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monster galaxy

International Team of Astronomers Reveals New Details About ‘Monster’ Star-forming Galaxies

An international team of astronomers from Japan, Mexico and the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying a “monster galaxy” 12.4 billion light years away today...
sleep

Research Finds Naps Plus Sleep May Enhance Emotional Memory in Early...

In a new study by sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, neuroscientists led by Rebecca Spencer report for the first time evidence...
Human Nervous System

Research Team Exploring How Mechanical Signals Help Develop the Human Nervous...

A team of researchers including Yubing Sun of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has demonstrated that human pluripotent stem cells can be guided to...
Cancer Immunotherapy

New Cancer Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Early Tests

Much cancer immunotherapy research has focused on harnessing the immune system’s T cells to fight tumors, “but we knew that other types of immune...
Adirondack Mountains

New Evidence for How the Adirondack Mountains Formed

The formation mechanism of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York has long posed a geologic mystery, say seismology researchers at the nearby University...
Memristor

Researchers Say Their Memristor Neural Network Can be Applied to Machine...

A team of researchers headed by electrical and computer engineering Professors Qiangfei Xia and J. Joshua Yang at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, say...
Shark Skin

UMass Amherst Research Enhances Shark Skin-Inspired Antibacterial Coatings

To limit hospital- and clinic-related infections, institutions have been using new materials, such as one commercially available that mimics shark skin, to inhibit microbes’...
macromolecule

UMass Amherst Polymer Scientists Report Unexpected New Dynamics for Large DNA...

Polymer physicists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are today reporting the unexpected and previously unknown behavior of a charged macromolecule such as DNA...
Triclosan

Triclosan, a Common Antimicrobial Ingredient in Toothpaste, Soaps, Linked to Colonic...

A large research team led by senior author Guodong Zhang at the University of Massachusetts Amherst reports that the antimicrobial ingredient triclosan, found in...
Molecular Switch

UMass Amherst Chemists Develop Molecular Switch for On-demand Release of Molecular...

In an unexpected finding, chemist Sankaran “Thai” Thayumanavan and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst show for the first time how movement of...
Pregnancy

For Women with a History of Pregnancy Losses, Walking is Associated...

Results of a recent study to better understand modifiable factors such as physical activity that may affect a woman’s ability to conceive a child...
Colon Cancer

Identifying the Mechanism in Obesity’s Link to Colon Cancer

In a recent finding, doctoral candidates Weicang Wang and Jianan Zhang, with their advisor Guodong Zhang in the department of food science at the...
Digital Lifevideo

Digital Life Team Creates Animated 3D Models of Sea Turtles from...

The Digital Life team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, creators of an online catalog of high-resolution, full-color 3D models of living organisms, announce...
Greenhouse

UMass Amherst Political Economy Research Institute’s Toxic 100 Names the Top...

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) today published new editions of its lists of the top corporate air and water...
protein

Study Suggests Evolutionary Change in Protein Function Respects Biophysical Principles

Some molecular biologists who study the proteins that regulate cell operations, including Elizabeth Vierling at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, do not confine their...
Droplet-Wrapping Process

UMass Amherst Physicists Speed Up Droplet-Wrapping Process

Experimental physicists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today report that they have developed a fast, dynamic new process for wrapping liquid droplets in...
plant cell

New UMass Amherst, Stanford Research Identifies Plant Cell Wall Sensing Mechanism

An international collaboration of plant researchers this week reports yet another newly discovered role for the versatile receptor kinase, FERONIA, in the model plant Arabidopsis....
breast cancer

Researchers See Changes in Mouse Breast Tissue After Exposure to Chemical...

In a study released today, environmental scientists led by Laura Vandenberg at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they observed changes in mammary...
Genomics Research

UMass Amherst Genomics Research Explores How Human and Chimp Brains Evolved

Since the 1970s, evolutionary biologists researchers have hypothesized that the reason humans and chimpanzees are so dramatically different from each other, despite the fact...
Mental Illness

UMass Amherst Research Aims to Improve Health Care for Those with...

Diagnostic errors are very common in medicine and often come from failures of “clinical reasoning,” some of which may be related to a medical...