University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst was founded in 1863 in Amherst, Massachusetts, about 90-miles from Boston. UMASS Amherst is ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world. It is a public institution with arrangements with a variety of Pioneer Valley universities for sharing resources. UMASS has approximately 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in over 95 undergraduate programs and 65 graduate level fields.

200 Munson Hall Amherst, MA 01003

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US COVID-19 Forecast Hub model most accurate for predicting deaths

The University of Massachusetts Amherst-based U.S. COVID-19 Forecast Hub, a collaborative research consortium, has generated the most consistently accurate predictions of pandemic deaths at the state and national level, according ...


New findings on daily walking steps needed for longevity benefit

A meta-analysis of 15 studies involving nearly 50,000 people from four continents offers new insights into identifying the amount of daily walking steps that will optimally improve adults' health and longevity—and whether ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Vaccinated women pass COVID-19 antibodies to breastfeeding babies

Women vaccinated against COVID-19 transfer SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to their breastfed infants, potentially giving their babies passive immunity against the coronavirus, according to University of Massachusetts Amherst research.


More protein, calories and fat in meat burgers

In the largest-ever nutritional comparison of beef and alternative burgers available to U.S. consumers, a University of Massachusetts Amherst analysis found that packaged beef burgers on average contain more calories, protein, ...

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