Medicine

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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Photo of Clarrisa Henry at a computer monitor and Graduate student Elisabeth Kilroy looking into a microscope in the Hitchner Lab

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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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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