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Stephen M. Rich, Microbiology and director of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology, was interviewed about renewed funding for a program that allows Cape Cod residents to send ticks...

R. Thomas Zoeller, Biology, commented on a discovery that a common blood sugar medication or an extra dose of a thyroid hormone can reverse some signs fetal...

Susan K. Whitbourne, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was interviewed for an article about the factors that can help women rise to leadership positions, including gravitas, behaviors that...

Randall G. Prostak, UMass Extension, commented in a television news story about toxic plants such as poison ivy, poison sumac, and wild parsnip and the reactions they can cause in...

The TickReport Lab at CNS has partnered with the town of East Longmeadow, which will subsidize most of the cost for town residents to send ticks to the lab to be tested for pathogens. Town officials hope to track areas that have high concentrations of...

John G. Stoffolano, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, recently traveled to Italy to participate in a study looking at the role of the common house fly in transmitting the OFR virus,...

Stephen M. Rich, Microbiology and director of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology, was interviewed about the UMass Amherst TickReport lab, which tests ticks sent in by the public...

Stephen Rich, Microbiology and director of the Laboratory for Medical Zoology, commented on news that the U.S. House of Representatives has approved an amendment to expand tick-...

Eight CNS faculty members were among those awarded tenure or appointed as new professors with tenure at the Board of Trustees’ June 20 meeting. CNS faculty awarded tenure were: Refik I. Baykur,...

D. Julian McClements, Food Science, has joined the Scientific Advisory Council of the Nature’s Bounty Co., whose member are chosen for their expertise in areas of science and...

A feature story about the Silvio O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center in Turners Falls noted research conducted there by Benjamin H. Letcher, Environmental Conservation. Letcher has studied the...

David Sela, Food Science, reports in a new paper the first evidence that certain beneficial gut bacteria are able to grow when fed a carbohydrate found in cranberries and further, that they...

Stephen M. Rich, Microbiology, director of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology, was quoted in media reports about whether this is a bad year for tick-borne diseases. Rich reported...

Michele Cooke, Geosciences, and graduate students Alex Hatem and Kevin Toeneboehn illustrate the process by which they explore how faults in the earth’s crust grow in a new paper published in the...

Jon M. Clements, UMass Extension, says the peach crop in Massachusetts this season is looking good. The key is that temperatures last winter were not severe and didn’t damage the budding...

Jay Ash, secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Economic Development, helped kick off UMass Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences’ (IALS) grand opening of its advanced manufacturing facilities on June 30. The new laboratory and...

Joseph Elkinton, Environmental Conservation, was interviewed about why the region has seen an unusually heavy infestation of gypsy moths—and the attendant damage they do to trees—noting that...

A student team in the College of Natural Sciences’ Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) program have been awarded first place in the UMass Amherst Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award 2017 for their research paper “What is it Going to Take...

Bruce Turkington, Mathematics and Statistics, has received a Collaboration Grant for Mathematicians from the Simons Foundation for his project “Nonequilibrium statistical models of...

Boyd Kynard, Environmental Conservation, comments on the seizure of an endangered shortnose sturgeon from a Longmeadow residence by Massachusetts Environmental Police....

Kirby Deater-Deckard, Psychological and Brain Sciences, served on a panel on how families should evaluate prospective places to live in Massachusetts. ...

Susan Whitbourne, Psychological and Brain Sciences, spoke about common defense mechanisms people rely on rather than confronting problems head-on, and how they can make people even more anxious...

Traditional treatments for head lice are increasingly ineffective, as the majority of lice are immune to the effects of insecticides, according to a study by John Marshall Clark, ...