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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Health

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 ...

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

Confronting the side effects of a common anti-cancer treatment

Results of a new study by neuroscientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Toronto suggest that a new treatment approach is needed—and how this may be possible—to address adverse effects ...

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 ...

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