The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded a five-year, $241,000 grant to a team of food science researchers at the UMass Amherst to create a graduate training program that will combine laboratory research and practical application to help producers and processors improve the safety of fresh produce in the food supply.
Results of a new study reported this week by David Moorman of UMass Amherst and Gary Aston-Jones of Rutgers University suggest that adjusting behavior based on previous events involves an unexpected mix of neurons working together in the brain’s prefrontal cortex.
A fledgling peregrine falcon that left its nesting box atop the 27-story Du Bois library on July 13 has been found safe on the roof of the Campus Center, where its parents continue to care for it.
University and state wildlife officials had asked all on campus to be on the lookout for the bird,...
The Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Biomechanics Lab (MOBL) in the kinesiology department is seeking participants for a study examining the role that physical activity plays in the declines in mobility and joint function that are common in later life.
Peregrine falcons have successfully nested on the roof of the 27-story W.E.B. Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst for the past 13 years. This year's young, hatched June 2 and 4, are growing under the watchful eyes of university staff, state wildlife officials and the thousands who follow them daily across the Internet on the UMass Falcon Cam.
Much attention has been paid to genetics in breast cancer as disease rates rise, but most women have no family history of the disease, suggesting that there is an environmental risk we don’t yet understand, says environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.
Members of the turfgrass science and management program went back to basics last week to honor iconic teacher and mentor Joseph Troll, who died June 14 at age 95.
Troll, professor emeritus of plant, soil and insect sciences, alumnus and a pioneer in modern turfgrass research, is credited with...
In a recent review of the various methods used to reconstruct the relationship between past sea-level rise and climate change, climate scientists including Robert DeConto of UMass Amherst say we are on the verge of understanding how quickly the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets may respond to warming, and what the rates of sea-level change might be.
Kevin Kittilstved, chemistry, has won a five-year, $650,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for studies to advance understanding of the chemistry that takes place on the surfaces of semiconductors with nanometer-scale dimensions.
GeoEngineers, a Seattle-based earth science and technology company, has given the College of Engineering $10,000 for an unrestricted grant along with a $20,000 fellowship to fund coastal research.
Professors Guoping Zhang and Don J. DeGroot of the geotechnical engineering project within the civil...