AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst chemist Craig Martin has received a four-year, $175,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how a key enzyme changes structure during transcription, the copying of genes to make RNA which allows genes to regulate cells.
SPRINGFIELD - The Center of Excellence in Apoptosis Research (CEAR) interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellows program has awarded a grant to University of Massachusetts Amherst professors Todd Emrick, polymer science and engineering, and Priscilla Clarkson, kinesiology. Their project is "Novel polymers for transfection of myoblasts and myotubes: Development of new tools for treatment of muscular dystrophy."
AMHERST, Mass. – Seven faculty members at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received a total of $43,000 from the university’s vice provost for research through the Spring 2007 Research Leadership in Action grant competition. Funds will be used as program support for conferences to be held at UMass Amherst in 2007 and 2008.
AMHERST, Mass. – Lisa Scott, a developmental psychologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is seeking participants for a study that investigates how infants learn to recognize and categorize people and objects.
AMHERST, Mass. – Brenda K. Bushouse, assistant professor of political science and public policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been selected by Zero to Three, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, to participate in its Leaders for the 21st Century Fellowship program.
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission have received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to incorporate science into regional planning with the goal of enhancing sustainability.
AMHERST, Mass. – Joseph Kunkel, professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the New England Lobster Research Initiative to study shell disease in lobsters.
AMHERST, Mass. – Chemists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been issued a patent for a process that will help scientists quickly identify many proteins at once, at a cost similar to current methods for identifying just one protein.