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Goody finds flu ravages muscles of zebrafish with muscular dystrophy

This time of year, doctors often recommend flu shots for people who are young, old, pregnant or immunocompromised. Michelle Goody suggests adding people with muscular dystrophy to the list. After the University of Maine research assistant professor injected the flu virus into the bloodstream of zebrafish with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), damage to their muscles […]

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DMC director Heather Leslie shares vision for UMaine’s marine lab

WALPOLE, Maine — Heather Leslie recently spoke with communications intern Aliya Uteuova about her first two years as director of the Darling Marine Center (DMC), the University of Maine marine laboratory in Walpole. Leslie talks about the DMC’s first-ever strategic plan; promising collaborations with industry and community groups; projects to benefit Mainers, businesses and ocean […]

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Drew Brooks: Microbiology, music double major on track for medical school

Drew Brooks, a microbiology and music double major from Lyman, Maine, came to the University of Maine with a goal of becoming a medical doctor. As a sophomore, Brooks already has been accepted to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Born of a partnership between Tufts and Maine Medical Center (MMC) […]

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The Atlantic sturgeon’s sojourn

Atlantic sturgeon that summer in Maine’s Penobscot River estuary can be found in the fall and winter in waters as far away as Nova Scotia and New York City, according to a seven-year University of Maine study of the fish that is one of the planet’s living fossils. Results of the study are helping identify […]

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Reading the genetic signature of the sea scallop

Scallops are one of the most profitable fisheries in Maine, with a statewide value of nearly $7 million in 2016. The scallop fishery is also one of the most local, with small “day boats” staying close to shore. Landings (and populations) have fluctuated over the years, with the latest peaks in the mid-1980s and 1990s. […]

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First-year students take the plunge at marine sciences boot camp

Boot Camp 2017 marked the fifth year of a popular three-day orientation program for first-year students in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. Thirty first-year marine science students spent time in, on and under the water with faculty and staff who will be their instructors at UMaine. Held the week before the beginning […]

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Former UMaine Libra Professor Jeffrey C. Hall named Nobel Prize winner

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded on Oct. 2 to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. Beginning in 2004, Hall was an adjunct professor at UMaine. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Libra Professor of Neurogenetics. […]

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Longcore receives AAAS Golden Goose Award for impactful research

On Oct. 13, 1997, Joyce Longcore picked up a flask of fluid sitting on the table next to her microscope. The flask was full of a mysterious type of a microscopic fungus from a group called Chytridiomycota (chytrids). This particular fungus, extracted from the skin of a dead frog, was sent to her by pathologists […]

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SEA Fellows share research about lobster shell strength, scallop farming

More than 70 students, researchers, fishermen, aquaculture entrepreneurs and other marine professionals recently gathered at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center for the 2nd annual SEA Fellows Summer Science Symposium. Undergraduate students from across Maine — including UMaine, the University of Maine at Machias and Colby College — shared their research on topics ranging […]

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