WVII interviews Kim about flu virus research

WVII (Channel 7) interviewed Carol Kim, a professor of microbiology at the University of Maine, about her research on the immune response to the influenza virus using zebrafish. A team of UMaine researchers received a grant for more than $400,000 from the National Institutes of Health for the research. The team’s goal is to develop […]

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UMaine researchers receive NIH grant to study flu virus, AP reports

The Associated Press reported a team of researchers at the University of Maine received a grant for more than $430,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study immune system responses to the influenza virus. The research will be used to develop new treatments for the flu, following the worst flu season in Maine in […]

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Gosse interviewed for Healthline article on triclosan

Healthline interviewed Julie Gosse, an associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Maine, for an article on triclosan and its effects on health. Triclosan is an antibacterial ingredient commonly occurring in cosmetics, clothing, kitchenware and other products. The FDA has banned it from some soaps and body washes, since the ingredient is not effective […]

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MedicalXpress publishes UMaine release on regenerative tissue database

MedicalXpress carried a University of Maine news release about a new database for regenerative tissue capabilities in animals, created by researchers at UMaine and the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor. The Comparative Models of Regeneration Database, or RegenDbase, can be used by researchers to compare gene expression patterns between animals with different regeneration capacities. […]

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Cooperative Extension lab

Open house for the new UMaine Extension Diagnostic and Research Lab June 22

An open house for the new University of Maine Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22. The facility at 17 Godfrey Drive in Orono is the new home of UMaine Extension’s Veterinary Diagnostics Lab, including the Aquatic Animal Health Lab, and the Pest Management Unit […]

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Transportation infrastructure

UMaine wins $14.2M DOT award to form Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has selected the University of Maine to lead the creation of a highly competitive University Transportation Center (UTC) called the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC). TIDC aims to save taxpayer dollars by extending the life of transportation assets, including bridges, roads and rail. The DOT will provide as […]

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Coral reef

Rising sea level a growing threat to coral

Many coral reefs will be unable to grow fast enough to keep up with rising sea levels, exposing tropical coastlines to increased risk of erosion and flooding, according to new research by an international team of scientists. The research team, led by scientists from the University of Exeter and including University of Maine oceanographer Robert […]

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