AMHERST, Mass. – The search for greener alternatives to fossil fuels has led to a major investment in a microbe that converts plant matter into ethanol. Dubbed the “Q microbe,” the bacterium has been the focus of University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist Susan Leschine’s work for the past decade.
AMHERST, Mass. – A patent for a new way of making an industrial ceramic that is used widely in semiconductors, industrial abrasives, and as a diamond substitute has been issued to University of Massachusetts Amherst chemist Patricia Bianconi.
Work is funded by the National Institutes of Health
AMHERST, Mass. – A team of scientists headed by Patty Freedson, chair of the department of kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a four-year, $2.1 million grant to develop a small device that will be used to obtain long-term measures of free-living physical activity.
AMHERST, Mass. – State Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles will discuss the Patrick administration’s vision for clean and renewable energy with University of Massachusetts Amherst faculty on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
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.