AMHERST, Mass. – The out-of-control demands and expectations placed on suburban moms and dads get a humorous reality check in a book by Meredith O’Brien, an adjunct faculty member in the University of Massachusetts Amherst journalism program.
AMHERST, Mass. – It takes more than just breaking and entering for a virus to successfully invade a cell. Getting to the cell’s center—where the host cell’s machinery will be co-opted to make more virus—requires navigating obstacles such as membranes and avoiding being recognized and kicked out by the host.
AMHERST, Mass. – For research into the behavior of liquids used in the creation of ultra-tiny devices, University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist Jeffrey Davis has received $400,000 over five years from the National Science Foundation CAREER grant program.
AMHERST, Mass. – Franklin County Research Academies for Young Scientists (STEM RAYS) has received $800,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide science research programs for rural students in grades 4-8 in after-school and summer programs.
AMHERST, Mass. – Six computer science faculty from the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be in Ghana from Jan. 15-19 to teach technology workshops with the aim of helping the African nation further participate in global research and development initiatives.
AMHERST, Mass. – Ximena Zuniga, associate professor of education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is serving as a technical assistant from Jan. 15-19 on a Ford Foundation grant to Fundacion Ideas, a non-governmental organization in Santiago, Chile. Zuniga, a native of Chile, will help launch an intercultural dialogue effort involving Chilean high school students of Jewish and Arab heritage.
AMHERST, Mass. – Today’s computers have more than 2,000 times as much memory as the machines of yesteryear, yet programmers are still writing code as if memory is in short supply. Not only does this make programs crash annoyingly, but it also can make users vulnerable to hacker attacks, says computer scientist Emery Berger from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
AMHERST, Mass. – The Antarctic Geological Drilling (ANDRILL) Program drilled to a new record depth of 1,000 meters below the seafloor from the site on the Ross Ice Shelf near Scott Base in Antarctica on Dec. 16, making ANDRILL the most successful Antarctic drilling program in terms of depth and rock core recovered.
A new study of a large U.S. National Cancer Institute database provides the strongest evidence yet that a key portion of the traditional dose-response model used in drug testing and risk assessment for toxins is wrong when it comes to measuring the effects of very low doses, says a UMass Amherst scientist.