Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering

Gosse interviewed for Healthline article on triclosan

Healthline interviewed Julie Gosse, an associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Maine, for an article on triclosan and its effects on health. Triclosan is an antibacterial ingredient commonly occurring in cosmetics, clothing, kitchenware and other products. The FDA has banned it from some soaps and body washes, since the ingredient is not effective […]

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Rob Wheeler

Wheeler probes how potentially lethal fungal infection eludes body’s defenses

Rob Wheeler is engrossed with a generally harmless fungus that naturally lives in and on people, but also can cause disease and death. For 16 years, the University of Maine associate professor of microbiology has been unraveling the mysteries of the fungus Candida albicans. The National Institutes of Health recently awarded Wheeler a three-year $428,429 […]

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Julie Gosse

Biochemist, physicist team to see antibacterial TCS deform mitochondria

Grocery shopping can be an illuminating chore for a toxicologist. Julie Gosse, a University of Maine associate professor of molecular and biomedical sciences, has scanned the supermarket aisles for products that contain triclosan (TCS), a synthetic antibacterial agent. Since the ’90s, TCS has been in a slew of consumer products, including facial cleansers, toothpaste, mouthwash […]

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Undergraduate, graduate students receive awards at 2018 Student Symposium

More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students presented their work during the third annual University of Maine Student Symposium held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on April 17. The free public event, which was organized by UMaine Graduate Student Government and the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) as part of Maine Impact Week, […]

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New study finds few clinical trials of blood pressure lowering and cognition are not state-of-the-art

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard for clinical research, including the effects of blood pressure lowering on cognitive functioning. However, clinical trials aiming to improve normal cognitive function and slow the progress of dementia have yielded disappointing results. Statistically significant findings have not been observed in many trials, despite large samples and […]

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UMaine community members participating in fourth annual Maine Science Festival

The fourth annual Maine Science Festival will be held throughout downtown Bangor and Orono March 15–18. The University of Maine is one of the major event sponsors. Several members of the UMaine community will lead workshops and participate in the program that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages. A list of […]

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Michelle Goody and Clarissa Henry

Goody finds flu ravages muscles of zebrafish with muscular dystrophy

This time of year, doctors often recommend flu shots for people who are young, old, pregnant or immunocompromised. Michelle Goody suggests adding people with muscular dystrophy to the list. After the University of Maine research assistant professor injected the flu virus into the bloodstream of zebrafish with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), damage to their muscles […]

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Doctoral student teaches children about muscular dystrophy, WVII reports

WVII (Channel 7) reported on a recent talk by a University of Maine doctoral student at the Challenger Learning Center in Bangor. Elisabeth Kilroy, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow who is pursuing a doctorate in biomedical science, taught students about how muscles work and discussed muscular dystrophy, a rare genetic disease that affects […]

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