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New Study Shows Childhood Asthma Due to Living Near Major Roadways Cost Los Angeles Residents $441 Million in 2007 Alone


Asthma caused or worsened by living near major roadways cost Los Angeles County more than $441 million in 2007 alone, according to a new peer-reviewed article by researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Southern...
7-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Astronomers Peer Into Galaxies’ Star-Forming Centers


Astronomers provide data from a new instrument, offering the most precise picture yet of events 4 billion years ago at the centers of distant, dust-cloaked galaxies. Details are in the first scientific paper based on data collected by the large...
6-Nov-2014 4:05 PM EST

Anthropologist Receives Mellon Fellowship Award to Study Endangered Ojibwe Language and Native American Traditions


UMass Amherst anthropologist Sonya Atalay has received a major fellowship award to master the endangered Anishinaabemowin language of Native American Ojibwe tribal communities, in order to expand research and understanding of ancient tribal...
6-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

‘Raising Shrimp’ a Finalist in Blue Ocean Film Festival


A new documentary, “Raising Shrimp,” has been named an official selection of the Blue Ocean Film Festival, where it will screen on Nov. 6. It explores aquaculture and its impacts, particularly environmental concerns of shrimp farming and what...
3-Nov-2014 3:25 PM EST

New Book Examines the Mysteries and Drama of Brain Diseases Such as Parkinson’s and ALS

A new book co-authored by a distinguished Boston neurologist and a University of Massachusetts Amherst mathematician takes readers behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School’s neurology unit to show how a seasoned diagnostician faces down bizarre...
3-Oct-2014 1:25 PM EDT

A More Efficient, Lightweight and Low-Cost Solar Cell

Scientists trying to improve the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells were long hampered by drawbacks of metal electrodes. Now comes a more efficient, easily processable and lightweight solar cell that can use any metal for the...
18-Sep-2014 2:40 PM EDT

Chemist Receives National Pharmacopeia Award

Khaja Muneeruddin is one of three promising young scientists to recently receive the 2014-15 Global Fellowship Award from the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, dual publishers of the official pharmacopeia and National Formulary, the book of...
16-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

New Research Questions Legitimacy of Corporate Ratings and ‘Best-Of’ Lists

New research published by the UMass Amherst Labor Center raises questions about the legitimacy of popular corporate ratings systems and industry “best-of” lists. In “The Corporate Rating Sham: The Case of T-Mobile,” Tom Juravich, professor...
11-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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