Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering

Improving health care focus of partnerships with St. Joseph, UMF, UMM, Dartmouth

The University of Maine is leading multi-institution efforts to provide physicians with tools to help aging people avoid falls and to detect biomarkers associated with pancreatic cancer. Directed by UMaine engineering professor John Vetelino, researchers at UMaine, the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Maine at Machias are collaborating with St. Joseph […]

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Jonathan Bomar: Graduate student puts his heart into cardiac research

Jonathan Bomar joined the University of Maine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering in 2014 after earning undergraduate degrees in geological sciences and psychology at Michigan State University. His current research examines how stem cells become heart muscle. The goal of his dissertation is to engineer therapeutic heart tissue in a lab. He envisions […]

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Fayeza Ahmed named associate director of Maine Syracuse Longitudinal Study

University of Maine assistant professor of psychology Fayeza Ahmed has been named the first associate director of the Maine Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS) that focuses on hypertension, cardiovascular risk factors and aging as predictors of cognitive functioning. Fayeza Ahmed will be the primary go-to person for UMaine students and faculty interested in examining the data, […]

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Henry named new director of growing GSBSE program

Clarissa Henry has been involved with a doctoral program at the University of Maine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE), since its inception in 2006. As the newly appointed GSBSE program director, Henry will implement strategies to facilitate growth and maximize efficiency within the program. The Office of the Vice President for […]

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King’s research finds new genetic regulators for regeneration, media report

ScienceDaily, EurekAlert and Medical Xpress published a news release from the MDI Biological Laboratory about new research on regeneration by scientists at the laboratory and the University of Maine. Benjamin King, an assistant professor of bioinformatics at UMaine and co-lead researcher, identified genetic material previously thought to be useless as having a role in regulating […]

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MedicalXpress publishes UMaine release on visual acuity and cognitive function

MedicalXpress carried a University of Maine news release about a study by UMaine researchers on visual acuity and cognitive functioning. The study found that lower visual acuity is linked with lower cognitive function and decline in cognitive functioning over a period of five years, according to the release. Contrary to their hypothesis, the researchers found […]

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Study finds better visual acuity is associated with less decline in cognitive functioning over time

Lower visual acuity is associated with both lower cognitive function and greater declines in cognitive functioning over a five-year period, according to a new University of Maine study. The longitudinal research by Peter Dearborn and co-investigators affiliated with the UMaine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, and the Department of Psychology found lower vision […]

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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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