Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering

UMaine researcher explores issues with blood pressure measurement in the dental office

In recent years, health care professionals and patients have become concerned that blood pressure, as traditionally measured in the medical clinic, is not done correctly. That includes blood pressure measurement in a dental office, where it is equally important that it be done correctly, according to University of Maine researchers. Merrill Elias, UMaine emeritus professor […]

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UMaine, University of Arkansas researchers collaborate to identify medical foods that lower homocysteine and blood pressure

Ten million individuals in the United States have drug-resistant hypertension, defined as hypertension not effectively managed with three or more antihypertensive drugs, including a diuretic, according to researchers. In a December 2022 editorial in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, Merrill F. Elias from the University of Maine and Dr. Craig J. Brown from the University […]

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BDN, Paper Advance share White profile

The Bangor Daily News and Paper Advance shared a profile of Liza White, a University of Maine Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering investigating new uses for these paper mill products, which may open new markets and support places like her hometown of Rumford. “It’s nice to be able to explore using paper in different ways […]

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Liza White: Engineering new applications for paper mill products

Growing up in Rumford, Maine, Liza White learned the extent to which paper manufacturers contribute to the rural economies in which they operate. Residents would regularly say “paper is money” in relation to the mill’s importance; they would celebrate its successes and shudder when it struggled.  Changes in global demand have brought both economic uncertainty […]

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UMaine study reveals how proteins in yeast communicate to find mates

Understanding the family of cellular on/off switches known as G-proteins is important because these proteins control a lot of the communication between cells in the human body and beyond. A new study from the University of Maine has revealed more details about how these essential proteins function in coordinating the cellular response to two contradictory […]

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MaineBiz highlights Batchelder, Khalil work on WAVED Medical

MaineBiz featured Kendra Batchelder, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maine, and her collaboration with UMaine bioengineering professor Andre Khalil to launch a business called WAVED Medical, which uses a patented algorithm to help detect breast cancer at an earlier stage. Batchelder and Khalil launched WAVED Medical weeks after finishing second in the latest season […]

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MaineBiz highlights health care startups coming out of UMaine

MaineBiz featured health care startups and spin-offs coming out of the University of Maine, like WAVED Medical, Neuright and MedRhythms. “UMaine is seeing an increase in innovations and startups in biomedical technology. Some of that stems from our growing support of research commercialization, but it also is the fruit of seeds planted over the last […]

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Howell to deliver talk at National Academy of Engineering symposium

University of Maine associate professor of biomedical engineering Caitlin Howell will deliver a talk during the National Academy of Engineering’s The Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering 2022 U.S.-based symposium Sept. 21–23 in Seattle.  Howell is one of 84 highly accomplished, early-career engineers from academia, industry and government invited to participate in the two-and-a-half day event […]

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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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