AMHERST, Mass. – The Collaborative Biomedical Research (CBR) program between the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a symposium Friday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. in Mahar Auditorium on the Amherst campus. The featured speaker is J. Craig Venter, one of the world’s leading genomic researchers.
AMHERST, Mass. – Lisa E. Chasan-Taber, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a five-year, $2.29 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. She will study how physical activity and psychosocial stress affect the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among Latinas.
AMHERST, Mass. – Homework may be a critical component of learning but it can be a source of frustration for faculty—especially when it becomes a time-sink. Now computer science professors can avoid that angst by taking advantage of a comprehensive Web-based homework system developed by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers.
AMHERST, Mass. – Banks and credit unions can make money and help their low- and middle-income customers by offering lower cost alternatives to high-fee payday loans, according to Sheila Bair, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of the report, “Low Cost Payday Loans: Opportunities and Obstacles.”
AMHERST, Mass. – An analysis by a University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist of the computer models that characterize the tectonics of the Los Angeles Basin suggest that five faults in the basin pose more of a seismic hazard than previously estimated.
AMHERST, Mass. - Gov. W. Mitt Romney visited the UMass Amherst campus today to outline his capital plan for the University system and participate in a round-table briefing on science education and research.
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has entered into an option agreement with BioVeris Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md., giving the company exclusive patent rights to a unique vaccine candidate for Chlamydia, the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States.
AMHERST, Mass. − In work that has implications for the food safety industry, scientists, and environmental and public health agencies, University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have developed a molecular-based method that distinguishes live bacterial cells from dead ones. The study was published online June 1 in the Journal of Microbiological Methods.