The National Science Foundation has awarded nearly $3 million to two members of the College of Education faculty at UMass Amherst to study and develop an innovative new model for teaching science to young people who are incarcerated.
The Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Lab is looking at how heart disease risk changes during the menopausal transition. Women who have recently begun the menopausal transition, have not had a period for 60 days or more but less than one year, or have not had a period for more than 5 years, are not regular exercisers, and do not have cardiovascular disease, may qualify.
Assistant professor of political science Bruce Desmarais will present his recent research in a talk titled “The Science of Policy: A Network Perspective” on Monday, Nov. 3 at 12:15 p.m. in 620 Thompson Hall as part of the Center for Public Policy and Administration’s Faculty...
Binge drinking can have lasting effects on brain pathways that are still developing during adolescence, say neuroscience researcher Heather N. Richardson and her colleagues at UMass Amherst and Louisiana State University. Results of their study using a rodent model of adolescent drinking appear in The Journal of Neuroscience.
A research team at UMass Amherst has received a four-year, $2.4 million National Science Foundation grant to study the increasingly complex ways in which content is delivered to users on the Internet and to invent new architectural and algorithmic mechanisms to coordinate these better.
UMass Amherst epidemiologist Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson is conducting the first large study to investigate whether vitamin D deficiency, inflammatory factors, hormones and other factors are associated with risk of early menopause. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
An effective new data-debugging software tool dubbed “CheckCell” was released to the public this week in a presentation by UMass Amherst computer science doctoral student Daniel Barowy. He spoke at the premier international computer programming language design conference known as OOPSLA, in Portland, Ore.
UMass Amherst computer science doctoral student Emma Tosch won a Best Paper award this week at the premier international computer programming language design conference in Portland, Ore., for her work on “Surveyman,” a first-of-its-kind software system for designing, deploying and automatically debugging surveys to improve their accuracy and trustworthiness.
The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at UMass Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires, called microbial nanowires, has been mired in controversy for a decade, but the researchers say a new collaborative study provides stronger evidence than ever to support their claims.
Using a first-of-its-kind, high-resolution numerical model to describe ocean circulation during the last ice age about 21,000 year ago, oceanographer Alan Condron of the UMass Amherst has shown that icebergs and meltwater from the North American ice sheet would have regularly reached South Carolina and even southern Florida.