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Warmed Over Flavor From Cooked Meat Explained by Food Scientist, Decker
May 21, 2020

Eric Decker, food science, is cited in an article explaining why re-heated chicken often no longer tastes good. (Merkur.de [Germany], 2/20/20; Serious Eats, 9/25/19)

Wendell to Get Solar Planning Help Thanks to UMass Amherst Clean Energy Extension Grant
May 20, 2020

Wendell is one of three Western Massachusetts communities set to benefit from a 15-month grant awarded to a team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Clean Energy Extension that will lead development of solar siting and financing procedures. (Recorder 5/19/20, News Office)

Leaf Lily Beetles Video Released by Simisky
May 15, 2020

Tawny Simisky, UMass extension entomologist, is cited extensively throughout a gardening column about lily leaf beetles, which feed on tiger lilies, Asiatic and Oriental lilies and martagon lilies, ans well as a few other plants. (Gazette, 5/13/20)

Bumble Bee Disease, Reproduction Shaped by Flowering Strip Plants
May 11, 2020

Rows of plants known as flowering strips are designed to be pollinator-friendly, but a new study co-authored by Lynn Adler, biology, suggests they have some drawbacks. In the study published in the journal PNAS, Adler and colleagues at North Carolina State University report that they have found that while flowering strips can help boost bumble bee reproduction, they also facilitate higher rates of disease.  (MassLive, SciTechDaily, Vegetable Growers NewsNews Office Release 5/14/20;  Futurity.org 5/13/20, Earth.com, Science Daily, PNAS, 5/11/20  )

CNS dean Tricia Serio Identifies Key Protein in Group of Fatal Diseases
May 11, 2020

Research by Tricia Serio, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, might lead to a cure for a group of fatal diseases, including mad cow disease. (Feedstuffs, BioSpace, 5/8/20; Sound Health and Lasting Wealth, News Office release 5/6/20)

Waltham Land Trust Statement On City's Field Station Purchase
May 7, 2020

Representatives of the Waltham Land Trust have written a letter congratulating the city’s government on the purchase of the 28-acre Waltham Field Station property from UMass Amherst. (Waltham Patch, 5/6/20)

UMass Researchers Seek Link of Strawberries to Colon Health
May 6, 2020

Hang Xiao, food science, has received a grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to expand his research into health benefits of strawberries. Xiao’s earlier studies suggest a strong scientific basis for using strawberries to support colon health and suppress, reduce or prevent, inflammation of the colon. (MassLive, Phys.org, 4/30/30; News Office release)

Grant to UMass Amherst Clean Energy Extension Will Bring Solar Planning to Western Massachusetts Towns
April 29, 2020

A team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Clean Energy Extension recently was awarded a 15-month grant to lead development of community-focused solar siting and financing procedures in three rural western Massachusetts communities, Blandford, Wendell and Westhampton. (News Office 4/24/20)

UMass Tick Testing on the RIse
April 28, 2020

The number of ticks being submitted for testing at the UMass Amherst Laboratory of Medical Zoology is on the rise, says Stephen Rich, microbiology. This is because people are enjoying the outdoors more since many are working and schooling from home. (WWLP – Mass Appeal, 4/27/20; News Office assistance)

MassINC Awards First Prize for Springfield Transit Design to UMass Team
April 28, 2020

UMass Springfield urban design studio (LARP) won first prize in the state's "MassInc Transformational TOD" competition. The winning plan called "In the Loop" proposes a new bike park and bike path network that is accessible to all. (MassInc 4/27/20)
 

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