News & Announcements Archive

COVID-19 antibodies found in new moms' early breastmilk

Antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus were detected in colostrum, which is early breastmilk, from 14 of 15 women who had tested positive for COVID-19 before giving birth, according to preliminary findings from research led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst breast cancer researcher, Kathleen Arcaro and a University of Massachusetts Medical School obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Heidi Leftwich.   Read more »

UMass Embryologist Kim Tremblay Will Explore the Secrets of Liver Regeneration

UMass embryologist, Kim Tremblay, PhD will investigate the liver’s exceptional ability to replace dead or injured cells, exploring how this emerges during embryonic development.   Read more »

Saman Nayyab has been awarded a Fellowship from the Male Contraceptive Initiative

Saman Nayyab has been awarded a Fellowship from the Male Contraceptive Initiative. MCI’s Fellowship Program is designed to give talented young researchers a path towards success.   Read more »

Dr. Goldsby selected as a 2021 Distinguished Fellow of the American Association of Immunologists

Richard Goldsby, PhD has been selected as a 2021 Distinguished Fellow of the American Association of Immunologists.   Read more »

EweMass Wool Blankets make Great Gifts

EweMass Wool Blankets make Great Gifts. Sheep Products Order Form.  For more information contact Alice Newth at 413-545-6034.   Read more »

VASCI regrets the passing of Dr. Alan Schneyer

Dr. Alan Schneyer, adjunct faculty member passed away on November 18, 2020.   Read more »

Osborne, and Team Seeking a New Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases

Barbara Osborne, veterinary and animal sciences, and a small team of colleagues involved in the startup medical research firm HasenTech recently were awarded two grants to advance their investigation of an exopolysaccharide (EPS), a sugar found on the surface of the bacterium Bacillis subilis. It can suppress an immune response and if translatable to use in humans, it holds promise of offering a new treatment for such conditions as irritable bowel disease (IBD) and other autoimmune diseases.   Read more »

Sydney Hastain '18 presents at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Sydney Hastain (VASCI class of 2018) recently presented a cytology case of equine endometritis caused by Coccidioides posadasii hyphae at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP).   Read more »

Alfandari Lab seeks Research Technicain

Full time technical support position funded through multiple NIH grants.   Read more »

Dr. Gradil Provides Expert Assistance with Pygmy Hippo Pregnancy and Delivery at Franklin Park Zoo

“The calf was immediately so bright, strong and aware, and was holding his head up right away. The calf was introduced to his mother, Cleo soon after birth and was nursing within a few hours,” said Dr. Eric Baitchman, Zoo New England Vice President of Animal Health and Conservation.   Read more »