Challenging risk assessment methods used for decades by toxicologists, a new review led by environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg at UMass Amherst suggests that oral gavage does not accurately mimic how humans are exposed to chemicals in everyday life.
Computer science researcher Arun Venkataramani is the lead architect for one of the many research teams funded by the National Science Foundation who are now developing and testing next-generation hardware, software and applications to address difficult, systemic shortcomings of the old Internet.
Biophysicist Nikhil S. Malvankar, a postdoctoral researcher at UMass Amherst, has received a coveted five-year, $500,000 career award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to assist him in moving from advanced postdoctoral training into a faculty position.
Neil S. Forbes, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a one-year, $40,000 grant from Earlier.org, a Greensboro, N.C.-based organization that funds research into the early detection of breast cancer.
Forbes says he is working to develop a non-toxic, non-invasive bacteria...
Three faculty-led projects have been awarded $15,000 Public Service Endowment Grants by the vice chancellor for research and engagement.
Jonathan Rosa, assistant professor of anthropology, plans to use the grant to train students from Holyoke’s Paolo Freire School as sociolinguistic...
A new three-year, $440,000 study led by environmental health scientist Richard Pilsner at UMass Amherst is now underway to investigate whether phthalate levels in expectant fathers have an effect on the couples’ reproductive success.
The W.M. Keck Electron Microscopy Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is consolidating two sophisticated electron microscopes and a team of expert operators to provide centralized services for all departments on campus.
Audiology doctoral candidate Amanda Griffin of UMass Amherst is seeking children ages six to 12 years old who either have normal hearing or permanent hearing loss in just one ear, for a study looking at the impact of classroom listening environments on speech understanding and comprehension.
A research team led by Sam Nugen received a $495,950 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve food safety by developing faster ways to detect and remove microbial contamination.