Health workers worldwide have been thwarted by the malaria parasite’s ability to evolve resistance to drugs. But now, UMass Amherst microbiologist Stephen Rich and his research team report a malaria intervention that shows great promise in laboratory models.
Plant geneticists including Sam Hazen at UMass Amherst and Siobhan Brady at the University of California, Davis, have sorted out the gene regulatory networks that control cell wall thickening by the synthesis of the three polymers, cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin.
Biology professors Duncan Irschick and Jeff Podos, with their colleague Mark Briffa, an associate professor in animal behavior at Plymouth University, U.K., recently completed a three-year project with the publication of their new book, “Animal Signaling and Function: An Integrative Approach...
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced this week that the Northeast Climate Science Center at the UMass Amherst is awarding nearly $690,000 to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.
The iCons program at UMass Amherst continues to develop strong relationships between the university and industry. Recent internships at Waters Corp. in Milford have involved iCons students in solving real world problems for the company.
Anthropology professor Elizabeth Chilton has been named associate vice chancellor for research and engagement by Vice Chancellor Mike Malone, who said she will work on implementing research and engagement elements of the campus strategic plan, improving communication, and increasing research support capacity and services.
Researchers led by Lisa Wexler of the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences have received a two-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop culturally-responsive public health intervention strategies they hope will reduce youth suicidal behavior and bolster protective factors in 12 remote Arctic tribal communities in northwest Alaska.
Aviva Ben-Ur, associate professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, has been awarded a 12-month National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to support her project titled “Jewish Autonomy on the Imperial Frontier: Suriname, 1651-1825.”
Ben-Ur argues that Jews, like other frontier...