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Call for submissions by new Franco-American journal Résonance

Résonance, a new digital, curated Franco-American literary journal that will showcase, distribute and encourage creative works by established and emerging writers, is accepting submissions for its inaugural issue. The journal, which will be published in the University of Maine’s Digital Commons, is intended to provide a literary outlet for the cultural work of Franco-American and […]

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MedicalXpress publishes UMaine release on visual acuity and cognitive function

MedicalXpress carried a University of Maine news release about a study by UMaine researchers on visual acuity and cognitive functioning. The study found that lower visual acuity is linked with lower cognitive function and decline in cognitive functioning over a period of five years, according to the release. Contrary to their hypothesis, the researchers found […]

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Study finds better visual acuity is associated with less decline in cognitive functioning over time

Lower visual acuity is associated with both lower cognitive function and greater declines in cognitive functioning over a five-year period, according to a new University of Maine study. The longitudinal research by Peter Dearborn and co-investigators affiliated with the UMaine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, and the Department of Psychology found lower vision […]

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Thomas quoted in Hakai Magazine article on puffins

Hakai Magazine quoted Andrew Thomas, a professor of oceanography at the University of Maine, in an article on puffins and the challenges they face following reintroduction to the Gulf of Maine. Atlantic puffins were wiped out in the Gulf of Maine in 1887, and reintroduced slowly beginning in the 1970s. But now the birds face […]

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The Maine Edge publishes UMaine release on spruce pale ale project

The Maine Edge carried a University of Maine news release about a partnership between faculty in the School of Forest Resources at UMaine, Black Bear Brewing Company and Marsh Island Brewing to create a pale ale using spruce tips. The brew, named “Green Growth,” is made with tips from Norway spruce trees from UMaine’s Dwight […]

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Explore the beauty, benefits of biodiversity with Dan Perlman at DMC

Taking time to explore nature with an inquisitive mind can be an excellent break from today’s technology-driven lifestyle. Dan Perlman’s seminar, “Nature and natural history through an ecologist’s lens,” will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 29, in Brooke Hall at University of Maine Darling Marine Center, at 193 Clarks Cove Road, Walpole. Perlman, an […]

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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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