Medicine

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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Graduate School waives program application fees for Maine nurses, educators

The University of Maine Graduate School is waiving application fees for Maine nurses and educators seeking to enroll in a graduate program with the School of Nursing, and College of Education and Human Development, respectively.  Fee waivers are available until June 30 for any upcoming term.  Prospective students in nursing can use the waiver when […]

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Free psychosis detection webinar offered by UMaine Rural Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care Training Program on April 1

The University of Maine Rural Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care (RIBHPC) Training Program will offer a free, live webinar about early detection of psychosis from 10:30 a.m.–noon on Friday, April 1.   The webinar is: “Screening for Early Emerging Mental Experiences (SEE ME): A model for early detection of psychosis within integrated primary care.” Despite […]

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UMaine Intermedia Arts and Humanities in Medicine graduate certificate program accepting applications

The University of Maine Intermedia Arts and Humanities in Medicine graduate certificate program is accepting applications for fall 2022. The program, offered in partnership with Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, brings together arts and humanities graduate students with medical practitioners to explore approaches to health and well-being. The 15-credit program, designed to be completed […]

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Institute of Medicine to hold seminar on air pollution during pregnancy March 25

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine will host a free webinar, “Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy and Maternal/Child Health,” from noon–1 p.m. on March 25. The webinar will feature Abby Fleisch, associate professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine, attending physician of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes at Maine Medical Center and researcher […]

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Media boosts UMaine psychosis webinar

Centralmaine.com and the Sun Journal shared information about a free, live webinar about early detection of psychosis hosted by the University of Maine Rural Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care Training Program, from 10:30 a.m.–noon on April 1. A certificate of attendance will be provided to participants. Register here.

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Media reports on UMaine study about drug treatments for fungal pathogens

The Bangor Daily News, Lab Roots, Daily Bulldog, Medical Xpress, News Azi, News Medical, Cystic Fibrosis News Today and RT Magazine reported on a UMaine study that found pathogens don’t always work against drug treatments. Sometimes, they can strengthen them. The researchers found that a pathogen called Pseudomonas aeruginosa works with a drug called fluconazole to […]

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UMaine study shows pathogen and drug work together to fight fungal lung infection

Pathogens don’t always work against drug treatments. Sometimes, they can strengthen them, according to a new University of Maine study.  Diseases caused by a combination of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites — also known as polymicrobial infections — are challenging to treat because scientists don’t fully understand how pathogens interact during infection and how these […]

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Pandemic mental health impacts on adolescents quantified in new UMaine study

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an isolating and lonely time for almost everyone. For adolescents especially, the loneliness accompanied by pandemic-related school closures and the like has led to an increase in mental health issues like depression and self-destructive behavior, according to a University of Maine-led study.  The study, published in the Journal of Clinical […]

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