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UMaine Researcher Finds Vitamin-Based Treatment Could Counter Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms

Boosting the activity of a vitamin-sensitive cell adhesion pathway has the potential to counteract the muscle degeneration and reduced mobility caused by muscular dystrophies, according to a research team led by scientists at the University of Maine. The discovery, published in the open access journal PLOS Biology, is particularly important for congenital muscular dystrophies, which […]

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Earth Scientist Gerbi Named Kavli Fellow

University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Sciences associate professor Christopher Gerbi has been selected a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. He participated in the 2012 Chinese-American Symposium, which was held Oct. 12–14 in Irvine, Calif., and will serve as an organizer of the 2014 Chinese-American Symposium to be held in […]

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UMaine Center in Partnership to Gather Deepwater Offshore Hub Height Wind Measurements in the Gulf of Maine

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, NRG Systems, Inc., AWS Truepower LLC, UMaine’s Physical Oceanography Group, and Leosphere SAS have established a research and development partnership to gather deepwater hub-height wind measurements in the Gulf of Maine. UMaine will design and build a floating system to house a modified WINDCUBE v2 Offshore […]

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Graduate Student Wins Video Competition

Bess Koffman, a University of Maine Ph.D. student who works with Karl Kreutz, a UMaine professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Climate Change Institute, recently won the “Lights, Camera, Science” student video contest sponsored by the American Geophysical Union. Koffman and Thomas Bauska of Oregon State, who made the 4 […]

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Being There: North Atlantic Bloom Experiment

Spring in the North Atlantic is formidable. Storm-lashed, frigid, gray. The subpolar region is so tumultuous that ever-vigilant space satellites often can’t penetrate the almost perpetual cloud cover, unable to provide a clear view of one of the most important life-sustaining events on the planet — the spring phytoplankton bloom. That means if researchers ever […]

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UMaine Economist Wins Receives International Award

Kathleen P. Bell, an associate professor in the School of Economics, has received an international Sören Wibe Prize from the Swedish Journal of Forest Economics for an article she coauthored in 2011 on evaluating programs designed to protect forests from the invasive forest pest hemlock woolly adelgid. Bell and coauthors Thomas P. Holmes, a U.S. […]

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UMaine Student to Speak About Financial Fitness

University of Maine graduate student Sarah Morehead will be the keynote speaker at a Sept. 22 event for men and women interested in learning more about money and how it affects their lives. “Fall Into Financial Fitness” will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Eastport Hall on the Bangor campus of the […]

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On the Hunt for Deep-sea Corals

Editors Note: UMaine marine scientist Rhian Waller is currently on an National Geographic and National Science Foundation funded expedition in the fjords around Chile, where she is studying the reproductive ecology of deep-sea corals and links to climate change and fishing pressures. National Geographic is following along with the expedition on its News Watch website. Waller […]

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Economist Participating in Energy Study Tour in Canada

A University of Maine researcher who specializes in the economics of energy, light-duty transportation, greenhouse gas emissions and alternative fuels is heading to Alberta, Canada, Aug. 28-30 to participate in a tour of the Canadian oil sands region, which contains one of the largest proven oil reserves in the world second only to Saudi Arabia. […]

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Tracking Tidal Marsh Birds

UMaine graduate student Kate Ruskin and several fellow students spent the summer working in Scarborough, Maine, under the direction of Brian Olsen, an assistant professor in UMaine’s School of Biology and Ecology who is researching Maine’s tidal marsh birds. The students captured birds and tracked nests to help explain how new species are formed and […]

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