University of Massachusetts Amherst

New research shows fishways have not helped fish

Despite modern designs intended to allow migratory fish to pass, hydropower dams on major Northeast U.S. waterways, including the Merrimack and Connecticut rivers, have failed to let economically important ...

dateJan 16, 2013 in Ecology
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Polar storms spur ocean circulation

Though it seems like an oxymoron, Arctic hurricanes happen, complete with a central "eye," extreme low barometric pressure and towering 30-foot waves that can sink small ships and coat metal platforms with ...

dateDec 16, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Biochemists trap a chaperone machine in action

Molecular chaperones have emerged as exciting new potential drug targets, because scientists want to learn how to stop cancer cells, for example, from using chaperones to enable their uncontrolled growth. ...

dateDec 06, 2012 in Biochemistry
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