Research

Daily Mail cites UMaine study in articles on pet foxes, bonding with cats

A study published by University of Maine researchers in 2011 was cited in Daily Mail articles on breeding foxes to be less aggressive and forming emotional bonds with cats. A 60-year study in Russia has been experimenting with breeding foxes to develop tame and aggressive breeds, the former of which could be suitable as pets. […]

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Cooperative Extension hosts North American blueberry conference

More than 74 participants from 13 states and three other countries — Norway, Canada and New Zealand — are expected at the University of Maine Aug. 12-15 for the North American Blueberry Research and Extension Workers Conference. This is the second time that this national conference has been held in Maine; the first was in […]

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Transportation Center, rapidly deployable bridge system celebrated

Plans for the highly competitive $14.2 million, five-year grant recently awarded to the University of Maine to establish a University Transportation Center were the focus of a media event Aug. 8, led by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt and Advanced Structures and Composites Center Executive […]

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AP reports Townsend awarded $1M grant for adult brain research

The Associated Press reported Kristy Townsend, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Maine, was awarded a $1 million grant by the National Science Foundation for research on the adult brain. Townsend’s five-year study will investigate the creation of new nerve cells in adult brains, and engage students in the field of biomedicine, […]

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Yang co-lead author of paper on toughening graphene, media report

Yingchao Yang, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is a co-lead author of the paper, “Toughening Graphene by Integrating Carbon Nanotubes,” according to a release from Rice University. Yang worked with a team of researchers from Rice University, Brown University and others to test fracture-resistant rebar graphene, which was developed at Rice in 2014. Graphene […]

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Fishermen’s Voice interviews Stoll about recent lobster trade study

Fishermen’s Voice interviewed Joshua Stoll, an assistant research professor with the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, for an article about Stoll’s recent research on lobster trade. The study maps global trade routes for lobster and analyzes their effects on the relation between those who […]

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New publication about bees and their New England habitats available

Researchers in the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station and their colleagues from neighboring institutions published a report called “Bees and Their Habitats in Four New England States” this summer. The report includes previously unpublished information and a synthesis of literature relevant to Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The report also offers recommendations for […]

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Public invited to SEA Fellows Symposium on Aug. 7 at DMC

Students, researchers, fishermen, aquaculture entrepreneurs and other marine professionals will gather at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center 2-4:30 p.m. Aug. 7 for the third annual SEA Fellows Symposium. UMaine and University of Maine at Machias President Joan Ferrini-Mundy will welcome participants to the student-centered symposium at 2 p.m. in Brooke Hall on the […]

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