AMHERST, Mass. – Natural disasters, accidents and the failure of aging equipment can have serious consequences for transportation networks, electrical power supply chains and telecommunications networks. University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have developed a computer-based tool that identifies the most important components of these critical infrastructure networks.
AMHERST, Mass. – While most people try to avoid the deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist Stephen M. Rich is collecting as many ticks as possible in an effort to track the spread of the disease in New England.
College and middle school students to assist research
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst chemistry professor Julian Tyson has been awarded a $200,000 Discovery Corps Fellowship by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research and educational efforts on the toxic contaminant arsenic.
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst chemist Craig Martin has received a four-year, $175,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how a key enzyme changes structure during transcription, the copying of genes to make RNA which allows genes to regulate cells.
AMHERST, Mass. – Seven faculty members at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received a total of $43,000 from the university’s vice provost for research through the Spring 2007 Research Leadership in Action grant competition. Funds will be used as program support for conferences to be held at UMass Amherst in 2007 and 2008.
AMHERST, Mass. – A microbiology course at the University of Massachusetts Amherst focusing on cancer and AIDS has had a significant impact on the smoking habits of students, causing many of the smokers in the class to quit. Smoking cessation will now be made a permanent part of the course.
AMHERST, Mass. – Lisa Scott, a developmental psychologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is seeking participants for a study that investigates how infants learn to recognize and categorize people and objects.
AMHERST, Mass. – Brenda K. Bushouse, assistant professor of political science and public policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been selected by Zero to Three, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, to participate in its Leaders for the 21st Century Fellowship program.