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.
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.