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.

Address
200 Munson Hall Amherst, MA 01003
Website
http://umass.edu/
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Psychology & Psychiatry

'Sleep on it' is excellent, science-based advice, study finds

(Medical Xpress) -- In recent years, much sleep research has focused on memory, but now results of a new study by University of Massachusetts Amherst psychologist Rebecca Spencer and colleagues suggest another key effect ...

Ophthalmology

New research may lead to non-surgical cataract treatment

The University of Massachusetts Amherst recently licensed a new technology to Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. that holds promise of revolutionizing the treatment of cataracts and presbyopia, based on early phase discoveries ...

Oncology & Cancer

New cancer immunotherapy shows promise in early tests

Much cancer immunotherapy research has focused on harnessing the immune system's T cells to fight tumors, "but we knew that other types of immune cells could be important in fighting cancer too," says Ashish Kulkarni at the ...

Neuroscience

How brain architecture leads to abstract thought

Using 20 years of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data from tens of thousands of brain imaging experiments, computational neuroscientists Hava Siegelmann and a postdoctoral colleague at the University of Massachusetts ...

Health

Vitamin D in foods may reduce risk of depression in older women

Results of a large study among older women suggest that those who ate more of the "sunshine vitamin" were less likely to experience depression symptoms than women who consumed less of the vitamin, according to findings published ...

Neuroscience

Neuroscientists discover new estrogen activity in the brain

Research by University of Massachusetts Amherst neuroscientist Luke Remage-Healey and colleagues has for the first time provided direct evidence that estrogens are produced in the brain’s nerve cell terminals on demand, ...

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