News & Announcements Archive

Bay State Livestock Classic will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024

Student participants spend time during the spring semester training and fitting the animals that they have chosen to show during the Classic.

VASCI Researchers Identify Enzyme Key to Training Cells to Fight Autoimmune Disorders

The discovery of a new signaling pathway in immune cells may lay the foundation for drug-free, side-effect-free treatments for patients with aplastic anemia and other autoimmune disorders.

VASCI Launches Newsletter

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences has launched a MOOS-letter.

VASCI Launches Newsletter

The Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences has launched the VASCI MOOS-letter.

Virtual Veterinary Technology Information Session

Join Amy Rubin, DVM for a Virtual Veterinary Technology Information Session on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 5:00pm.

RSVP to ajrubin [at] umass.edu (Dr. Rubin) - for the zoom link! 

"Unleash" Your Potential At UMass

Complete your second Bachelor's degree in veterinary technology in under two years. To learn more contact: vettech [at] umass.edu or email ajrubin [at] umass.edu (Amy Rubin) DVM.

Winter Traveling Dairy Class goes to Ontario, Canada

The Winter Traveling Dairy Class traveled to Ontario, Canada. Trip highlights included a visit to the statue of Springbank Snow Countess in Woodstock, Ontario.  Holstein cow, Springbank Snow Countess set the world’s record for lifetime producer of butterfat in the 1920s and 1930s.

Exposing How Tuberculosis Evades the Immune System

The study by a team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute suggests that a more integrated treatment approach that targets all aspects of the immune response could be a more effective strategy against tuberculosis.

Remodeling the Immune System to Fight Tuberculosis

Collaborative team from UMass Amherst and Seattle Children’s Research Institute uncovers how prior exposure to bacteria changes the lung’s innate immune response – and what it might mean for vaccines.

Remodeling the Immune System to Fight Tuberculosis

Collaborative team from UMass Amherst and Seattle Children’s Research Institute uncovers how prior exposure to bacteria changes the lung’s innate immune response – and what it might mean for vaccines.

Weston H. Brown, DVM New Vet Tech Faculty Member

Dr. Weston H. Brown has recently joined the Veterinary Technology Faculty.

RESEARCHERS AT UMASS AMHERST SHED LIGHT ON HOW TUMOR CELLS OUTWIT THE BODY’S IMMUNE SYSTEM

In a first-of-its-kind research breakthrough, a team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has analyzed and described what they call the “mosquito effect,” which sheds light on how certain pathogens, such as cancerous tumor cells, can outwit the body’s immune system.