Medicine

UMaine faculty to speak at Northern Light Health’s sixth Research Expo May 25

Northern Light Health will host its sixth annual Research Expo on Wednesday, May 25. The Expo, with a theme of innovation, will feature four Zoom-based virtual sessions and online poster presentations from 11:30 a.m.–4 p.m. All sessions are free; registration is required.  Session two from 1–1:55 p.m. will feature University of Maine faculty members — […]

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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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Klimis-Zacas interviewed for MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com interviewed Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, professor of clinical nutrition at the School of Food and Agriculture, about her research on the wound-healing power of phenolic extract from wild blueberries. Klimis-Zacas said, “Discovering new therapeutic modalities for wound healing, especially plant extracts will aid millions of people by decreasing chronic wound complications and amputation with subsequent effects […]

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Klimis-Zacas’ research about healing wounds with phenolic extract featured in media

Verve Times, R1 News, ZME Science, AZO Life Sciences, New Atlas, International Business Times,Medical Xpress, ScienMag, SciTech Daily, News Medical, Ruetir, Knowridge Science Report and the American Physiological Society highlighted research conducted by a group led by Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture. The researchers […]

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UMaine officially designated an Age-Friendly University

The University of Maine has achieved full, endorsed membership in the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network. The AFU Global Network, led by Dublin City University, is supported in the United States by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.  The AFU initiative promotes maximizing the intergenerational appeal of higher education programming through a 10-principle framework, […]

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Media feature UMaine muscular dystrophy study

Muscular Dystrophy News Today, Lab+Life Scientist, Science Daily, Latestly, The News Headline, News Azi, Hindustan Times, FOX 22 Bangor, Devdiscourse, The Print, India.com and Today Headline reported on a University of Maine study that shows certain activities may help strengthen muscles affected by muscular dystrophy. The researchers used a process called neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), which […]

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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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AP, News Center Maine highlight UMaine tick research

The Associated Press and News Center Maine reported on research from the University of Maine and Maine Medical Center Research Institute’s Lyme & Vector-Borne Disease Laboratory that shows blacklegged ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease, have been increasing in abundance in a forest in the midcoast region over the last three decades. The Bangor Daily […]

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