Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering

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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King to teach comparative regenerative biology in Bar Harbor

Benjamin King, assistant professor of bioinformatics, will be a member of the faculty at REGEN 2017, a new signature course in Comparative Regenerative Biology, from July 29 to Aug. 12, at MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor. REGEN 2017 will include an Aug. 4–6 symposium titled “Learning from Nature: Comparative Biology of Tissue Regeneration and […]

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Undergraduate, graduate students receive awards at 2017 UMaine Student Symposium

More than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students presented their work during the second annual University of Maine Student Symposium held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on April 24. The free public event, which was organized by UMaine Graduate Student Government and the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR), featured the work of students from […]

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Adapt and overcome

Read transcript Elisabeth Kilroy, a second-year Ph.D. student in the University of Maine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, shares her research in muscular dystrophy and what inspires her work. To Kilroy, the science is personal. Read the full UMaine Today article online.

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WABI interviews GSBSE student about muscular dystrophy research

WABI (Channel 5) spoke with Elisabeth Kilroy, a Ph.D. student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering at the University of Maine, about her muscular dystrophy research. Kilroy’s father and brother Keegan both have a type of the disease that doesn’t have a known cause, according to the report. Kilroy is examining zebrafish […]

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