AMHERST, Mass. – Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, a health researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a five-year, $868,857 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institutes of Health to study women’s mental health, with special emphasis on premenstrual syndrome and the role vitamin D may play in counteracting its effects on women. Bertone-Johnson is an associate professor of biostatistics and epidemiology in the department of public health within the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences.
AMHERST, Mass. – A University of Massachusetts Amherst researcher has identified a new class of genes that appear to play a significant role in breast cancer risk. The results have been published online in The American Journal of Pathology.
AMHERST, Mass. – Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have teamed up with Temptronic Corp. of Sharon, Mass., to test the temperature tolerance of some high-precision instruments that are destined for outer space.
AMHERST, Mass. – Christopher Woodcock, professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a two-year, $100,000 grant to study Rett Syndrome, a severe childhood neurological disease classified as the most physically disabling of the autism spectrum disorders. Lila Gierasch of the UMass Amherst biochemistry and molecular biology department is co-principal investigator on the grant, titled “Rett Syndrome: A Protein Folding Disease?”
AMHERST, Mass. – A wireless jukebox and a device that warns cars at dangerous intersections are just two of the student inventions that will be highlighted on Friday, May 4, at the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. – The cause and treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s, cystic fibrosis and Parkinson’s will be the subject of a symposium scheduled for Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center.
AMHERST, Mass. – More than 400 students will present the results of thesis research, community service, creative work, independent study and study abroad experiences at the 13th annual statewide Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, April 27 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center.
AMHERST, Mass. – A University of Massachusetts Amherst biochemist is creating the first online models of biological molecules like enzymes and proteins customized to figures in scientific research articles.
AMHERST, Mass. - A team of scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has created a kind of molecular nose that uses nanoparticle-based sensors to sniff out and identify proteins. The sensors, which can be trained to detect a wide variety of proteins, could eventually serve as a medical diagnostic tool by sniffing out the proteins made by sickly cells.
AMHERST, Mass. – A fender-bender between two celestial bodies that left a 200 mile-wide metallic chunk to cool in space was the likely source of a group of meteorites known as the IVA iron meteorites, suggests new research by University of Massachusetts Amherst scientists.