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Warming waters could make bass more aggressive toward salmon, UMaine study finds

Non-native smallmouth bass are more aggressive toward endangered juvenile Atlantic salmon and more voraciously eat local food supplies at higher temperatures, according to a University of Maine study. As a result of warming waters, more non-native warmwater fish species are invading watershed habitats, disrupting local freshwater food webs and competing with native species for limited […]

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Media report on $11.3 million UMaine grant from NIH

WABI-TV (Channel 5 in Bangor) and WVFX-TV (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) reported that the National Institutes of Health awarded the University of Maine with a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) award for $11.3 million to support biomedical research. The COBRE award will focus on research about the mechanisms that regulate cellular behavior in […]

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UMaine awarded $11.3 million from NIH to support biomedical research

Editor’s note: This story was updated March 31, 2023. The University of Maine has received a $11.3 million Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support interdisciplinary biomedical research. The COBRE award will focus on research about the mechanisms that regulate cellular behavior in response to cues from […]

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Wujcik to present at 94th New England Complex Fluids Workshop

Evan Wujcik, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, will deliver a keynote presentation at the 94th New England Complex Fluids (NECF) Workshop, hosted at the University of Rhode Island on March 17, 2023. His talk: “Investigation of Polymer Systems and their Composites for Advanced Functional […]

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Ortega-Jimenez presented at APS March Meeting in Las Vegas

Victor Ortega-Jimenez, assistant professor of integrative avian biology and biomechanics, presented at the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 6. Ortega-Jimenez’s presentation, “Fatal attraction: Electrostatic forces pull jumping nematodes directly to their charged prey,” was with former colleagues at Georgia Tech, Sunny Kumar and Saad Bhamla.

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Alaba honored at BHBS 9th Biennial Conference in Tampa

Tolu Esther Alaba, Ph.D. student in the Graduate School of Biological Science and Engineering at the University of Maine, received the Junior Investigator Speaker Award and third place Poster Award at the Berry Health Benefits Symposium (BHBS) Ninth Biennial Conference in Tampa, Florida for her work entitled “Phenolic acids from wild blueberry facilitate wound healing […]

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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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