In a follow-up to earlier studies of learning in infancy, researchers report that talking to babies in their first year, in particular naming things and people, helps them connect what they see and hear. This learning between 6 and 9 months aids...
16-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST
Many people with multiple sclerosis have trouble with balance and a fear of falling, which can negatively affects quality of life. A new study funded by the National MS Society will look at how sensation in the feet relates to balance and whether...
9-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST
New 3D numerical modeling that captures far more geometric complexity of an active fault segment in southern California than any other, suggests that the overall earthquake hazard for towns on the west side of the Coachella Valley such as Palm...
8-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST
While numerous studies have shown that the marriage rate among military service members is much higher than civilians of the same age, new research from a sociologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has found specific reasons that lead...
1-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST
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 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
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
Various Experts Available for Analysis of Midterm Election Results - Political, Economic & Social Impact
4-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST
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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
17-Jun-2013 11:40 AM EDT