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UMaine provides expert witnesses for state gene-editing advisory panel

Andrew Holmes, the institutional biosafety officer for the R1 University of Maine, was an expert witness this week for a statewide advisory group created by the Maine Legislature to consider gene-editing. Holmes provided the panel an overview of the regulatory structure for gene-editing in the natural world. Holmes is just the latest UMaine technical expert […]

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Andre Khalil’s research uses imaging techniques to transcend disciplines

Andre Khalil’s Computational Modeling, Analysis of Imagery and Numerical Experiments (CompuMAINE) lab has used image analysis techniques to solve a range of problems at every scale, from cancer cells to galaxies. And he has only scratched the surface of its potential.  Since 2008, over $1 million in funding has supported CompuMAINE research using image analysis […]

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MBS’ Percival Carter, Welcomer awarded $292K Small Business Administration grant for BARD program

Editors note: story updated Sept. 22, 2022. The Business, Agriculture, and Rural Development (BARD) technical assistance training program in the Maine Business School at the University of Maine has received a $292,000 award from the Small Business Administration that was requested by Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King through the FY22 Congressionally Directed Spending process, known […]

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Annual college guides place UMaine, UMaine Machias among top performers nationwide

Multiple college guides have once again placed the University of Maine and its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias, among the best higher education institutions nationwide in their latest editions.  The U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Colleges rankings featured UMaine in its list for top National Universities — those producing groundbreaking […]

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UMaine Marine Sciences student Cole Roxbury with kelp at the Darling Marine Center. Photo by Adam St. Gelais.

UMaine researchers look into how to make kelp aquaculture a better carbon sink

Cost-effective carbon dioxide removal technologies play a key role in combating climate change. A team of researchers at the University of Maine in collaboration with Conscience Bay Research have developed a kelp aquaculture model for the Gulf of Maine that maximizes carbon sequestration and cost effectiveness of this natural carbon sink. Wild macroalgae is one […]

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Holden student to enter UMaine with 64 Early College credits

“It’s not going to be easy, but it’s going to be worth it.” This is the best advice 17-year-old Brady Barker of Holden has ever received and he stands by it, especially as it applies to his experience in the University of Maine’s Early College program.  Barker started taking Early College classes as a first-year […]

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Canadian-American Center earns $1.55 million to preserve, add programs as National Resource Center on Canada

The Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine received two grants from the Department of Education totaling $1.55 million to continue offering programs, and incorporate new ones, as a National Resource Center on Canada.  The Canadian-American Center is the lead institution for the Northeast National Resource Center on Canada, which also includes the State University […]

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