Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass study reveals genetic links with disease

By George Felder

February 11, 2013

A new approach to data analysis has led University of Massachusetts biostatisticians to discover new genetic information linked to common diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to a UMass press release. The team of researchers, led by Andrea Foulkes, has appl...

UMass researcher seeks to prevent diabetes in mothers

By David Barnstone

October 4, 2012

By making a few simple changes in the year following their baby’s birth, one University of Massachusetts researcher thinks mothers may be able to prevent the onset of chronic diseases like diabetes. Lisa Chasan-Taber, a UMass...

Eating outside the box

By Alexa Jones

January 31, 2012

Every time I take my annual trip to the doctor’s, I am reintroduced to the food pyramid, or – as it’s known nowadays – the food plate. This got me thinking: is weight management really compatible with such a system?...