New studies being launched by neurobiologist Luke Remage-Healey at UMass Amherst will investigate how estrogens produced in the brains of young birds enhance their ability to learn songs during a critical window during development.
The National Cancer Institute recently awarded a team led by epidemiologist Katherine Reeves of the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, a two-year, $177,373 grant to investigate, for the first time, possible connections between depression, antidepressant use and breast cancer.
Faculty members from geosciences, biochemistry and chemical engineering are among the recipients of $856,000 in grants from the President’s Science and Technology Initiatives Fund, which supports promising research projects.
Announced July 14 by President Robert L. Caret, the grants help...
Mary V. Dougherty, publisher for history at Bedford/St. Martin’s, has been named the director of the University of Massachusetts Press. During her time at Bedford, she managed every aspect of the list’s growth, including editorial, design, marketing, financial and technological dimensions.
Challenging risk assessment methods used for decades by toxicologists, a new review led by environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg at UMass Amherst suggests that oral gavage does not accurately mimic how humans are exposed to chemicals in everyday life.
Computer science researcher Arun Venkataramani is the lead architect for one of the many research teams funded by the National Science Foundation who are now developing and testing next-generation hardware, software and applications to address difficult, systemic shortcomings of the old Internet.
Biophysicist Nikhil S. Malvankar, a postdoctoral researcher at UMass Amherst, has received a coveted five-year, $500,000 career award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to assist him in moving from advanced postdoctoral training into a faculty position.
Neil S. Forbes, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a one-year, $40,000 grant from Earlier.org, a Greensboro, N.C.-based organization that funds research into the early detection of breast cancer.
Forbes says he is working to develop a non-toxic, non-invasive bacteria...