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Seven new GSBSE students are incoming this fall

Seven new GSBSE students will be starting this upcoming fall semester. To learn more about each student click on their bio link below: Victoria DeMambro Kayla Gjelsvik Vivin Karthik Monique Mills George Murray Ashley Soucy Caitlin Stieber

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Ambreen Sayed wins best poster presentation at the New Directions in Biology and Disease of Skeletal Muscle conference in New Orleans

Ambreen Sayed attended the 8th biennial meeting of the New Directions in Biology and Disease of Skeletal Muscle Conference, held in new Orleans, LA and organized by H. Lee Sweeney and Elizabeth McNally. The conference highlights current developments in muscle biology, disease, and therapy with presentations by leading international researchers from industry and academia. This was Ambreen’s second […]

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Study finds better visual acuity is associated with less decline in cognitive functioning over time

Lower visual acuity is associated with both lower cognitive function and greater declines in cognitive functioning over a five-year period, according to a new University of Maine study. The longitudinal research by Peter Dearborn and co-investigators affiliated with the UMaine Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, and the Department of Psychology found lower vision […]

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Biochemist, physicist team to see antibacterial TCS deform mitochondria

Grocery shopping can be an illuminating chore for a toxicologist. Julie Gosse, a University of Maine associate professor of molecular and biomedical sciences, has scanned the supermarket aisles for products that contain triclosan (TCS), a synthetic antibacterial agent. Since the ’90s, TCS has been in a slew of consumer products, including facial cleansers, toothpaste, mouthwash […]

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New study finds few clinical trials of blood pressure lowering and cognition are not state-of-the-art

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard for clinical research, including the effects of blood pressure lowering on cognitive functioning. However, clinical trials aiming to improve normal cognitive function and slow the progress of dementia have yielded disappointing results. Statistically significant findings have not been observed in many trials, despite large samples and […]

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Call for 2017-18 Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF) Student Award Applications!

The University of Maine System (UMS) is pleased to announce a request for applications for the 2017-18 Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF) Student Awards Competition. The purpose of the RRF student awards is to provide funding for UMS students (undergraduate or graduate) to work with UMS faculty/staff on research projects that will enable researchers from all disciplines […]

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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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