Signature and Emerging Areas

Bangor-area participants sought for survey about hospice, end-of-life care

Bangor-area adults are invited to participate in an anonymous online survey about hospice and end-of-life care. The University of Maine Center on Aging, working in partnership with the Collaborative for Hospice and End of Life Care, are conducting the survey to assess needs of adults and caregivers living and working in a 25-mile radius of […]

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Opioid-dependent mothers have reduced social neuropeptide levels, give fewer gentle touches to babies

Mothers being treated for opioid-dependency showed impaired responsiveness and sensitivity to their babies, compared to mothers not dependent on opioids but similar in socioeconomic and lifestyle factors.  The opioid-dependent mothers’ sensitivity deficits were associated with reduced oxytocin (OT) release. OT, which is made in the hypothalamus of the brain, is normally released during mothers’ interactions […]

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Sorg quoted in New York Times article about Jeffrey Epstein’s death

Marcella Sorg, a forensic anthropologist and research professor with the University of Maine Department of Anthropology, Climate Change Institute, and Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, was quoted in the New York Times article “Epstein’s Autopsy ‘Points to Homicide,’ Pathologist Hired by Brother Claims.” In August, the New York City medical examiner’s office said Jeffrey Epstein […]

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Hafez to develop nanocellulose-based system to remove arsenic from drinking water 

Islam Hafez will develop a nanocellulose-based point-of-use purification system that removes arsenic from drinking water. The United States Department of Agriculture awarded the postdoctoral researcher in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine $132,403 for the two-year project. The university is contributing $67,216 toward the project. “I like my work to be […]

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What’s it like on Everest? Find out Nov. 15 from CCI researchers 

Six University of Maine explorers will talk about their experiences participating in the most comprehensive scientific expedition ever conducted on Mount Everest. A free, public panel discussion, “The University of Maine’s Role in the National Geographic and Rolex’s Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mount Everest,” will be held 1:45–2:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the […]

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CUGR, Maine Space Grant Consortium announce undergraduate awards

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) and the Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) have announced the MSGC Undergraduate Fellowship Award recipients for the 2019–2020 academic year. The purpose of the MSGC fellowship and scholarship programs at UMaine is to provide research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace technology, space science, […]

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CUGR announces 2019–2020 academic year fellowship winners

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the recipients of the 2019–2020 Academic Year Research and Creative Activities Fellowships. The fellowships were developed to enhance and increase undergraduate student involvement in faculty-mentored research. Each fellowship provides a $1,100 award for the student to help cover project costs.  Funding for the fellowships […]

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UMaine launches ‘The Maine Question’ podcast

The University of Maine has launched its podcast “The Maine Question.”  Host Ron Lisnet talks with UMaine pioneers, including those who explore backyard gardens, the depths of the oceans, Earth’s highest peaks, or beyond.  They’ll share why they’re passionate about their research and what it means for Maine and the world. In the inaugural episode, […]

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UMaine receives new DOE funding to advance VolturnUS floating offshore platform

The University of Maine’s floating offshore wind technology demonstration project is one of two initiatives that have been awarded U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding. The two projects will share up to a total of $10 million to conduct additional innovation development to reduce offshore wind energy impact and cost.   The funding announcement was made […]

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