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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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How South Korea protects health care workers from COVID-19

Fourth-year School of Medicine student SeungJu Jackie Oh was completing a dedicated research year in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery when COVID-19 closed the medical school. Oh quickly shifted her focus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Silencing of an ALS gene safely delivered to patients in new study

UMass Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital are the first to safely treat two research participants with a synthetic microRNA, delivered into the spinal fluid, designed to silence a human disease-causing gene. ...

Gastroenterology

Novel therapeutic targets ulcerative colitis

Biologics to modulate the migration and activation of specific innate immune cells, called neutrophils, discovered in the lab of Beth McCormick, Ph.D., at UMass Medical School, have been licensed by Bacainn Therapeutics, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine candidate for gonorrhea shows preclinical effectiveness

A report in the journal mBio, published by the American Society for Microbiology, describes a prototype vaccine candidate for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that ...

Medical research

First evidence of clinical stabilization in Tay-Sachs

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 an upcoming ...

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