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Benjamin Nwosu confirms accuracy of simple method to detect honeymoon period in children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

Benjamin Nwosu confirms accuracy of simple method to detect honeymoon period in children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

A study conducted by Benjamin Nwosu, MD, at UMass Medical School has confirmed the accuracy of a new, simple method to determine whether children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are experiencing a beneficial partial clinical remission.

Gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease underway at MassBiologics, according to Standard Times report

Gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease underway at MassBiologics, according to Standard Times report

Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Mark S. Klempner, MD, executive vice chancellor for MassBiologics at UMass Medical School, provided a tour of the MassBiologics facility on Monday, Sept. 18 to local lawmakers and discussed a promising gene therapy treatment underway, according to an article in the Standard Times.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences welcomes 52 students as doctoral candidates

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences welcomes 52 students as doctoral candidates

At the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Recognition Ceremony on Sept. 14, Dean Anthony Carruthers, PhD, reflected upon his aspirations for the 52 graduate students who are entering the “proving ground for doctoral study.”

2017 Investiture Ceremony honors nine named professors and their benefactors

2017 Investiture Ceremony honors nine named professors and their benefactors

At the 2017 Investiture Ceremony following Convocation on Wednesday, Sept., 13, nine distinguished faculty members were officially invested into named professorships, bringing the total number of endowed chairs at UMass Medical School to 48.

Marian Walhout receives $4.1 million outstanding investigator award from NIH

Marian Walhout receives $4.1 million outstanding investigator award from NIH

Marian Walhout, PhD, has received a 5-year, $4.1 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award from the National Institutes of Health to continue her study of metabolism and gene expression and how they interact.

Joyce McIntyre looks to improve international surgical missions

Joyce McIntyre looks to improve international surgical missions

A new UMass Medical School study of international volunteering among American plastic surgeons co-authored by Joyce McIntyre, MD,  is the first to delve into the effectiveness and quality of American surgery missions around the globe.

Hemant Khanna exploring innovative gene therapy for severe inherited eye disorder

Hemant Khanna exploring innovative gene therapy for severe inherited eye disorder

New research by Hemant Khanna, PhD, and colleagues in the Horae Gene Therapy Center at UMass Medical School explores gene therapy to treat the most common form of Leber congenital amaurosis, a severe inherited disorder that causes childhood blindness.

Telegram, Associated Press report on UMMS study on success of joint replacement among overweight patients

Telegram, Associated Press report on UMMS study on success of joint replacement among overweight patients

People who are overweight or obese and undergo total joint replacement experience the same pain relief as those patients who do so at a lower body weight, according to a study by UMass Medical School that is being reported in media outlets across the country.

Microscopic images from RTI illuminate scientific progress

Microscopic images from RTI illuminate scientific progress

Striking microscopic imagery from the RNA Therapeutics Institute at UMass Medical School is being featured by scientific publisher Cell Press. The images in the gallery were shared by scientists from UMMS.

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Worcester leaders support critical NIH funding for UMass Medical School

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Worcester leaders support critical NIH funding for UMass Medical School

President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut 22 percent from the FY18 National Institutes of Health budget would cost UMass Medical School from $45 million to $74 million a year, Chancellor Michael F. Collins said at an Aug. 16 panel discussion on NIH funding at UMMS.

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