Analysis finds wide disparities in childhood obesity among school districts in Massachusetts

A new analysis of childhood obesity rates across public school districts in Massachusetts shows wide disparities, according to a new report from UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).

UMMS researcher named 2015 Damon Runyon Fellow

 UMMS researcher named 2015 Damon Runyon Fellow

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named Gina V. Caldas, PhD, a 2015 Damon Runyon Fellow. 

With $2.5M NIH grant renewal, UMMS to expand research into hepatitis C drug resistance

With $2.5M NIH grant renewal, UMMS to expand research into hepatitis C drug resistance

Celia Schiffer, PhD, and collaborators will expand efforts to overcome drug resistance in hepatitis C and similar viruses with a $2.5 million, 5-year renewal of National Institutes of Health funding for her ongoing HCV research.

UMMS study shows Google Glass effective tool for toxicology consult in ER

UMMS study shows Google Glass effective tool for toxicology consult in ER

Toxicologist Peter R. Chai, MD, studies the use of Google Glass in the emergency room for virtual consults.

Nanoluminous pearls developed by scientists at UMMS

Nanoluminous pearls developed by scientists at UMMS

A microscopic crystal created by Gang Han, PhD, brings the potential use of persistent luminescence nanoparticles for bioimaging one step closer to both the research laboratory and the clinic.

Ice Bucket Challenge paying for genome sequencing in ALS patients

Ice Bucket Challenge paying for genome sequencing in ALS patients

John Landers, PhD, will use funding from the ALS Association to begin sequencing the genomes of 1,000 Americans with ALS, part of an international effort called Project MinE to sequence the genomes of 15,000 people with ALS. He talks about the project in this video.

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