Heidi A. Tissenbaum, PhD, spoke to CNN about plans to study the DNA of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza for abnormalities and mutations.
Chancellor Michael F. Collins met with key Massachusetts lawmakers to draw greater attention to the dire threat posed to biomedicine by the fast-approaching “fiscal cliff.”
Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry offer information and expert advice to help deal with the trauma associated with the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
The discovery of a link between a known inflammatory process and Alzheimer’s disease may mean drugs now used to target that process may prove beneficial to Alzheimer’s patients.
Promising new research provides evidence that ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, may be treatable using neural stem cells.
In an op-ed in the Friday, Dec. 14, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Chancellor Michael F. Collins warned against the dramatic negative impact of the “fiscal cliff” on biomedical research.
Melvin Cutler and his wife, Sandra, have endowed the Melvin S. and Sandra L. Cutler Chair in Biomedical Research. Catarina Kiefe, MD, PhD, was named the inaugural recipient.
In this expert’s corner video, Ellen Delpapa, MD, explains how Kate Middleton's condition differs from typical morning sickness and how it’s treated.
Acute care surgery (ACS) is a new medical specialty that combines elements of traditional trauma, critical care and non-trauma emergency surgery in the hope that it will reduce disparities and improve the quality of patient care. But since ACS was first described as a specialty, there has been much debate about its clinical scope and potential benefits for patient care. Surgeon-researcher Heena Santry, MD, assistant professor surgery and quantitative health sciences , is seeking greater clarity about how to best structure and deliver acute surgical care with a Clinical Research Scholar grant from the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) at UMass Medical School.
In October, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Council elected four members of the UMass Medical School faculty as fellows of AAAS.