A new study, the first comprehensive assessment of native vs. non-native plant distribution in the continental United States, finds non-native plant species are much more widespread than natives, a finding that lead author Bethany Bradley at UMass Amherst called “very surprising.”
Several national weather agencies around the world are reporting that global average temperature for 2014 was the warmest on record. But much of the eastern half of the United States was relatively cool, says Michael Rawlins, assistant professor of geosciences and manager of the Climate System Research Center at UMass Amherst.
For a study looking at how heart disease risk changes during the menopausal transition, the Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Lab is seeking volunteers to participate.
Women who have recently begun the menopausal transition, have not had their period for 60 days or more but less than one...
Researchers from the anthropology department and Brooklyn College have led a team that has discovered what is likely the most extensive collection of extinct lemur fossils ever found in an underwater cave.
In the fall of 2014, co-primary investigators Laurie Godfrey, professor emerita of...
Polymer scientist Ryan Hayward and Junhee Na, Arthur Evans and Christian Santangelo at UMass Amherst, with several other collaborators, have found a way to make reversibly self-folding origami structures on small length scales using ultraviolet photolithographic patterning of photo-crosslinkable polymers.
Decreasing the no-show rate at health care centers, in part through group medical appointments, is one of the health improvement strategies to be tested in the coming months at Springfield’s Caring Health Center by researchers there and from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst.
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...