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DMC partnership

Maine-eDNA an opportunity for DMC, Bigelow to collaborate, find solutions

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences are pooling their expertise and resources for the Maine-eDNA initiative. Researchers on both sides of the Damariscotta River will be ocean forensic scientists as they track the health of Maine’s fisheries and coastal ecosystems and seek solutions for challenges. More information […]

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UMaine launches online graduate program for food industry professionals

The University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture will offer a new online graduate program for food and brewing industry professionals starting in January 2020. The 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Food Technology was developed for aspiring entrepreneurs, current professionals and those with a science or engineering background who wish to work in the food […]

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UMaine to offer online graduate program in human nutrition

The University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture will offer a new online graduate program for aspiring registered dietitians and other food or health professionals. For registered dietitian nutritionists who want to earn a master’s degree, the new online programs provide convenient educational access. Maine’s dietitians prevent and treat malnutrition, food insecurity and obesity […]

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Survey participants needed for kombucha study

Do you make kombucha at home, or are you interested in learning how to make the beverage? Researchers at the University of Maine are seeking Maine residents who are at least 18 years old and want to ferment their own kombucha. Kombucha-makers and those interested in the fermented beverage made with tea will be asked […]

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Medical Xpress shares article about Daigle’s opioid-dependency study

Medical Xpress printed a University of Maine article about Katrina Daigle’s study that found mothers being treated for opioid-dependency showed impaired responsiveness and sensitivity to their babies, compared to mothers not dependent on opioids but similar in socioeconomic and lifestyle factors. The deficits were associated with reduced oxytocin (OT) release. OT, which is made in […]

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Varahramyan participates in White House Summit

Kody Varahramyan, vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School, attended the White House Summit of the Joint Committee on the Research Environment, Nov. 5 in Washington, D.C. The summit focused on the progress made to date by the National Science and Technology Council Joint Committee on the Research Environment. Specific emphasis was […]

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Mother and baby

Opioid-dependent mothers have reduced social neuropeptide levels, give fewer gentle touches to babies

Mothers being treated for opioid-dependency showed impaired responsiveness and sensitivity to their babies, compared to mothers not dependent on opioids but similar in socioeconomic and lifestyle factors.  The opioid-dependent mothers’ sensitivity deficits were associated with reduced oxytocin (OT) release. OT, which is made in the hypothalamus of the brain, is normally released during mothers’ interactions […]

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Students to lead literacy activities at Old Town Elementary

Preservice teacher candidates from the University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development will put some of what they are learning in their literacy methods courses into practice 5–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at literacy night at Old Town Elementary School. Nearly 30 UMaine students will facilitate 14 reading and language arts lessons, including […]

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What’s it like on Everest? Find out Nov. 15 from CCI researchers 

Six University of Maine explorers will talk about their experiences participating in the most comprehensive scientific expedition ever conducted on Mount Everest. A free, public panel discussion, “The University of Maine’s Role in the National Geographic and Rolex’s Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest,” will be held 1:45–2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the […]

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