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As part of its 100th anniversary celebration this year, the American Journal of Botany (AJB) is highlighting a few seminal papers that have led to substantial advances in various fields of botany over the past century. including that of biologist Edward...

When Steven D. Brewer was invited to speak at the 2006 Brazilian Esperanto Congress, he used Pasporta Servo to stay for several days in São Paulo. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal,...

The surprise discovery of the fossilized skull of a 66- to 70-million-year-old, groundhog-like creature on Madagascar has led to new analyses of the lifestyle of the largest known mammal of its time by a team of specialists including Biologist Elizabeth Dumont from...

Biology professor Margaret Riley was an invited speaker at the 18th Beijing International Healthcare Industry Forum in China’s capital on Oct. 23, where her topic was “Strategic development of novel narrow-spectrum bacteriocin antimicrobials.”

During her address...

Professor Margaret Riley presented a talk at The Institute of Medicines 2014 Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Symposium, in Washington DC. The Symposium explored the current and future impact of antimicrobial resistance, implications for our nation's health and that of the...

Biology professor Elizabeth (Betsy) Dumont has been named vice provost for Academic Affairs by Provost Katherine Newman, who announced the appointment in a Sept. 25 broadcast e-mail. The appointment is effective immediately.

“She will be joining my team to work on a...

Alan Richmond, senior lecturer in the biology department, received the Meritorious Teaching Award in Herpetology from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists during the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists held July 30 to...

Geckskin, a revolutionary super-adhesive developed by a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has recently undergone further improvement. This adhesive, which could originally hold up to 700 pounds on a smooth surface, has been...

Biology professor Tobias Baskin has been awarded a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship from the European Union to support his sabbatical leave at the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom for the 2014-15 academic year.

The UMass news release about the award can be accessed...

Using a new approach to systematically test chemotherapy drugs in fruit flies, Biology assistant professor, Michele Markstein, with colleagues at Harvard Medical School, report that several have a troubling side effect: Inducing hyper proliferation in stem cells...