Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering

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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Fifteen UMaine faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Tenure and/or promotion for 15 University of Maine faculty members has been approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. The faculty were nominated by UMaine President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their successful work in teaching, research and public service. “The caliber of these faculty members […]

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Media report on application increase, waitlist at UMaine

A number of media outlets reported the number of first-year student applications to the University of Maine is up 17 percent over last year and the university has instituted a waitlist for the first time in recent history. About 14,000 qualified students applied for admission and the projected incoming class will be about 2,150. Maine […]

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High student demand prompts implementation of UMaine waitlist for fall admission

The University of Maine’s commitment to affordability, strategic investments in signature strengths and aggressive marketing have paid off. With a record number of qualified applications for fall 2016, UMaine will begin notifying most students who have applied and not yet been accepted that they have the option to be wait-listed for admission consideration. “The interest in […]

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