AMHERST, Mass. – Scientist Norman Johnson of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has written the first book for general audiences examining what biologists can learn about evolution by studying DNA sequences.
AMHERST, Mass. – Joseph Kunkel, professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the New England Lobster Research Initiative to study shell disease in lobsters.
AMHERST, Mass. – Chemists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been issued a patent for a process that will help scientists quickly identify many proteins at once, at a cost similar to current methods for identifying just one protein.
AMHERST, Mass. – Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst chemistry department are providing new insight into how DNA, RNA and complex enzymes interact to form a stable structure during RNA synthesis.
AMHERST, Mass. – Gerald Downes, assistant professor in the University of Massachusetts Amherst biology department, has been awarded a five-year, $790,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how genes control the assembly of the spinal cord in Zebrafish.
AMHERST, Mass. – A team of University of Massachusetts Amherst scientists has been awarded a $1.57 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the design of a drug-delivery system that will control the release of medications in the body.
AMHERST, Mass. – Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have created a synthetic polymer—a building block of plastics—that doesn’t burn, making it an attractive alternative to traditional plastics, many of which are so flammable they are sometimes referred to as “solid gasoline.”