AMHERST, Mass. – SunEthanol Inc., a biofuels technology company, announced today that it has secured funding to commercialize the Q Microbe, unique, natural bacterium capable of converting cellulose into ethanol, which was discovered by University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist Susan Leschine.
AMHERST, Mass. – By combining the capabilities of several telescopes, teams of scientists, including University of Massachusetts Amherst astronomers, have spotted extremely bright galaxies hiding in the distant, young universe.
AMHERST, Mass. – Natural disasters, accidents and the failure of aging equipment can have serious consequences for transportation networks, electrical power supply chains and telecommunications networks. University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have developed a computer-based tool that identifies the most important components of these critical infrastructure networks.
AMHERST, Mass. – While most people try to avoid the deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist Stephen M. Rich is collecting as many ticks as possible in an effort to track the spread of the disease in New England.
College and middle school students to assist research
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst chemistry professor Julian Tyson has been awarded a $200,000 Discovery Corps Fellowship by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research and educational efforts on the toxic contaminant arsenic.
AMHERST, Mass. – Forty undergraduate researchers will present their summer projects on Friday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Engineering Student Center in Marcus Hall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. – Ten undergraduates from around the country are involved in renewable energy projects at the University of Massachusetts Amherst this summer as part of a 10-week program funded by the National Science Foundation.
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."