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  • Plant Medicine

    UMass Amherst students find scientific pathways to botanical therapeutics

    Entering the enclosed, temperature-regulated space of UMass Amherst’s Plant Cell Culture Library, you are immediately hit by a scent in the air that is unfamiliar yet redolent of life.

  • Epicenter for Life Sciences

    State-of-the-art facility puts the Institute for Applied Life Sciences on the map

    On October 21, a series of technical talks and building tours gave the general public a first look at the new state-of-the-art facilities at UMass Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS... More

  • Outbreak

    Team develops new data analytics to improve disease epidemic prediction

    Communicable disease epidemics place a huge burden on public health systems around the world, and techniques for predicting outbreaks to date have not adequately addressed public health officials’... More

  • What Makes Us Human?

    Powerful new DNA sequencers help in the quest for answers

    Human DNA—the genetic material that defines so many of our characteristics—is remarkably similar to DNA of great apes, such as chimpanzees and gorillas. So what distinguishes us from our closest... More