Challenging risk assessment methods used for decades by toxicologists, a new review of the literature suggests that oral gavage, the most widely accepted method of dosing lab animals to test chemical toxicity, does not accurately mimic how humans...
24-Jun-2014 9:00 AM EDT
A new study, among the first in humans, is underway to investigate whether phthalate (plastics) levels in expectant fathers have an effect on the couples’ reproductive success, via epigenetic modifications of sperm DNA. Phthalates are detectable...
11-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT
A new study of how biodiversity arises shows how a mutation in a single gene in development can lead to different consequences not only in jaw shape, but how this leads to different feeding strategies. It is among the first to show how one genetic...
23-May-2014 3:40 PM EDT
The University Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a gift of six original never-before-exhibited Andy Warhol prints from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
23-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Analyzing surveys sent in by citizen scientists over 35 years, researchers report that most of the 40 songbird species studied shifted northward or toward higher elevation in response to climate change, but not always both. Thus earlier studies...
24-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT
UMass Amherst Announces $10 Million Gift from Douglas and Diana Berthiaume to Create Entrepreneurship Center
The University of Massachusetts Amherst today announced a $10 million gift from longtime supporters Douglas and Diana Berthiaume to create a world-class Center for Entrepreneurship within the university’s Isenberg School of Management.
23-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Former U.S. Rep. John W. Olver and journalist Gail Collins will receive honorary doctoral degrees at Undergraduate Commencement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Friday, May 9. About 5,500 students will receive bachelor’s degree at the...
14-Apr-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Political Scientist Finds States’ Standardized Tests Have a Negative Impact on Parents’ Civic Engagement
New research has found that parents of public school students in states with more extensive and stringent student assessment systems express lower trust in government and more negative views of their children’s schools, threatening civic...
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Labor Expert Provides Analysis of President Obama’s Executive Orders on Overtime, Federal Contractor Minimum Wage
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Expert Available to Comment on SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Decisions, Social & Economic Implications -- Lee Badgett
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