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New study finds Med diet found to lower blood pressure in older adults in U.S.

Eating a diet similar to the Mediterranean diet is associated with lower blood pressure among U.S. adults, according to a study by University of Maine and the University of South Australia researchers. The study, conducted by researchers Fayeza Ahmed, Benjamin Guenther and Merrill Elias at UMaine, and Alexandra Wade and Karen Murphy at the University […]

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Regan, Soucy receive top honors at 2020 UMaine Student Symposium

Daniel Regan, GSBSE PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering, was awarded the Dr. Susan J. Hunter Presidential Research Impact Award for the top Graduate Presentation overall at the 2020 UMaine Student Symposium held virtually on October 2nd, 2020. He was additionally selected as the top graduate presenter in the category of Engineering and Information Sciences. His […]

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Two affiliated GSBSE faculty, Drs. Maginnis & May, to present in “MSF Pop-up event: Science on Tap hits the road”

Drs. Melissa Maginnis, Assistant Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maine, and Meghan May, Associate Professor in Microbiology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of New England College of Medicine, will present in the next installment of the popular “Science on Tap” series […]

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Dr. Aric Rogers receives R01 and publishes three papers

Dr. Aric Rogers, Assistant Professor at the MDI Biological Laboratory and affiliated faculty at the GSBSE, recently received a $1,867,500 R01 grant from NIA/NIGMS. Additionally, he published three papers in 2019: Lan J, Rollins JA, Zang X, Wu D, Zou L, Wang Z, Ye C, Wu Z, Kapahi P*, Rogers AN*, Chen D* (2019). Translational Regulation […]

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Two GSBSE Biomedical Science PhDs co-authors on GSBSE Faculty Paper

Jesse Rochester and Sarah Holbrook in the Updike Lab at MDI Biological Laboratory and the Burgess Lab at the Jackson Laboratory, respectively, were featured as co-authors in a recent publication titled “Germline Maintenance Through the Multifaceted Activities of GLH/Vasa in Caenorhabditis elegans P Granules” in the latest publication of the journal Genetics. Sarah Holbrook’s contribution […]

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UMaine researchers defend scientific contributions of two misrepresented pioneers in hypertension

Misquotations and quotations made without historical context unfairly paint two pioneers in hypertension investigators as flawed in their thinking, according to two University of Maine researchers. Merrill Elias, emeritus professor of psychology and emeritus cooperating professor in the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, and Amanda Goodell, research associate in psychology, have published a […]

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Dr. Elias appointed to the Board of Editors of the American Journal of Hypertension

Merrill F Elias, Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Emeritus Cooperating Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, has just been appointed to the Board of Editors of the American Journal of Hypertension (high blood pressure).   He presently also serves on the Board of Editors Hypertension and the Journal of Clinical Medicine.  He has served […]

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