AMHERST, Mass. – Scientists have boosted the power output of microbial fuel cells more than 10-fold by letting the bacteria congregate into a slimy matrix known as a biofilm. The research, led by microbiologist Derek Lovley of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, suggests that efficient technologies for generating electricity with microbes are much closer than anticipated.
AMHERST, Mass. – Information is the currency of science. But access to the scholarly journals that publish new research can be severely limited in a country with the infrastructure problems that exist in Iraq.
AMHERST, Mass. – Sheila C. Bair, a professor at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been nominated by President George W. Bush to be the next head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC).
Creation of Ultra-Tiny Devices Seen as a Key to Economic Growth
BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts Amherst will host one of the nation’s elite nanotechnology centers, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today, awarding $16 million to establish the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing.
BOSTON – The Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be the hub of an extensive network of partners, collaborating with 19 other organizations across the country and world.
AMHERST, Mass. – For research into a family of proteins implicated in a form of leukemia, University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist Janice Telfer has received $675,000 over five years from the National Science Foundation CAREER grant program.
AMHERST, Mass. – In the continuing battle against drug-resistant bacteria, scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst are adding new weapons to the arsenal. Gregory Tew and his colleagues have designed a molecule that selectively slashes bacterial cell membranes, leaving the microbes to leak and die.
AMHERST, Mass. – Prasanta C. Bhowmik, professor of weed science in the department of plant, soil, and insect sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for spring 2007.
AMHERST, Mass. – Following a comprehensive evaluation of vehicle crash data, University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have recommended revisions to the state’s graduated licensing policy to improve safety for young drivers.