UMass Autism Speaks Chapter Continues Advocating Despite Latest Controversy

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Autism Speaks co-founder Suzanne Wright published a post on the organization’s website that attracted negative attention from the disability rights world.

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UMass Professor Researches Hormones, Breast Cancer

Women who have excess body weight during the first half of their life may be less likely to develop breast cancer later on, according to one researcher at the University of Massachusetts, who believes this relationship flips after about age 50.

That turning point is menopause, the period in a woman’s life when she stops menstruating.

UMass epidemiologist Susan Hankinson said varying levels of hormones called estrogens and androgens might

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UMass Scientist Looks Into Hearing Troubles for Older Adults

A version of this article appeared in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian on October 30, 2012.

One scientist at the University of Massachusetts is looking for new ways to help older adults who have trouble hearing in situations where multiple voices are competing for their attention.

Karen Helfer, an associate professor of communication disorders, has received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institute for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to

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UMass Team Discovers New Molecules That May Treat Rare Disease

This article was originally published in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian on October 23, 2012.

Biochemists and a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts have discovered two new molecules that may lead the way to improved treatment of a rare human disease.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry Scott Garman and alumnus Nathaniel Clark are part of a research team that have discovered two molecules through x-ray crystallography that are promising as

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