Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering

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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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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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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