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2014-10-02 12:30:22

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Representative Danielle Gregoire and Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant join community event to open 200,000 square-foot "lab of the future" designed to deliver innovative, efficient diagnostic information services to New England MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today unveiled its new, state-of-the-art clinical test laboratory in Marlborough,...

2014-08-14 08:29:53

WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Massachusetts' most celebrated cause-related activity, the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk, will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Now in its 16th year, the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk is expected to attract more than 12,000 individuals, business leaders, employees, community organizations and teams who are raising funds to support cancer research and clinical trials, right at the UMass Medical Cancer Center of Excellence....

2014-04-10 16:15:29

New findings hold promise for expanded use of bioluminescence imaging tools New research from scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School shows that fruit flies are secretly harboring the biochemistry needed to glow in the dark —otherwise known as bioluminescence. The key to activating this latent ability is a novel synthetic analog of D-luciferin developed at UMMS. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that...

2014-02-25 23:01:37

Quarterly Webinar Series Continues from Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Life Sciences Solutions Group (formerly Life Technologies) with Rare Disease Day Speaker Series, February 28, 2014. Yorba Linda, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a webinar learning series in support of Rare Disease Day 2014 to help researchers stay updated on the most recent developments in sequencing technologies. The series, “Rare Disease Day 2014,” will take place Feb. 28, 2014...

2013-11-21 13:08:56

First line anti-viral protein rendered ineffective by Amphotericin B Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered evidence that a widely used anti-fungal medicine increases susceptibility to flu infection in mice and cell cultures. Published online in Cell Reports, the study shows that Amphotericin B, commonly given to cancer and bone marrow transplant patients to fight invasive fungal infections, neutralizes an...

2013-11-15 23:04:44

FSH Society partners with Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center. Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 A new cooperative research center focusing on Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) has been established at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). The National Institutes of Health Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center will focus its research and training programs on FSHD, one of the most prevalent...

2013-10-21 13:25:42

Genetic mutation found to restore translational balance in mice In a biological quirk that promises to provide researchers with a new approach for studying and potentially treating Fragile X syndrome, scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) have shown that knocking out a gene important for messenger RNA (mRNA) translation in neurons restores memory deficits and reduces behavioral symptoms in a mouse model of a prevalent human neurological disease. These results,...

Americans Living Longer Healthier Lives
2013-09-13 09:15:06

[ Watch the Video: American Wise Up To Healthy Living ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thanks to new advancements in medical technology, new prescriptions and improved health care, the average American baby born into this world will spend more time here than their parents. Even these parents have longer and more active lives to look forward to than their parents had. A study which compiled data from over two decades has found American babies born in this world...

2013-08-23 23:02:25

Whistleblower suit alleged hospital system charged the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for medical bills incurred by patients unable to pay by falsifying their addresses as “homeless shelter” residents Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. and UMass Memorial Medical Center, Inc. (“UMass”) have agreed to return more than $50,000 to Massachusetts’ Health Safety Net to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the Worcester-based hospital submitted...

2013-06-14 13:52:29

Postmenopausal women who use antidepressant medication or suffer from depression might be more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI), larger waist circumference and inflammation–all associated with increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a study led by University of Massachusetts Medical School investigator Yunsheng Ma, PhD, MD, MPH, and published in the June 13 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The UMass Medical School study...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.