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A study by evolutionary ecologist Lynn Adler and other researchers found that bees infected with a common intestinal parasite had reduced parasite levels in their guts after seven days if the bees also consumed natural toxins present in...

Margaret Riley, Biology, was featured in a story about the difficulty researchers encounter trying to develop new antibiotics and ways to battle antibiotic-resistant bacteria. She says she was unable to get the help she needed from the U.S. government or from...

Michele Markstein, Biology, was featured on "The Academic Minute,” discussing how she uses genetically engineered Drosophila, or fruit flies, with human genes, causing them to grow tumors for studying.

The article is available...

Jeffrey E. Podos and Duncan J. Irschick, both Biology, with co-editor Mark Briffa, have edited Animal Signaling and Function: An Integrative Approach, bringing...

Julia Curran ’12 has won the WEST Giving Back Award, given to women in the science and technology fields who have made a profound impact on society.

Curran, who majored in biology within the Commonwealth Honors College while at UMass Amherst, is a...

Plant geneticists including Sam Hazen, Biology, have sorted out the gene regulatory networks that control cell wall thickening by the synthesis of the three polymers, cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. Their genetic advance is expected to “serve as a foundation...