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.
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission have received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to incorporate science into regional planning with the goal of enhancing sustainability.
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.