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Baoshan Xing, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, along with postdoc Jie Han, research associate Wei Qiu and others, report in Environmental Science & Technology that...

John Staudenmayer, Mathematics & Statistics, is part of a team of UMass researchers who’ve received a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine two...

Margaret A. Riley, Biology, was featured in an NBC news story about how to deal with the post-antibiotic era in medicine. Riley is working to develop a special...

A team led by Yasu Morita, Microbiology, that is working to improve treatment of tuberculosis reports that they have for the first time characterized a protein involved in making a...

A team of student researchers from Polymer Science & Engineering won second prize at the national 2017 BASF Science Competition, which challenged participants to solve a vexing problem facing manufacturers of the next generation of automotive body...

Research by Nilanjana Dasgupta, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and her doctoral student Tara C. Dennehy was cited in an article about mentors for female engineering students. The...

The Soft Materials for Life Sciences program recently awarded its first graduate certificates to doctoral candidates Michael Kwasny, Yalin Liu, and Sunilkumar Khandavalli. Launched in September 2015 with a five-year, $2.98 million grant from the...

The Laboratory of Medical Zoology’s TickReport service will use a National Institutes of Health grant to collaborate with L2 Diagnostics of New Haven. The researchers will conduct testing on people who have submitted ticks to TickReport who are determined to be positive for B. miyamotoi...

Lanxess Urethane Systems has joined the UMass Amherst Center for UMass/Industry Research on Polymers in an effort to enhance its research into new materials. The company says working with scientists at UMass Amherst will spur business growth and the development of new products.
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Jason Silverman, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, an alumnus and manager of the student farm in South Deerfield, was profiled in a feature article about on how young farmers in the region are leasing land from established farmers to start their...

The first group of eight Eureka! Scholars at UMass Amherst, now in their final year in the program and preparing for college, celebrated in a special event on Oct. 11 to honor their accomplishments and the people who have made the...

Benjamin Normark, Biology, was interviewed by media about a new study on Diploscapter pachys, a tiny roundworm has developed an asexual way to copy...

Robert Feldman, emeritus professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was quoted in a column that makes the case that President Donald J. Trump employs a strategy of “gaslighting,” changing...

Diane Kelly, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was interviewed by media about methods scientists use to study marine mammal reproductive anatomy....

Fergus M. Clydesdale, distinguished professor emeritus, Food Science, commented in an article about whether cooks need to wash a turkey before cooking it, noting that washing poultry...

A team led by Dominique Alfandari, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, reports in a paper in eLife that they have for the first time described how two transcription...

Kristen DeAngelis and graduate student Grace Pold, Microbiology, along with colleagues at other institutions, have reported results from a study of warming-related soil...

The Boston Globe ran a feature about the Cold Spring Orchard and Education Center in Belchertown where scientists and researchers are looking at sustainability, pest management, and climate change while growing and evaluating different kinds of fruit. The Globe interviewed...

UMass Amherst received a $500,000 grant from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) to support work by researchers led by James Watkins, Polymer Sciences &...

Nobel-winning work by then-UMass faculty members Joseph Taylor and Russell Hulse in 1974 was cited in a New Yorker article about the recent awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physics to MIT’s Kip Thorne and Cal Tech’s Rainer Weiss and Barry Barish for the discovery of ripples in space-time...

Linda Tropp, Psychological & Brain Sciences, was quoted in an opinion piece in Time magazine about the level of anger that seems to permeate America, and how increasing rage and contempt...

John P. Burand, Microbiology, was interviewed about a recent incident where a Massachusetts man died after being stung by a swarm of insects identified as bees, and then suffered a...

A Forbes columnist wrote about research by Nilanjana Dasgupta, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and her doctoral student Tara C. Dennehy that found that young women in engineering...

Manufacturers are poised to take advantage of a new technique for creating electrically heated cloth developed by Trisha Andrew, Chemistry, and colleagues, who have made gloves that keep fingers...

Lian W. Guo, a doctoral candidate in Biology, is co-author of a new study that finds West Coast rockfish species in deep collapse only twenty years ago have multiplied rapidly...