University of Massachusetts Medical School

The University of Massachusetts Medical School, (UMMS) was established in 1962. UMMS is one of the five universities of the University of Massachusetts located in Worcester, Mass. The mission of UMMS is to provide affordable high quality medical care for residents and to conduct complex medical research. UMMS's Dr. Mello shared the Nobel Prize in 2006 in Physiology and Medicine. UMMS is in the top 50 of all medical schools in the United States.

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Office of Public Affairs and Publications (H1-580) University of Massachusetts Medical School 55 Lake Avenue North Worcester, MA 01655
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http://www.umassmed.edu/som/
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Medications

Potential drug targets for ALS and FTD identified in two studies

A pair of collaborative studies led by Fen-Biao Gao, Ph.D., have identified two potential drug targets for the diseases amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The studies, which appear in Nature ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New treatment in the works for disfiguring skin disease, vitiligo

In many parts of the world there is great shame and stigma tied to vitiligo, an autoimmune disease of the skin that causes disfiguring white spots, which can appear anywhere on the body. In some societies, individuals with ...

Medical research

RNAi therapy mitigates preeclampsia symptoms

A collaboration of scientists from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Western Sydney University, have shown that an innovative new type of therapy using small interfering ...

Genetics

New genome-editing strategy could lead to therapeutics

Researchers at UMass Medical School have developed a genome-editing strategy to correct disease-causing DNA mutations in mouse models of human genetic diseases, according to research published in the Aug. 18 edition of Nature ...

Immunology

Cannabis link to relieving intestinal inflammation explained

Reports from cannabis users that the drug reduces the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may finally be explained by new research from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Bath showing ...

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