Rick Harper, Environmental Conservation, was interviewed by the Brockton Enterprise about the factors believed to have contributed to an abundance of gypsy moths this year in Massachusetts.

A research team headed by Vincent M. Rotello, Chemistry, has found that nanocapsules with cores containing natural ingredients can be used to destroy bacterial biofilms without harming mammalian cells, as published in ACS Nano. Nanotechweb.org

A research team headed by Vincent M. Rotello, Chemistry, has found that nanocapsules with cores containing natural ingredients can be used to destroy bacterial biofilms without harming mammalian cells, as published in ACS Nano. Nanotechweb.org

Scientists at the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) including Michelle D. Staudinger and Toni Lyn Morelli, both Environmental Conservation, and with the U.S. Geological Survey, along with NECSC postdoctoral fellow Alexander Bryan, have released a report synthesizing the latest information on ecological vulnerability and species. This is in response to the concerns of state fish and wildlife agencies across the Northeast and Midwest, which are updating their 10-year state wildlife action plans. Red Lake Nation News, Sensors & Systems, Republican, WFCR, News release

In a White House ceremony on June 17, President Barack Obama saluted professor Sandra Petersen, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, for receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. In addition to being personally honored by the president, the recipients, 15 individuals and one organization, received $10,000 from the National Science Foundation. Republican, News release