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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Neuroscience

Lab examines migraine-like phenotypes in nematode

Researchers at UMass Medical School have uncovered a mechanism that causes an imbalance in excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the nervous system. This research, which was carried out using the nematode C. elegans and ...

Medical research

New research shows how stress can weaken defenses

Research from the lab of Mark Alkema, Ph.D., professor of neurobiology, sheds light on how the "flight-or-flight" response impairs long-term organism health. The study, conducted in the nematode worm, C. elegans, a common ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hookworm infection may cause cognitive impairment earlier than thought

Evidence from the lab of Raffi Aroian, Ph.D., shows that short-term human hookworm infection, even at low levels, can cause rapid, acute and measurable cognitive impairments in spatial memory among a mammalian animal model. ...

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 ...

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