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Robotic Fish Built by UMass Researcher Mimics Fast Acceleration of Live Fish
A robotic fish designed and built at a research lab at the UMass can accelerate up to 20g, an acceleration comparable to the fastest live fish that has been measured so far. No other robotic fish has achieved such acceleration. The research was recently published in Bioinspiration &...
A Virtual Workshop: Managing Basil Under Increasingly Challenging Conditions
Hosted by UMass in collaboration with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Cornell University as part of the USDA/SCRI/NIFA supported Sweet Basil Research.
Thursday December 10, 9 am to 5:15 pm
2020 Report on Research is Live
The 2020 annual Report on Research is now live. The report details the notable resesarch and scholarly activity being conducted throughout the University.
"During these unprecedented times, our faculty, staff, students, and partners have stepped up to meet unprecedented challenges. We...
Baker Administration Partners with UMass Amherst to Expand COVID-19 Testing
Baker Administration Provides $5 Million Grant to Increase Testing Capacity
Today Governor Charlie Baker announced his expansion of COVID-19 testing with a $5 Million grant to UMass Amherst. This will allow the university to increase its COVID-19 testing capacity at the Institute for...
Four IALS Associated Faculty Recognized Among 2020 World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers
Six campus researchers in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been recognized among the world’s most highly cited researchers in 2020 by London-based Clarivate Analytics, owner of the Web of Science. Of the six researchers selected, four are IALS...
Boston Patent Law Group Honors Campus Team for Inventions
Professor Deepak Ganesan (mHealthLab) of the College of Computer and Information Sciences (CICS), with former students Pengyu Zhang and Pan Hu, recently received one of the 2020 Boston Patent Lawyers’ Association (BPLA) tenth annual “Invented Here!” Awards for his team’s invention and successful...
Volunteers Needed for a Study on COVID-19 Survivors
A significant proportion of people infected by COVID-19, known as "long-haulers," suffer from prolonged symptoms and chronic fatigue, which can lead to long-term incapacities. Therefore, therapies that can be performed at home and accelerate physical recovery need to be developed.
UMass Amherst Researchers Named 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Three University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon members by their peers to recognize their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its...
Mechanical Engineering Student Wins First Prize in NSF Poster Competition
A UMass Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Peter Dimeo, won first place in a NSF poster competition within the 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE). This virtual conference is the American Society of Mechanical Engineering’s largest research and...
Osborne and Team Seeking a New Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases
Barbara Osborne (M2M), veterinary and animal sciences, and a small team of her colleagues involved in the startup medical research firm HasenTech recently were awarded two grants to advance their investigation of an exopolysaccharide (EPS), a sugar found on the surface of the bacterium Bacillis...
Chemical Engineering Researcher Teams Up With Michigan Tech to Develop Method to Keep Vaccines Stable
UMass researcher, Sarah Perry (M2M), has teamed up with a researcher at Michigan Technological University to develop a method using proteins to keep vaccines stable without the need to refrigerate them.
Sarah Perry, professor of chemical engineering and Caryn Heldt, director of the Health...
How Cell Processes Round Up and Dump Damaged Proteins: Chemists discover cells’ unexpected clean-up techniques
In a new paper with results that senior author Eric Strieter (M2M) calls “incredibly surprising,” he and his chemistry lab group report that they have discovered how an enzyme known as UCH37 regulates a cell’s waste management system.
Strieter says, “It took us eight years to figure it...
Researchers Seeking Participants for Campus' First Whole-Room Calorimetry Study
Researchers in Jane Kent's (CPHM) Muscle Physiology lab are seeking participants for a new study investigating the links between muscle bioenergetics (measured through magnetic resonance spectroscopy) and whole-body energy metabolism (measured through indirect calorimetry). Participants should...
Michelle Farkas and Shelly Payton (M2M) receive ADVANCE Collaborative Seed Grant
The ADVANCE program has announced that three research teams are recipients of ADVANCE Collaborative Research Seed Grants for 2020-2021. These competitive grants aim to foster the development of innovative and equitable collaborative research projects among faculty. Recognizing longstanding...