Borkum study links brain energy deficits to migraine susceptibility 

Individuals who experience migraines are prone to a brain energy deficit between attacks, whether through increased demand or inadequate energy production according to a new analysis which finds that an energy impairment may cause brain oxidative stress, triggering a migraine as a protective response.  This analysis sheds light on why migraines occur and helps explain […]

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DeSisto discusses production of alternative disinfectant with BDN

William DeSisto, a University of Maine professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, talked with the Bangor Daily News about his efforts to sustainability produce a cost-efficient alternative disinfectant to alcohol-based hand sanitizer. U.S. News and World Report shared the BDN story in a roundup of pandemic-related news from each state. Clean Link also reported on […]

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UMaine researchers develop innovative AR smartphone app for nursing lesson

University of Maine researchers developed an augmented reality smartphone app for teaching nursing students an interactive lesson about heart failure.  The app displays a floating, animated heart model onto the smartphone screen, which is imposed onto the video feed from the camera. A heart failure lesson is embedded into the app and offers 45 swipeable […]

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Media advance School of Nursing workforce diversification effort

Mainebiz, the Bangor Daily News, WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) and the Penobscot Bay Pilot shared a news release about the University of Maine School of Nursing working with Northern Light Health and Morgan State University to increase diversity in Maine’s nursing workforce. The project earned them a $1.7 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services […]

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Overdose report Sorg compiled cited by WAGM

A report compiled by Marcella Sorg, a University of Maine research professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, was cited by WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) in its “Intervention Aroostook” segment. According to the report, as cited in the story, there were 132 overdose deaths in the state in the second quarter last […]

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