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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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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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