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2014-08-14 08:29:53

WORCESTER, Mass., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Massachusetts' most celebrated cause-related activity, the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk, will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Now in its 16th year, the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk is expected to attract more than 12,000 individuals, business leaders, employees, community organizations and teams who are raising funds to support cancer research and clinical trials, right at the UMass Medical Cancer Center of Excellence....

2014-06-19 08:29:32

First of four projects chosen to enable development of nano-bio devices for the U.S. Air Force SAN JOSE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) has selected a proposal by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to develop a wearable sensor patch subsystem as its first project in its mission to develop human performance-monitoring electronics. The project has $450,000 in total funding. Fifty percent will come from NBMC's U.S. Air Force...

2014-03-14 23:23:34

Celebrated filmmakers Ken Burns, Brett Morgen, and Erica Huggins are among Hampshire College alumni who will join a broad range of guest artists during a four-week Creative Media Institute this summer. Amherst, MA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Celebrated filmmakers Ken Burns, Brett Morgen, and Erica Huggins are among Hampshire College alumni who will join a broad range of guest artists during a four-week Creative Media Institute this summer. Led entirely by visiting artists, the Creative Media...

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2014-02-28 08:51:09

University of Massachusetts at Amherst Scoffing at or cutting funds for basic biological research on unusual animal adaptations from Gila monster venom to snail sex, though politically appealing to some, is short-sighted and only makes it more likely that important economic and social benefits will be missed in the long run, say a group of evolutionary biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Writing in a recent issue of BioScience, researchers Patricia Brennan, Duncan...

2013-11-22 23:04:11

Dr. Marshall Jones is an expert on laser material processing and the publisher of a book which inspires kids from underrepresented communities to follow their dreams. Niskayuna, NY (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is proud to announce that Dr. Marshall Jones, a world renowned expert on laser manufacturing, is a recipient of the 2013 University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst “Salute to Service”...

2013-09-10 23:18:32

New report from Health Care Without Harm and Boston Green Ribbon Commission provides guidance, case studies on cogeneration for hospital financial decision makers. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Adopting combined heat and power technology for a hospital facility can result in net positive cash flow of $700,000 or more while reducing emissions and making a facility more disaster resilient in the face of climate change, according to a new report from Health Care Without Harm and the...

2013-08-23 23:02:25

Whistleblower suit alleged hospital system charged the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for medical bills incurred by patients unable to pay by falsifying their addresses as “homeless shelter” residents Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. and UMass Memorial Medical Center, Inc. (“UMass”) have agreed to return more than $50,000 to Massachusetts’ Health Safety Net to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the Worcester-based hospital submitted...

2013-06-20 11:15:57

In the cover story for the journal Genetics this month, neurobiologist Dan Chase and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst describe a new experimental technique they developed that will allow scientists to study the function of individual proteins in individual cell types in a living organism. The advance should allow deeper insights into protein function, Chase says, “because we can only get a true understanding of what that single protein does when we isolate its...

2013-04-30 23:21:18

A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is proposing a new investigative roadmap for the field of evolutionary developmental biology, or “evo devo,” to better understand how innovation at the genetic level can lead to ecological adaptations over time. Evo devo seeks to understand the specific genetic mechanisms underlying evolutionary change. Seven UMass Amherst authors, all biologists but with diverse research programs including evolutionary genetics,...


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