Research

Phys.org publishes UMaine release on loss of native plants in MDI

Phys.org published a University of Maine news release about research by Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, a UMaine postdoctoral researcher, showing that areas across the Northeast have lost an average of one-fourth of their local plant biodiversity in the last 50 to 150 years. McDonough MacKenzie and her research team compared 19th century botanical records from Mount […]

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UMaine researchers studying fall risk mitigation with seniors at Orono Commons

Researchers from the University of Maine are working with residents of the Orono Commons nursing home to evaluate the potential for group exercise to reduce fall risk and improve balance in a senior population. Christopher Nightingale, assistant professor of physical education and athletic training, and Jennifer McNulty, lecturer in health education and lifespan, are leading […]

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News Center Maine speaks with Pendse about wood-based biofuel manufacturing

News Center Maine spoke with Hemant Pendse, director of the University of Maine Forest Bioproducts Research Institute and a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, about a process that converts sawdust, wood pulp or any other wood biomass into crude oil. The FBRI, located in Old Town, operates a fee-for-service pilot plant where new startups […]

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Bailey West

Bailey West: Biochemistry major to study in Ireland as Mitchell Peace Scholar

Bailey West, a biochemistry major at the University of Maine, has been awarded a George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship and will study abroad in Ireland for a semester as part of the student exchange program. The competitive merit-based scholarship is made possible by an agreement between Maine and Ireland for a student exchange at the […]

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Drisanna Watson

Drisanna Watson earns Native American Research Internship in Utah

Drisanna Watson will begin her Native American Research Internship (NARI) at the University of Utah a couple of weeks after wrapping up her 19-credit spring semester at the University of Maine. The 10-week paid summer experience supports academic, career and personal development of Native American students interested in health science careers. A goal is to […]

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Maine INBRE program renewed for five years

MDI Biological Laboratory has received an award of nearly $18 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, an institute of the National Institutes of Health, to renew a program focused strengthening biomedical research and research training in Maine. The grant will fund the 18-year-old Maine INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) […]

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Undergraduate research training session to be offered June 12

The University of Maine Office of Research Compliance will hold a Responsible Conduct of Research training 1–4:30 p.m. June 12 in Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall. The session is for undergraduate students participating in research sponsored by NSF, NIH and/or USDA-NIFA. More information and a registration link are online. Registration is required by June 5.

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