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Press Herald op-ed cites Ferrini-Mundy recommendations for building state’s STEM workforce

A Portland Press Herald op-ed outlining strategies for building a skilled and resilient STEM workforce in Maine cited University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy in calling for increased investment in research and development and establishment of new public-private partnerships. Authors Ben Gilman and Rachel Kerestes noted that increased private investment in higher education, such as […]

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Gosse caps decade of research into troublesome triclosan

University of Maine toxicologist Julie Gosse spent a decade unearthing the medical harm posed by the germ-fighting agent triclosan (TCS). Manufacturers had included the synthetic chemical in soap, toothpaste, facial cleansers, sanitizer and other common products since the 1970s, when no research delved into its health and toxicological effects. Products containing the antimicrobial agent filled […]

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News Center reports membrane to capture COVID-19 air droplets

News Center Maine reported on a bioengineered membrane to detect and analyze coronavirus air droplets being developed by scientists at the University of Maine and University of Massachusetts Amherst. Testing for the membrane, which can be used as an insert in air filtration systems to capture virus-containing droplets for analysis, will begin next week in […]

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UMaine Medicine hosting Oct. 30 webinar on impacts of pollution, climate change on human health

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine fall seminar series continues with a virtual presentation by Nishad Jayasundara, assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences and Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 3–4 p.m. Oct. 30.   In this presentation, Water Pollution, Rising Temperatures and a Mysterious Kidney Disease, Jayasundara will discuss his research examining the biochemical […]

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Talbot helps ID muscle gene that, when altered, causes joint disease

Jared Talbot is part of a 32-member international research team that identified a gene that, when altered, can cause bent fingers and toes, clubfoot, scoliosis, and short stature.  The team discovered that partial loss of the protein coding gene MYLPF (myosin light chain, phosphorylatable, fast skeletal muscle) results in a disorder called distal arthrogryposis (DA) […]

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Four inaugural Presidential Fellows named

Four faculty and staff members have been named University of Maine Presidential Fellows in a new leadership program launched by President Joan Ferrini-Mundy to advance three themes tied to UMaine’s strategic plan — fostering learner success and research learning; research-practice partnerships; and telling the UMaine story. The themes for 2019–20 are designed to engender universitywide […]

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UMaine undergraduate, graduate student researchers earn top poster honors at MBMSS

Twenty student researchers and teams from the University of Maine received poster awards in the annual Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium (MBMSS), a statewide gathering hosted by MDI Biological Laboratory that is designed to encourage students, scientists and entrepreneurs to share research results, exchange ideas, promote collaboration and facilitate networking opportunities.  This year’s two-day […]

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WABI, Mainebiz highlight efforts to tackle health care supply shortages

WABI (Channel 5) and Mainebiz reported on the University of Maine’s efforts to help tackle supply shortages faced by health care providers during the coronavirus pandemic. The station also shared the news release. The first UMaine-led initiative to help meet the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers focuses on production of […]

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