AMHERST, Mass. – Lisa Chasan-Taber, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is launching a study of the effects of exercise programs on pregnant women with a history of gestational diabetes – a condition triggered by pregnancy that puts them at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
AMHERST, Mass. – Astronomers surveying the nearby Andromeda galaxy have discovered an association of stars in its outskirts, which they believe to be part of a separate galaxy that merged with Andromeda about 700 million years ago. The discovery corresponds to computer models created by University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomer Mark Fardal, which simulate a dwarf galaxy merging with Andromeda.
AMHERST, Mass. – The out-of-control demands and expectations placed on suburban moms and dads get a humorous reality check in a book by Meredith O’Brien, an adjunct faculty member in the University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism program.
AMHERST, Mass. – It takes more than just breaking and entering for a virus to successfully invade a cell. Getting to the cell’s center—where the host cell’s machinery will be co-opted to make more virus—requires navigating obstacles such as membranes and avoiding being recognized and kicked out by the host.
AMHERST, Mass. – For research into the behavior of liquids used in the creation of ultra-tiny devices, University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist Jeffrey Davis has received $400,000 over five years from the National Science Foundation CAREER grant program.
AMHERST, Mass. – Franklin County Research Academies for Young Scientists (STEM RAYS) has received $800,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide science research programs for rural students in grades 4-8 in after-school and summer programs.
AMHERST, Mass. – Six computer science faculty from the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be in Ghana from Jan. 15-19 to teach technology workshops with the aim of helping the African nation further participate in global research and development initiatives.
AMHERST, Mass. – Ximena Zuniga, associate professor of education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is serving as a technical assistant from Jan. 15-19 on a Ford Foundation grant to Fundacion Ideas, a non-governmental organization in Santiago, Chile. Zuniga, a native of Chile, will help launch an intercultural dialogue effort involving Chilean high school students of Jewish and Arab heritage.
AMHERST, Mass. – Today’s computers have more than 2,000 times as much memory as the machines of yesteryear, yet programmers are still writing code as if memory is in short supply. Not only does this make programs crash annoyingly, but it also can make users vulnerable to hacker attacks, says computer scientist Emery Berger from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.