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Edward Boyden to deliver 20th Fred Fay lecture on Nov. 20

Edward Boyden to deliver 20th Fred Fay lecture on Nov. 20

Edward Boyden, PhD, will deliver the 20th Fredric S. Fay Memorial Lecture, Tools for Analyzing and Controlling Complex Biological Systems, on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The lecture is the centerpiece of Imaging Week at UMass Medical School.

John Haran works to understand how microbiome impacts development of Alzheimer’s disease

John Haran works to understand how microbiome impacts development of Alzheimer’s disease

John P. Haran, MD, PhD, has been awarded a 2019 Alzheimer’s Association grant to support research into how the intestinal microbiome differs in Alzheimer’s patients and whether imbalances are associated with memory decline.

Vaccine candidate for gonorrhea developed at UMass Medical School shows preclinical effectiveness

Vaccine candidate for gonorrhea developed at UMass Medical School shows preclinical effectiveness

A report in the journal mBio, published by the American Society for Microbiology, describes a prototype vaccine candidate developed at UMass Medical School for the bacterium that causes gonorrhea.

State-of-the-art UMMS Cryo Electron Microscopy Core Facility growing, expanding its reach

State-of-the-art UMMS Cryo Electron Microscopy Core Facility growing, expanding its reach

The Cryo Electron Microscopy Core Facility at UMass Medical School has trained hundreds of scientists, analyzed thousands of samples, and is expanding with new equipment, new users and a broader vision for how the state-of-the-art facility can advance biomedical research.

WBUR reports on early results for gene therapy trial for two young children with Tay-Sachs disease

WBUR reports on early results for gene therapy trial for two young children with Tay-Sachs disease

Two young children with Tay-Sachs disease were treated safely at UMass Memorial Medical Center with a gene therapy developed at UMass Medical School and, in one case, the child’s condition has stabilized, according to an interview published by WBUR with Terence R. Flotte, MD.

UMass Medical School study finds snow sport injuries differ by age

UMass Medical School study finds snow sport injuries differ by age

A new study from UMass Medical School finds that younger children participating in snow sports are more likely to suffer severe head and facial injuries, while older kids and teens sustain more internal abdominal traumas.

First evidence of clinical stabilization in Tay-Sachs presented at European Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Congress

First evidence of clinical stabilization in Tay-Sachs presented at European Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Congress

Preliminary data from an expanded access study of an investigational gene therapy in two patients with infantile Tay-Sachs disease indicates the potential to modify the rate of disease progression, according to a recent report presented in Barcelona by Terence R. Flotte, MD.

Gregory Pazour elected fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology

Gregory Pazour elected fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology

Gregory J. Pazour, PhD, is one of 16 scientists named a 2019 fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology. An expert in cilia function and assembly, he was the first to draw an unexpected link between cilia dysfunction and polycystic kidney disease.

Jerry Gurwitz to lead research evaluating Alzheimer’s disease treatments

Jerry Gurwitz to lead research evaluating Alzheimer’s disease treatments

UMass Medical School received a $365,000 grant to collaborate with the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review to examine the clinical and economic value of future therapies to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Jerry Gurwitz, MD, will lead the research for UMMS.

Jeffrey Gordon delivers Pincus Memorial Lecture linking microbiota to childhood malnutrition

Jeffrey Gordon delivers Pincus Memorial Lecture linking microbiota to childhood malnutrition

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, was awarded the Gregory Pincus Medal and delivered the Pincus Memorial Lecture at UMass Medical School on Oct. 29 with National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, PhD, in attendance.

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