The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Life Sciences and Health

Follow the Stories. Connect to Centers. Find a Collaborator.
  • Data to Knowledge

    Research advances improve data capture from wearable tech

    Deepak Ganesan has spent the better part of a decade trying to work around noise. Not the noise that sends you racing to Amazon to buy a pair of acoustic headphones. The noise Ganesan contends with... More

  • Beyond Batteries

    UMass Amherst lays the groundwork for a revolution in wireless wearables

    Smartwatches were big breakthroughs when they hit the market in the early 2000s. Even nascent versions got consumers excited with their ability to play games and access newsfeeds. Two decades later,... More

  • Prize-Winning Science

    Chemist Jeanne Hardy untangles the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease

    The challenges wrought by Alzheimer’s disease are increasing with the graying of society in the developed world. Although no suitable treatments for Alzheimer’s disease exist, recent discoveries by... More

  • Sleep Secrets

    Neuroscientist probes sleep’s role in learning and memory

    Does “sleeping on it” help us make better decisions? Are sleep disorders just a natural part of aging? How important are naps, anyhow? Rebecca Spencer, Professor in the Department of Psychological... More