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Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study investigators publish three new studies with implications for blood pressure measurement and control of diabetes mellitus.

Overview University of Maine investigators in the Laboratory of Epidemiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Aging and Neuropsychology, Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (GSBSE), published three new studies on blood pressure and diabetes. The laboratory employs data from the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS), a 35-year study of relations between cardiovascular disease and cognitive function (https://umaine.edu/psychology/faculty/merrill-f-elias/msls-description/).   […]

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GSBSE Faculty Member Alan Rosenwasser Presents at National Meeting

Alan Rosenwasser, Ph.D., GSBSE faculty member and psychology professor at the University of Maine, co-organized a symposium entitled “Investigating the Bidirectional Relationship Between Alcohol and Circadian Clocks”. Dr. Rosenwasser presented this symposium at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in Denver, CO this past June. Additionally, Dr. Rosenwasser gave a talk at […]

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GSBSE Students, Faculty, and Staff Win Awards at Annual Meeting

  Students, Faculty, and Staff won awards for best talks, poster presentations, and service to the university,  at the 2017 GSBSE annual meeting held at the University of Maine on September 8th and 9th. The winners for 2017 were: Poster Awards 1st Place: Carolina Figueroa 2nd Place: Nick Carter 3rd Place Elisabeth Kilroy Oral Awards […]

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GSBSE Faculty Member Lucy Liaw Awarded 11 Million Dollar NIH COBRE Grant

Lucy Liaw, Ph.D., GSBSE faculty member and professor at Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) received a 11 million dollar COBRE grant from the National Health Institute (NIH) to establish a multidisciplinary research center focused on human metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. The grant will also fund 4 junior investigators for 4 years, […]

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GSBSE Faculty Member Catherine Kaczorowski Awarded 5 Million Dollar NIH Grant

Catherine Kaczorowski, Ph.D., assistant professor at Jackson Laboratory (JAX) received over 5 million dollars from the National Health Institute (NIH) to study the effects of genetic factors that provide cognitive resilience in people with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease. This research could lead to  new treatments for this deadly disease. Grant source: National Institute […]

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GSBSE Faculty Member Aric Rogers Awarded NIH Grant to Study Aging

Aric Rogers, Ph.D., GSBSE faculty member and assistant professor at MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL), received an R21 grant from the National Health Institute (National Institute on Aging) to study the effects of aging. The project will investigate the genetic mechanisms underlying increased cellular maintenance and longevity under dietary restriction. In technical terms, this project will […]

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University of Maine Awarded NSF Grant to Purchase LightSheet Microscope

The University of Maine was awarded a NSF MRI to acquire a Leica TCS SP8 Digital LightSheet microscope. The LightSheet microscope is superior for imaging living organisms because the low light illumination and high-speed image acquisition facilitate long-term live imaging. LightSheet microscopy also illuminates specimens from both sides which allows visualization and rendering of larger […]

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GSBSE Flex Squad Raises Over $1,000 To Fight Muscular Dystrophy

The GSBSE Flex Squad raised over $1,000 dollars at the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) muscle walk on September 16th in Bangor, ME to help fight Muscular Dystrophy. This was the 2nd year the GSBSE Flex Squad participated in a MDA muscle walk. The GSBSE Flex Squad is always looking for more members! Learn more […]

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GSBSE Faculty Member Sam Hess Publishes Microscopy Paper

Sam Hess, Ph.D., GSBSE faculty member and associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has recently published an original research paper in the peer reviewed Biophysical Journal.  The paper examines the role probe photophysics in localization-based superresolution microscopy. Source: Francesca Pennacchietti, Travis J. Gould, and Samuel T. Hess. “The Role of Probe Photophysics […]

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