Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering

Adekeye recognized as a finalist for the American Society for Nutrition’s Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition

Tolu Adekeye, a Ph.D. student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, has been named a finalist in the American Society for Nutrition’s (ASN) Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition, an educational activity that recognizes young investigators from underrepresented communities within the biomedical and life sciences presenting outstanding research. The five finalists will be […]

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Jared Talbot: Sharing zebrafish of every stripe

Jared Talbot wants to share zebrafish with the scientific community — and now he has an award to prove it. Talbot came to the University of Maine as an assistant professor in 2019 and is now one of five researchers at the university who specializes in using zebrafish as a model organism for scientific studies […]

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Photo of Clarrisa Henry at a computer monitor and Graduate student Elisabeth Kilroy looking into a microscope in the Hitchner Lab

New research shows certain exercises can help with muscular dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a debilitating disease that causes the weakness and breakdown of skeletal muscles that progressively worsens over time. According to a team of University of Maine researchers, certain activities may help strengthen muscles affected by muscular dystrophy — and they figured it out by stimulating zebrafish and watching them work out.  Zebrafish are […]

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Kelley Lab research paper in top 100 downloaded in microbiology for Scientific Reports

Research published by Joshua Kelley, University of Maine assistant professor of biochemistry in the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, and the graduate student Katherine Jarvis has been named one of the top 100 downloaded microbiology papers for Scientific Reports for 2021.  The paper, “Temporal dynamics of viral load and false negative rate influence the […]

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UMaine biotech start-up Neuright to be featured in March 15 Innovation Blender

Kristy Townsend, University of Maine alumna and former faculty member, and cofounder of Neuright Inc., will lead a discussion, “Neuright Inc. Tackles Peripheral Neuropathy — Catch It Early, Fix It Fast,” as part of the Innovation Blender series sponsored by MaineHealth Innovation and The Roux Institute. The event is noon–12:45 p.m. EST March 15 via […]

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Researchers cite lowering homocysteine with vitamin supplements as an important approach to treating drug-resistant hypertension

Using B vitamins to lower homocysteine levels is an effective means of reducing blood pressure and may be especially useful in the management of drug-resistant hypertension, according to researchers at the University of Maine and University of Arkansas. UMaine emeritus professor of psychology Merrill Elias, who also is emeritus cooperating professor in the Graduate School […]

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Media advances yogurt, blood pressure study

 ScienceDaily,, The Indian Express, the Times of India, the Times of Oman, The Siasat Daily, The Times, the News Tribune, the New Daily the Miami Herald, the Central Valley Business Journal the Daily Express, the Grand Forks Herald, Best Life and Clean Eating magazine advanced a study from University of Maine and University of […]

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Virtual 2021 Life Sciences Summit features UMaine experts, partners

UMaine experts and partners are among the participants leading the virtual 2021 Life Sciences Summit from 9–11:30 a.m. Oct. 19–20, sponsored by the Bioscience Association of Maine and Maine Center for Entrepreneurs.  Among them include Renee Kelly, UMaine assistant vice president for innovation and economic development, and Kristy Townsend, graduate faculty member in the Graduate […]

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McCoy, Townsend in fourth annual Women in Bioscience event Sept. 30

The fourth annual “Women in Bioscience” event on Sept. 30 will feature a virtual interactive workshop led by Shannon McCoy, University of Maine associate professor of psychology.  “Imposter Syndrome: Understanding and Coping with a Potential Barrier to Success” begins at 11:30 a.m. It follows a virtual 10 a.m. panel discussion, Women in Leadership, moderated by […]

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