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Thomas Zoeller, biology, comments in a story about a new study in mice that finds that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) before birth is linked to obesity later in life. He says the researchers are asking the right question when they look at how...

Breast cancer researcher Kathleen Arcaro, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, and Epidemiologist Susan Sturgeon, biostatistics and epidemiology, will team up on a one-year pilot study of bisphenol A (BPA), phthalate and related compound levels and...

Timothy Randhir, Environmental Conservation, led a delegation of professionals from western Massachusetts to study environmental sustainability efforts in the Grijalva-Usumacinta watershed of southern Mexico from Jan. 15-25. The visit was...

A feature story on the A Student-led Program in Research and Education (ASPIRE) program held at the Silvio O. Conte National Center for Polymer Research for local high school students, including those from the MacDuffie School in Granby, has...

Thomas Zoeller, Biology, an internationally recognized expert in the health effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, with the Washington, D.C.-based Endocrine Society, has expressed disappointment in the European Commission’s revised proposal ...

Christine Hatch, Geosciences, and Timothy Randhir, Environmental Conservation, are both quoted in an article about how the recent heavy snow fall could help reduce drought conditions in the region....

Alexander Gerson, Biology, is a co-author of a new study of songbird dehydration and survival risk during heat waves in the United States desert Southwest that suggests that some birds are at risk of lethal dehydration and mass die-offs when...

Vincent Rotello, Chemistry, and researchers in his laboratory have designed a delivery system using nanoparticles to assist the powerful new gene-editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 across the cell membrane and into the cell nucleus while avoiding...

The university recently licensed a new technology to Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. that holds promise of revolutionizing the treatment of cataracts and presbyopia, based on early phase discoveries by Murugappan Muthukumar, Polymer Science and...

A research team led by Alfred Crosby, Polymer Science and Engineering, is the recipient of a four-year, $2.6 million grant from the Office of Naval Research to focus on one of the least-studied factors in traumatic brain damage and other soft-...

Evolutionary and developmental geneticist Craig Albertson, Biology, has received a five-year, $1.76 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the development of the craniofacial skeleton, work he says will address a significant...

Robert M. DeConto, Geosciences, who has written about how climate change could affect melting glacial ice and sea-level rise, is part of a group of seven scientists who are advising California Gov. Jerry Brown about how rising sea levels could...

Robert DeConto, Geosciences, and co-author Penn State climate scientist David Pollard’s March 2016 paper in Nature, “Contribution of Antarctica to past and...

Two CNS faculty members have been named 2017 Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project (PEP): Julie Brigham-Grette, Geosciences and Scott Garman, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Along...

There is international news coverage of an article in the latest issue of Science Advances, about the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history at Indonesia’s Mount Tambora just over 200 years ago and its catastrophic effects in the...

David J. McClements, Food Science, says hydrogel beads can serve as a way to deliver nutraceuticals for the food industry....

Michael A. Rawlins, associate director of the Climate System Research Center, writes in The Conversation about...

Derek Lovley, Microbiology, and colleagues report that they have discovered a new type of natural wire produced by bacteria that could greatly accelerate the researchers’ goal of developing sustainable “green” conducting materials for the...

Peter Chien, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, comments in an article in Nature.com about new discoveries related to prions, the...

UMass Amherst has established a permanent, full-time extension faculty position at the Gloucester Marine Laboratory, according to Adrian Jordaan, Environmental Conservation and lab director. Jordaan says there are now three finalists for the job...

Rebecca Spencer, Psychological and Brain Sciences, is extensively quoted by a writer who tracked sleep patterns for a month. Spencer says such tracking can be useful to people who have trouble sleeping and also for those who enjoy relatively...

Results of a new study by researchers at the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) at UMass Amherst suggest that temperatures across the northeastern United States will increase much faster than the global average, so that the 2-degrees...

David F. Boutt, Geosciences, says in the Washington Post that the area of South America that provides a large portion of the lithium used to make lithium-ion batteries for modern electronic devices, may be affected by the intense mining...

Raymond S. Bradley, Geosciences, and director of the Climate System Research Center, is profiled in Earth magazine. Earth magazine