University of Massachusetts Medical School

Living longer, not healthier

A study of long-lived mutant C. elegans by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School shows that the genetically altered worms spend a greater portion of their life in a frail state and exhibit less activity ...

dateJan 20, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Tuning light to kill deep cancer tumors

An international group of scientists led by Gang Han, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has combined a new type of nanoparticle with an FDA-approved photodynamic therapy to effectively kill deep-set ...

dateOct 15, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Vitamin B12 accelerates worm development

Everyday our cells take in nutrients from food and convert them into the building blocks that make life possible. However, it has been challenging to pinpoint exactly how a single nutrient or vitamin changes gene expression ...

dateFeb 13, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Scientists re-imagine how genomes are assembled

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) have developed a new method for piecing together the short DNA reads produced by next-generation sequencing technologies that are the basis for building ...

dateNov 25, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Researchers discover a new role for RNAi

Organisms employ a fascinating array of strategies to identify and restrain invasive pieces of foreign DNA, such as those introduced by viruses. For example, many viruses produce double-stranded (ds)RNA during their life ...

dateJun 26, 2012 in Biotechnology
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