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Expert’s Corner: David Harlan on a closer look at the cause of diabetes

Expert’s Corner: David Harlan on a closer look at the cause of diabetes

In this expert’s corner video, David Harlan, MD, explains cutting-edge research at UMass Medical School that allows scientists to better understand how the immune system attacks insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, leading to diabetes.

Christopher Sassetti to lead international team studying biology of tuberculosis

Christopher Sassetti to lead international team studying biology of tuberculosis

With an $11 million, 5-year program project grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Christopher M. Sassetti, PhD, and an international team of researchers will study the underlying biology of tuberculosis.

Brain imaging study finds link between menthol tobacco, nicotine addiction

Brain imaging study finds link between menthol tobacco, nicotine addiction

A new study co-authored by Guillaume Poirier, PhD, of the Center for Comparative Neuroimaging finds that menthol administered with nicotine alters connectivity patterns in an area of the brain associated with drug reward and addiction and results in behavioral changes.

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk beats fundraising goal, yields $560K for research, treatment

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk beats fundraising goal, yields $560K for research, treatment

The 19th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk & Run surpassed its fundraising goal, bringing in $560,000 to support cancer research and treatment at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. 

Abraham Brass receives grant from Gilead for HIV research

Abraham Brass receives grant from Gilead for HIV research

Abraham L. Brass, MD, PhD, received a grant from Gilead Sciences to undertake translational research investigating the interaction between HIV and host cells.

Telegram: UMMS scientists ‘very proud’ of launch of new rabies treatment

The launch in India of a more effective and economical new treatment for rabies developed by scientists at MassBiologics of UMass Medical School “speaks to the very special nature of the medical school,” Chancellor Michael F. Collins told the Telegram & Gazette.

RNA Society honors Andrei Korostelev and Erik Sontheimer

RNA Society honors Andrei Korostelev and Erik Sontheimer

The pre-eminent international organization for RNA researchers has named Andrei Korostelev, PhD, the recipient of its 2018 Early Career Award, and Erik Sontheimer, PhD, its 2018 Mid-Career Award winner. Both are faculty of the UMMS RNA Therapeutics Institute.

Serum Institute of India launches Rabishield, developed in partnership with UMMS

Serum Institute of India launches Rabishield, developed in partnership with UMMS

The Serum Institute of India has announced the global launch of Rabishield, a rabies monoclonal antibody developed in partnership with UMass Medical School. Rabishield, a U.S.-patented product, will help close the gaps in rabies prevention and is expected to significantly reduce the rabies mortality rate in India.

Teresita Padilla-Benavides recognized for mentorship with SACNAS award

Teresita Padilla-Benavides recognized for mentorship with SACNAS award

Teresita Padilla-Benavides, PhD, has received the 2017 SACNAS Outstanding Research and Professional Mentor award for her demonstrated record of encouraging underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced degrees in a science. 

UMass Medical School expanding tobacco treatment capacity to help Massachusetts smokers quit

UMass Medical School expanding tobacco treatment capacity to help Massachusetts smokers quit

The Center for Tobacco Treatment Research and Training at UMass Medical School has been awarded $1 million from a major tobacco settlement to bring its proven training and research programs, including an app-based behavioral intervention, to Massachusetts communities with higher-than-average adult smoking rates.

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