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Lobster research

UMaine researchers find rising ocean temperatures, acidification worsen immune response, physiology in lobsters  

Rising ocean temperatures and acidification, which results from decreasing pH levels, can increase adolescent lobsters’ vulnerability to disease and impact their physiology, according to University of Maine scientists. Amalia Harrington studied the individual and combined effects of increased ocean acidification and warmth on adolescent, female American lobsters as a postdoctoral researcher at UMaine. Faculty from […]

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Floating wind turbine

Diamond Offshore Wind, RWE Renewables join the University of Maine to lead development of Maine floating offshore wind demonstration project

The University of Maine will collaborate with New England Aqua Ventus, LLC (NEAV), a joint venture between Diamond Offshore Wind, a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation, and RWE Renewables, the second largest company in offshore wind globally, to develop UMaine’s floating offshore wind technology demonstration project off the coast of Maine. As the developer, NEAV […]

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New task force seeking community input on renaming Little Hall

A new 12-member task force has been appointed by University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy to make recommendations on the renaming of UMaine’s Little Hall. A website has been created to collect community input for consideration by the C.C. Little Hall Name Task Force. The site, with an online submission form, is taking suggestions, recommendations […]

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X-ray of hand

Talbot helps ID muscle gene that, when altered, causes joint disease

Jared Talbot is part of a 32-member international research team that identified a gene that, when altered, can cause bent fingers and toes, clubfoot, scoliosis, and short stature.  The team discovered that partial loss of the protein coding gene MYLPF (myosin light chain, phosphorylatable, fast skeletal muscle) results in a disorder called distal arthrogryposis (DA) […]

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Wild blueberries

Study finds wild blueberry extracts influence blood vessel formation

When the human body sustains injury, cells spring into action. New blood vessels emerge through a process called angiogenesis, and cells migrate in a coordinated campaign of healing. The ability to control these mechanisms has the potential to advance therapies ranging from cancer to wound treatment. Polyphenols, a type of bioactive compounds that naturally occurs […]

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Girls Engineer Maine (GEM) receives funding to recruit women engineers

Girls Engineer Maine (GEM), a program in the University of Maine College of Engineering, has been awarded a three-year, more than $93,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to continue to help build the pipeline for engineering workforce development in Maine.  Proposed project activities include a three-and-a-half-day summer residency at UMaine […]

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Maine Landscape

Mitchell Center to assess equity of Maine’s climate strategies

Sustainability experts from the University of Maine will advise a governor’s council on how efforts to combat climate change could support historically underrepresented populations in the state. The Maine Climate Council tapped the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions to assist with its efforts to improve equity outcomes of the state Climate Action […]

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