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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...
colorectal cancer, catalyst, clinical guidelines, Fasting Glucose, eye disease, bone metabolism, chronic diseases, antibiotic

New Tool Helps Physicians Assess Usefulness of Clinical Guidelines for Patient...

A team of researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and colleagues have developed a new tool, G-TRUST (the Guideline Trustworthiness, Relevance, and Utility...
plants

Plants Under Heat Stress Must Act Surprisingly Quickly to Survive

In new results reported in The Plant Cell, molecular biologist Elizabeth Vierling at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues in India and China...
proteins

UMass Amherst Chemists ‘Shrink Wrap’ Proteins for Delivery Inside Cell

Delivering proteins inside cells is a promising, fast-emerging fieldwith potential uses in basic cell biology and therapeutics, say chemist Sankaran “Thai” Thayumanavan and colleagues...
immune cells

UMass Amherst Researchers Find ‘Switch’ that Turns on Immune Cells’ Tumor-Killing...

Molecular biologists led by Leonid Pobezinsky and his wife and research collaborator Elena Pobezinskaya at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have published results that...
Fungi

Fungi that Evolved to Eat Wood Offer New Biomass Conversion Tool

Twenty years ago, microbiologist Barry Goodell, now a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and colleagues discovered a unique system that some microorganisms...
mercury

Study Finds Mercury Levels in Arctic Soils 5 times Higher than...

Plants and soil in the Arctic tundra absorb and store mercury released into the atmosphere by industry and mining in the Earth's temperate regions,...
migrating birds

How Migrating Birds ‘Run a Marathon,’ Burning Muscles and Organs in...

Migrating birds complete long non-stop flights of many hours for songbirds and days for some shorebirds to reach breeding or wintering grounds. During such...
Gut Microbiome

UMass Amherst Food Scientists Find Cranberries May Aid the Gut Microbiome

Many scientists are paying new attention to prebiotics, that is, molecules we eat but cannot digest, because some may promote the growth and health...
Earthquakesvideo

How Strike-Slip Faults Form, the Origin of Earthquakes

Structural geologist Michele Cooke calls it the “million-dollar question” that underlies all work in her laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst: what goes...
Menopause

Eating More Vegetable Protein May Protect Against Early Menopause

Results of a new study from epidemiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health suggest that long-term,...
muscles

Chimpanzee ‘Super Strength’ and What it Might Mean in Human Muscle...

Since at least the 1920s, anecdotes and some studies have suggested that chimpanzees are “super strong” compared to humans, implying that their muscle fibers,...
pesticide absorption

Possible Enhanced Pesticide Absorption from Fresh Fruits and Vegetables via Food...

University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist David Julian McClements will lead a team that has received a three-year, $444,550 grant from the U.S. Department...
Protease Adaptors

Chien Lab Finds Protease Adaptors Regulate Own Destruction

For cells of all sorts, getting rid of proteins when they are no longer needed is essential to proper functioning, explains Peter Chien, biochemistry...
Human Muscle Function

UMass Amherst Researchers Invent MRI-compatible Ergometer to Study Human Muscle Function

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed an advancedtype of ergometer which can be used inside the strong magnetic fields of a...
social stress

Early Life Social Stress Has Long-term Impact on Brain Networks in...

Investigators in veterinary and human medicine have uncovered long-term changes in the brains of adult female rats exposed to social stresses early in life,...