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Improved screening for hypertension needed, according to Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study investigators

High blood pressure, a significant risk factor for kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, retinopathy and dementia, has been labeled the silent killer. Early detection and treatment are essential to slow or prevent the adverse consequences of untreated hypertension.   Consequently, the practice of “opportunistic” blood pressure (BP) measurement has become commonplace in visits to primary care […]

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Bee visitation study supports Maine’s wild blueberry industry 

According to a new University of Maine study, a natural way to support Maine’s wild blueberry industry is to cultivate plants popular with bees such as butterfly weed, starflower, summer sweet, sweet clover and swamp rose. Recent declines in wild native bee populations have garnered global attention, particularly in Maine where blueberry growers depend on […]

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UMaine students build website with outdoor resources for teachers

Students in the University of Maine’s outdoor leadership program have created a website that K–12 teachers can use to plan outdoor lessons and activities. The site features videos, quizzes, slideshows and other resources produced by UMaine students on topics ranging from mountain biking and wilderness survival to outdoor ethics issues, such as planning trips that […]

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New certificate in research, innovation and strategy offers students experiential learning opportunities 

University of Maine students can now obtain an interdisciplinary credential designed to help meet the needs of 21st-century employers. The Certificate in Research Innovation and Strategy (CRIS) was developed as part of UMaine’s Experiential Program Innovation Central (EPIC), which fosters collaboration among UMaine research and experiential learning centers.  Four pathways for the College of Engineering […]

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UMaine launches graduate program in data science and engineering

The University of Maine will offer a new graduate program for aspiring and practicing data science and engineering professionals starting in spring 2021. The first-of-its-kind in Maine DSE program, which draws upon faculty and courses from across UMaine and other University of Maine System campuses, is designed to accommodate students from a wide range of […]

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