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X-linked RP in Dogs has been Cured, Humans Next?

A multi-institutional team of researchers from across the country successfully cured X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) in canine subjects in 2012. The collaboration, boasting members from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida, University of Michigan, University of Massachusetts, and the National Eye Institute (NEI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has given hope to many people who see this result as a clear sign that a gene therapy for humans is not far off. 233 more words

Retinitis Pigmentosa

How a Meltdown Turned into an Amazing Weekend

Last Sunday morning, I woke up at 7:45 after a long winded night of watching bands play on campus and seeing the biggest college mosh pit to a Blink-182 cover that UMass has probably ever seen, chatting with friends, blowing bubbles, and messing with tarot cards. 146 more words

CAA Power Rankings: Making Dikembe Mutombo Proud

We are now fully engulfed in league play. With the season shaping up the way it has, an at-large bid or two might still be up for grabs but the only guaranteed ticket to the dance comes with a CAA title. 622 more words

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UMass Presidential Search Committee To Hold Second Meeting

BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Presidential Search Committee will hold its second meeting Tuesday to discuss the next steps in the search process. 103 more words


Man accused of raping UMass student says sex was consensual

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — One of four men charged with gang-raping a University of Massachusetts student has testified that the sex was consensual.

Twenty-one-year-old Emmanuel Bile Jr. 104 more words