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Aquaculture toolkit

Youth invited to explore ocean with EPSCoR, UMaine Extension toolkit

Got twine? How about clothespins? Glue sticks? Coffee filters? Cotton balls? University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H and Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine do. They’ve also got dried seaweed, globes, kickballs and fish puzzles. They’ve packed these and other items in toolkits​ — called Exploring Marine Science and Aquaculture (Grades K–2) — that […]

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Migraine attacks: the brain’s natural neural defense system

What we experience as painful migraine attacks, with their severe headaches, nausea, extreme sensitivity to light and sound and occasional visual disturbances, may actually be our body’s natural way of protecting and repairing itself as a response to oxidative threats to the brain, according to new research at the University of Maine. The new theory […]

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Financial markets

The human costs of financial crises: linking market sentiment to human capital loss

Global financial crises and the severe economic hardships they impose on millions of people worldwide can sometimes lead to violent and fatal outcomes, according to a new study from the University of Maine. The research, which links periods of economic turmoil to increased rates of suicide and murder-suicide, illuminates the often overlooked and understudied loss […]

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Nayak, Beal aim to bolster seaweed, blue mussel production

Editor’s note: story updated Nov. 3 Aquaculture companies in Maine are at the forefront of efforts to culture high-quality seafood products. While the industry has grown in the last five years, those seeking to further expand face serious challenges. Two awards from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will support research projects designed to overcome […]

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Michelle Goody and Clarissa Henry

Goody finds flu ravages muscles of zebrafish with muscular dystrophy

This time of year, doctors often recommend flu shots for people who are young, old, pregnant or immunocompromised. Michelle Goody suggests adding people with muscular dystrophy to the list. After the University of Maine research assistant professor injected the flu virus into the bloodstream of zebrafish with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), damage to their muscles […]

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UMaine to present TV host Bill Green in conversation with NPR’s Brian Naylor

Popular Maine television personality and UMaine alumnus, Bill Green, will be the featured guest of the inaugural Framing Maine conversation series at the University of Maine on Nov. 9. The 6:30 p.m. event, “Framing Maine: A Conversation with Bill Green,” will take place in Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Hall. Tickets are required for […]

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‘Defiant Requiem’ film screening and concert by the Silver Duo, Oct. 29

UMaine will host a screening of the award-winning holocaust documentary “Defiant Requiem,” followed by a concert by the Silver Duo featuring music composed by concentration camp prisoners. The screening and concert will take place at 1 p.m., Oct. 29 in Minsky Recital Hall, and is free and open to the public. “Defiant Requiem” tells the […]

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