Science Market Update

UMass, Amherst Opens $150 Million Institute for Applied Life Sciences

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Tue, Mar 21, 2017

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at University of Massachusetts, Amherst is now fully operational and open for use by UMass faculty researchers as well as its industry and academic partners.

(Image Courtesy of University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

The institute was first established in 2014 through a $95 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC). Mass invested an additional $55 million in toward the construction and fit-out of the Life Sciences Laboratories building. This building is designed for interdisciplinary research, student training and large-equipment facilities. IALS also fosters spin-out companies and seeks to become a catalyst for a biotechnology hub in Western Massachusetts.

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Tags: University of Massachusetts Amherst, life sciece markets, Life Science, Amherst, UMASS, life science labs, life science institute

Research Grant to UMass to Help Uncover How the Brain Works

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Thu, Jun 02, 2016

(Image of brain by functional MRI via Wikimedia Commons)

Cognitive neurologist, Rosie Cowell of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst received a nearly $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The funding will be used to develop and test her theory of how fine-grained visual perception interacts with the area of the brain critical to memory.

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UMass Harvests $1.5M from USDA for Food Science Bioresearch

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, May 12, 2015

Researchers at University of Massachusetts, Amherst are reaping the rewards of breakthrough food science research, in the form of USDA grants totaling over $1.5 million.

As part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality and safety of food products in the United States, researchers at UMass, Amherst have received three-year grants to continue work on innovative projects.  Read More

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UMass Researchers Hook nearly $1M for Research on the Hookworm Genome

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Apr 07, 2015

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts are taking on a parasite that continues to wreak havoc in tropical climates and developing countries.

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Tags: Medical Research, University of Massachusetts Amherst, infectious diseases, Trade Show Calendar, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, MA, Amherst, UMASS

U.Mass Amherst Receives $4.8M in Alzheimer's Funding

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Jan 07, 2014

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as part of a multi-institution research team, received $4.8 million in life science funding from the National Cancer Institute as part of a five-year life science grant to research a way to target various diseases including Alzheimer’s, cancer and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) by changing the function of an enzyme that sets in motion over 100 different protein substrates in the body.

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