Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering

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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Huffington Post reports on limb regeneration research conducted by GSBSE scientists

Huffington Post reported on research conducted by scientists from Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory and the University of Maine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering that found a key genetic element shared by animals with regenerative abilities. The study, published in the journal PLOS One by Benjamin King and Viravuth Yin, found three evolutionary […]

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Ph.D. candidate, part-time faculty member win $10,000 Top Gun prize

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED) and the University of Maine announced the winners of the Top Gun Showcase. Nadir Yildirim, a graduate of UMaine’s innovation engineering program and a Ph.D. candidate in forest resources; and Simin Khosravani, a part-time faculty member in the UMaine Department of Mathematics & Statistics, were awarded a $10,000 […]

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Research looks into positive health effects from eating chocolate

Following a widely reported collaborative study that found eating chocolate improves cognitive function, researchers at the University of Maine, University of South Australia and Luxembourg Institute of Health have published additional research to determine potential causes. The initial research involved 968 participants ages 23–98 from the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study. Participants who ate chocolate at least […]

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Undergraduate, graduate students receive awards at Research Symposium

Undergraduate and graduate students presented their work to audiences and faculty judges during the 2016 Student Research Symposium held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on April 27. The winners and runners-up in each graduate category, as well as the winners of the special awards are: Winners from the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) […]

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Eating chocolate improves cognitive function, study finds

People who ate chocolate at least once a week performed better on multiple cognitive tasks, compared to those who ate chocolate less frequently, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maine, University of South Australia and Luxembourg Institute of Health that has garnered international attention. With age, education, gender age and […]

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