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  • Hearing with Precision

    New work on auditory signal processing could lead to better hearing

    The inner ear is a remarkable sensing apparatus, says Geng-Lin Li, assistant professor of biology. “The temporal precision of the human auditory system is awe-inspiring, even by the standards of... More

  • Plant Medicine

    UMass Amherst students find scientific pathways to botanical therapeutics

    Entering the enclosed, temperature-regulated space of UMass Amherst’s Plant Cell Culture Library, you are immediately hit by a scent in the air that is unfamiliar yet redolent of life.

  • Epicenter for Life Sciences

    State-of-the-art facility puts the Institute for Applied Life Sciences on the map

    On October 21, a series of technical talks and building tours gave the general public a first look at the new state-of-the-art facilities at UMass Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS... More

  • Outbreak

    Team develops new data analytics to improve disease epidemic prediction

    Communicable disease epidemics place a huge burden on public health systems around the world, and techniques for predicting outbreaks to date have not adequately addressed public health officials’... More