Research

Sandra Caron selected 2019 Distinguished Maine Professor

Sandra Caron is the recipient of the University of Maine Alumni Association’s 2019 Distinguished Maine Professor Award that recognizes the highest qualities of teaching, research and public service. The UMaine professor of family relations and human sexuality is a “triple threat,” says Timothy Reagan, dean of the College of Education and Human Development. In addition […]

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In Sweden, Waller shares in-depth knowledge of cold-water corals

Rhian Waller’s front yard is a 660-foot-deep fjord. The long, narrow sea inlet nestled between cliffs in Tjärnö, Sweden is home to a host of marine species, including seabirds and harbor seals. And corals. Until January 2020, the fjords also will be areas of exploration for Waller, a University of Maine marine scientist based at […]

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Improving health care focus of partnerships with St. Joseph, UMF, UMM, Dartmouth

The University of Maine is leading multi-institution efforts to provide physicians with tools to help aging people avoid falls and to detect biomarkers associated with pancreatic cancer. Directed by UMaine engineering professor John Vetelino, researchers at UMaine, the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Maine at Machias are collaborating with St. Joseph […]

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New study finds blue mussels resilient to ocean acidification

Blue mussels, the predominant species used in aquaculture in Maine, may be more resilient than other cultivated species to the increased seawater acidity and storms predicted to hit the Gulf of Maine as a consequence of climate change, according to a University of Maine research team. A study led by Tim Bowden, an associate professor […]

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Botanists, with help from Thoreau, find climate change puts spring wildflowers in the shade

Spring wildflowers may face challenges in a warming climate. That’s according to researchers who combined their findings with historical observations collected by philosopher and author Henry David Thoreau. Conservation biologists Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie of the University of Maine and Richard Primack of Boston University presented Thoreau’s scientific observations from the 1850s in Concord, Massachusetts to […]

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Four MIRTA teams to showcase discoveries Feb. 5

Four discoveries will be showcased by University of Maine faculty-led teams from the Maine Innovation, Research and Technology Accelerator (MIRTA) beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Foster Center for Student Innovation on campus. The four MIRTA projects are: A nanocellulose composite orthopedic implant that promotes the growth of strong natural bone while safely […]

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Abedi recent guest on Maine Public’s ‘Maine Calling’

Ali Abedi, assistant vice president for research and director of the Center for Undergraduate Research at the University of Maine and professor of electrical and computer engineering, was a recent guest on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The show’s topic was new, space-focused businesses in Maine and the state’s role in space innovation, as […]

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Medical Xpress publishes UMaine release on cardiometabolic health research

Medical Xpress published a University of Maine news release about a study on the association between consumption of yogurt and other dairy foods and a healthier cardiometabolic profile. The study was led by UMaine researchers Georgina Crichton, Olivia Bogucki and Merrill Elias. The researchers found that study participants who reported eating more yogurt regularly also […]

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Study finds yogurt, other dairy foods associated with better cardiometabolic health

The consumption of yogurt and other dairy foods is associated with healthier dietary habits and cardiometabolic profile, according to a new study by University of Maine researchers. The study by Georgina Crichton, Olivia Bogucki and Merrill Elias published in the International Dairy Journal explored the relationships among yogurt and other dairy foods, and dietary patterns, […]

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Media report on new School of Economics, Maine Brewers’ Guild study

The Bangor Daily News, Craft Brewing Business, WABI (Channel 5) and Brewbound reported on a new study released Jan. 16 by the Maine Brewers’ Guild and Andrew Crawley, an assistant professor in the University of Maine School of Economics. Breweries and related activities by their suppliers and employees contributed a total of $260.4 million to the Maine […]

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