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2011-10-18 11:00:00

Nurses Support Efforts to Hold Wall Street Accountable for Devastation Caused on Main Street WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses, who every day care for the casualties of the economic crisis driven by Wall Street greed, are standing in solidarity with and offering their support to the new Occupy Worcester protest. Tonight, a delegation of nurses from hospitals and other facilities in Central Mass, who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses...

2011-08-05 13:58:06

Novel DNA sensing pathway linked to increased susceptibility to malaria Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have uncovered a novel DNA-sensing pathway important to the triggering of an innate immune response for malaria. Activation of this pathway appears to stimulate production of an overabundance of type-1 interferon by the immune system that may contribute to inflammation and fever in malaria patients and could play a part in susceptibility for the most common and...

2011-07-28 23:17:15

Study shows that selection pressures imposed by predator fungi have shaped escape behavior in microscopic worms Escape responses are some of the most studied behaviors by neurobiologists who want to understand how the brain processes sensory information. The ability to evade predators plays a vital role in the process of natural selection. Animals explore their environment to find food, find mates and locate new habitats, and have developed distinct escape responses to avoid predators,...

2011-06-28 08:00:00

Teams with MyCareTeam to connect patients and care providers through remote patient monitoring linked to Allscripts EHR WORCESTER, Mass., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UMass Memorial Health Care is aiming to improve and lower the cost of diabetes care using a new approach that allows patients and their care team to better manage their health remotely. UMass Memorial, clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is the first health care provider in the...

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2011-06-22 06:05:00

Research published this week in the journal Nature Communications shows that a light-sensitive protein found in the human eye can act as a "compass" in the magnetic field when implanted into the eyes of Drosophila (flies). The study showed that without their natural "magneto reception" protein, flies do not respond to a magnetic field. But after replacing the protein with a human version of the protein, their ability was restored. For migratory birds and some other animals, the ability to...

2011-04-05 00:05:23

Discovery points to a potential co-contributor to cilia-related diseases Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have described a previously unknown role for the cilia protein IFT88 in mitosis, the process by which a dividing cell separates its chromosomes containing the cell's DNA into two identical sets of new daughter cells. Published in advance online by Nature Cell Biology, this newly discovered function for IFT88 suggests a possible alternative or contributory...

2011-03-15 10:27:00

Listed Among the Top Five Medical Schools Nationally for 14th Straight Year PHILADELPHIA, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine ranks #2 among research-oriented medical schools in the United States, according to U.S.News & World Report's annual survey. The annual survey of the nation's 126 fully accredited medical schools and twenty schools of osteopathic medicine also places Penn in the top ten...

2011-02-19 00:00:44

Wagner Design Associates has developed several key marketing pieces for the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) Office of Research and its Business Development team. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) February 18, 2011 Wagner Design Associates has developed several key marketing pieces for the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) Office of Research and its Business Development team. The graphic design firm designed the Business Development logo using compass imagery to signify the...

2011-01-18 16:43:31

Phase 2 clinical trial begins for a novel monoclonal antibody Following a successful Phase 1 study for safety, researchers at MassBiologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) today announced the beginning of a Phase 2 clinical trial testing the ability of a human monoclonal antibody they developed to prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection of a donor liver in transplant patients. The first patients were enrolled in the study in December. The primary goal of this...

2010-12-22 07:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) and scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, led by Dr. Trudy Morrison, published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Virology, a report indicating that a novel virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine candidate against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) protects mice from a live virus challenge. This vaccine candidate has been created with technology that Novavax has licensed...