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Top Story: Class of 2015 med students have another outstanding match

Top Story: Class of 2015 med students have another outstanding match

On Match Day, the School of Medicine Class of 2015 learned where they will begin their careers as doctors; many—66 percent—have chosen primary care specialties.  

Top Story: When it comes to diets, one simple change can be effective

Top Story: When it comes to diets, one simple change can be effective

A UMMS clinical trial found that a simple, high-fiber diet produced clinically significant weight loss, lowered blood pressure and improved insulin resistance—results comparable to those produced by the American Heart Association diet, according to results of the study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Top Story: Editing HIV out of our genome with CRISPR

Top Story: Editing HIV out of our genome with CRISPR

UMass Medical School researchers are using CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful gene editing tool, to develop a novel technology that can potentially cut the DNA of the latent HIV virus out of an infected cell.

Top Story: MassBiologics at UMMS developing pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease

Top Story: MassBiologics at UMMS developing pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease

Scientists at MassBiologics are developing a pre-exposure prophylaxis that prevents tick-transmitted infection of Lyme disease, a breakthrough that could lead to seasonal prevention against the most common tick-borne infection in North America. 

Top Story: UMass Medical School honors graduates, recognizes selfless work

Top Story: UMass Medical School honors graduates, recognizes selfless work

UMass Medical School awarded 233 degrees, including two honorary degrees, Sunday, May 31, at its 42nd Commencement exercises. Institute of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau, MD, delivered the keynote address.

New recommendations by American Academy of Pediatrics merit parent–doctor discussions

New recommendations by American Academy of Pediatrics merit parent–doctor discussions

UMass Medical School pediatric experts Angela L. Beeler, MD, and Lynda Young, MD, weigh in on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated recommendations for preventive pediatric health care. 

Scientists at UMMS, UMass Lowell collaborating on new technology to improve health care

Scientists at UMMS, UMass Lowell collaborating on new technology to improve health care

New technology being developed by computer scientists at UMass Lowell will be pilot tested by researchers at UMass Medical School in an effort to improve the lives of obese and overweight patients by helping them more accurately record caloric intake.

Teaching medical students to help patients manage their weight, quit smoking

Teaching medical students to help patients manage their weight, quit smoking

Judith Ockene, PhD, and Rashelle Hayes, PhD, have received a five-year, $4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to conduct a randomized controlled trial which will test the effectiveness of an enhanced curriculum to train medical students in weight management counseling skills.

VA, UMMS committed to working together to expand services for Worcester-area veterans

VA, UMMS committed to working together to expand services for Worcester-area veterans

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials met with Congressman James McGovern and Chancellor Michael F. Collins to further develop the relationship between the two organizations as they work together to expand services to veterans in the Worcester County area.

UMMS scientists reveal new phase of HIV infection

UMMS scientists reveal new phase of HIV infection

UMMS reseachers, led by principal investigator Abraham L. Brass, MD, PhD, have identified a new life cycle stage in HIV infection, thanks to a novel technique they developed to take images of intact infected cells.

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