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Memristors

UMass Engineers Make Crossbar Arrays of the Smallest Memristors

A research team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst says it has developed a promising building block for the next generation of nonvolatile random-access...
Fabric-Based Sensor

New Fabric-Based Sensor Overcomes Loose Clothing Obstacle

In a paper presented at SenSys 2018, the 16th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems Nov. 4-7 in Shenzhen, China, a team of...
wearable biosensors

UMass Amherst Materials Scientists Create Fabric Alternative to Batteries for Wearable...

A major factor holding back development of wearable biosensors for health monitoring is the lack of a lightweight, long-lasting power supply. Now scientists at...
Pedal Desks

Pilot Study Suggests Pedal Desks Could Address Health Risks of Sedentary...

A recent pilot study by kinesiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that pedaling while conducting work tasks improved insulin responses to a...
Circadian Rhythm

Computer Scientists to Develop Ways to Measure Circadian Rhythm in Shift...

Computer science researchers Deepak Ganesan and Tauhidur Rahman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as part of a multi-institution team, have received a three-year...
Bendy Straws

Researchers Unfold Secret Stability of Bendy Straws

Collapsible dog bowls, bendable medical tubes and drinking straws all seem to work on a common principle, snapping into a variety of mechanically stable...
Protein Nanowires

Scientists Make New ‘Green’ Electronic Polymer-Based Films with Protein Nanowires

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has produced a new class of electronic materials that may lead to a...
Energy Source for Muscle

Researchers Plan to Develop Alternative Energy Source for Muscle

Muscle biophysicist Ned Debold in the kinesiology department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences, with Dhandapani Venkataraman...
RNA Sequencing

Chemists Publish ‘Breakthrough’ Article on RNA Sequencing

For years, researchers who make large quantities of RNA for biomedical and biotech studies have run into a problem where their RNA synthesis produces...
Sunflower Pollen

Bees’ Medicine Chest Should Include Sunflower Pollen

A new study by Jonathan Giacomini and his former advisor, evolutionary ecologist Lynn Adler at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with others, found that...
Brain Maturation

UMass Amherst Neuroscientists See Clues to Brain Maturation in Adolescent Rats

One of the outstanding questions in neurodevelopment research has been identifying how connections in the brain change to improve neural function during childhood and...
Smart Fabrics

Researchers Will Develop New ‘Smart Fabrics’ for Activity and Health Monitoring

The next generation of wearable activity sensors will not be strap-on devices that can be lost or forgotten, say researchers at the University of...
earthquakes

Geoscientists Find Unexpected ‘Deep Creep’ Near San Andreas, San Jacinto Faults

A new analysis of thousands of very small earthquakes that have occurred in the San Bernardino basin near the San Andreas and San Jacinto...
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’...