For the first time fossil jaw measurements confirm that land animals developed legs millions of years before their feeding systems changed enough to let them eat a land-based diet. The pattern had been hypothesized previously, but not really tested.
4/30/2013 11:00 AM EDT
Researchers propose a new investigative roadmap for the field of evolutionary developmental biology to better understand how innovation at the genetic level can lead to ecological adaptations over time. It should help to close a major gap in...
4/29/2013 10:00 AM EDT
Although it’s known that home construction in suburban areas can have negative impacts on native plant and animals, a recent study suggests that well-managed development such as provided by homeowners associations can support native wildlife and...
3/25/2013 2:00 PM EDT
In one of the earliest experiments using a humanoid robot to deliver speech and physical therapy to a stroke patient, researchers saw notable speech and physical therapy gains and significant improvement in quality of life.
3/20/2013 4:00 PM EDT
The results of a new national UMass Poll released today show strong public support for an assault weapons ban and a broad consensus in favor of a higher federal minimum wage. Additionally, President Barack Obama enjoys high personal favorability,...
3/18/2013 4:00 PM EDT
A new study finds assumptions that men take unfair advantage of parental leave at universities – using the leave as an opportunity to further their research while shirking the responsibility of childcare – are false.
1/23/2013 12:55 PM EST
Paul J. Dauenhauer, a chemical engineer at UMass Amherst, has received a five-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation’s CAREER grant for basic research on the chemical reactions that create biofuel from cellulose. He will measure the chemical...
1/22/2013 8:00 AM EST
New details emerge about a molecular surveillance system that helps detect and correct errors in mitosis that can lead to cell death or human diseases. Biologists can watch and record images of the key players including microtubules, kinetochores,...
1/18/2013 3:00 PM EST
4/17/2013 10:20 AM EDT
Cicadas Are Coming! Entomologist Robert Childs Can Discuss Emerging East Coast Brood Ranging From NC to NY
4/12/2013 12:35 PM EDT
Immigration Expert Available to Offer Analysis of Senate Proposal & Recent Polling Data - Tatishe Nteta
4/11/2013 10:45 AM EDT
4/8/2013 1:30 PM EDT
Copyright Expert: Kirtsaeng & ReDigi Cases' Impact on Consumers, Publishers, Artists, Authors, Retailers & Libraries
4/3/2013 1:30 PM EDT
Expert Available to Comment on Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Cases; Key Witness in California’s First Prop 8 Trial
3/25/2013 3:00 PM EDT
UMass Amherst Economist & Minimum Wage Expert Cited by Obama Can Discuss His Testimony Before Senate HELP Committee
3/14/2013 1:15 PM EDT
UMass Economist Pollin Discusses Budget Sequestration's Potential Economic Effects & Impact on Average Americans
2/20/2013 3:00 PM EST