Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass researchers working to develop protective ‘second skin’ for military uniforms

By Chelsie Field

November 28, 2012

Research teams at the University of Massachusetts, along with several other organizations, have received a five-year $1.8 million grant to develop a new layer of protection in the fabric of future military uniforms, according...

UMass professor Hankinson researches breast cancer

By David Barnstone

November 13, 2012

Women who have excess body weight during the first half of their life may be less likely to develop breast cancer later on, according to one researcher at the University of Massachusetts, who believes this relationship flips after ab...

SGA: Research needed on possible changes to government formation from Commonwealth Honors complex

By Chris Kornichuk

October 24, 2012

With the anticipated completion of the Commonwealth Honors College residential complex looming near, the Student Government Association voted on Monday to initiate a study of its potential effect on the current structure of the...

UMass researchers discover new function in protein for cancer treatment

By Michael Roberts

March 10, 2011

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts have discovered a new function of the protein ADAM 13 that many feel could be promising in preventing and treating cancer and facial defects during embryo development. The study was published i...

UMass research gets ranked in nation

By Matthew M. Robare

February 9, 2011

The University of Massachusetts system ranked eighth in the nation in technology transfer income for fiscal year 2009, according to a survey by the Association of University Technology Managers and reported in Inside Higher Ed...

UMass Professor works on technology to help the blind

By Michelle Altman

January 26, 2011

University of Massachusetts Professor Aura Ganz is perfecting a program to advance the visually impaired’s quality of life. Ganz’s new technology will  provide a blind person with audio directions to destinations via a Bluetoo...