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  • Unlocking Molecular Mysteries

    UMass cell biologists propose a more detailed cell division model

    Along with copying and splitting DNA during division, cells must have a way to break safely into two viable daughter cells, a process called cytokinesis. But the molecular basis of how plant cells... More

  • Cultured Collection

    Gift of extensive plant cell library will augment research on natural products

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a more than $1 million donation of a unique plant cell library and related equipment from the Monsanto Company. The library contains tissues and... More

  • Tiny Turns Powerful

    Developing better lab-on-a-chip technologies can improve medical diagnostics

    The technological trends are clear: less mass, higher functioning. UMass Amherst electrical and computer engineer Qiangfei Xia specializes in the miniaturization of novel electronic devices, and now... More

  • Making Data Count

    Advancing biostatistical methods to improve public health

    Knowledge yields power, and when it comes to critical healthcare information, the ability to develop, combine and analyze large and complex data sets is increasingly important for improving public... More