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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...
bacteria-detecting chip

UMass Amherst Food Scientists Developing New, Low-Cost Tool for Detecting Bacteria...

Food scientist Lili He and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have developed a new, rapid and low-cost method for...
sharks

New Study Suggests Coastal and Deep Ocean Sharks Have Different Feeding...

An international team of researchers studying globally declining shark populations report today that they used carbon isotopes as biochemical markers in shark muscle tissue...
microfilaments

Many More Bacteria Have Electrically Conducting Filaments

Microbiologists led by Derek Lovley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who is internationally known for having discovered electrically conducting microfilaments or “nanowires” in...
soil

Soil Researchers Quantify an Important, Underappreciated Factor in Carbon Release to...

Soil plays a critical role in global carbon cycling, in part because soil organic matter stores three times more carbon than the atmosphere. Now...
polymers

UMass Amherst Researcher Makes New Bioinspired Polymers Using Electrostatic Force

University of Massachusetts Amherst chemical engineer Sarah L. Perry, working with a colleague at the University of Illinois, is creating new bioinspired materials using...
Triclosan

UMass Amherst Researchers Find Triclosan and Other Chemicals Accumulate in Toothbrushes

A team of environmental chemists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by Baoshan Xing, who has long studied how polymers take up chemicals...
Memristors

UMass Amherst Engineers Design New Hardware Security Device Using Memristors for...

Engineers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and their colleagues have developed a new type of hardware security device using memristors that can be...
embryos

Unexpected Regulation of Transcription Factors Critical to Development

A team of developmental biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by Dominique Alfandari, with others at MIT, report in a new paper...
climate change

Soil’s Contribution to the Carbon Cycle in a Warming World

Microbiologist Kristen DeAngelis and her graduate student Grace Pold at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with colleagues at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)...
nanofiber fabrics

UMass Amherst Chemical Engineers Develop Green, Non-Toxic Nanofiber Fabrics for a...

Chemical engineers Jessica Schiffman and Sarah Perry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed nanofiber fabrics that are green and non-toxic that can...
textiles

Electrically Heated Textiles Now Possible via UMass Amherst Research

Commuters, skiers, crossing guards and others who endure frozen fingers in cold weather may look forward to future relief as manufacturers are poised to...
radar system

UMass Amherst Engineers Designing Dual-Use Radar Systems for Drone Detection and...

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Engineering are developing a multi-purpose radar system that can detect very small drone aircraft and...