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UMaine dietetics students feed lawmakers minds

Graduate students in the University of Maine’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Program and Dietetic Internship took their expertise to Augusta this winter to help Maine’s legislators make informed decisions regarding nutrition policy. Emily Duran-Frontera, Anna Wright, Elizabeth Kowash, and Mackenzie Clapp culminated the communication effort by helping to host the Maine Academy of Nutrition […]

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New York exhibition includes innovative device that got its start at UMaine

AFARI, a three-wheeled outdoor mobility device developed at the University of Maine and now manufactured by a Maine-based company, is one of more than 70 innovative designs in the “Access+Ability” exhibition on display through Sept. 3 at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. From low-tech products that assist with daily routines to […]

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MDI Biological Lab, UMaine research could lead to new therapies for diabetics

A new study conducted by researchers at MDI Biological Laboratory and the University of Maine could lead to new therapies for people with diabetes. The research, led by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Sandra Rieger, has demonstrated that an enzyme she had previously identified as playing a role in peripheral neuropathy induced by cancer chemotherapy also […]

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Walker speaks with WVII about increasing enrollment to meet nurse shortage

Mary Walker, director of the University of Maine School of Nursing, was interviewed by WVII (Channel 7) about increasing enrollment to meet the state’s growing nurse shortage. “Maine is experiencing a shortfall in nurses that is going to deepen across the next five years until there are about 3,200 nurses short of what we need […]

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Maine Public reports on UMaine research that links flu, muscle damage

Maine Public reported University of Maine researchers say they have uncovered another reason to get a flu shot — especially for those with muscle disorders. Michelle Goody, an assistant research professor in the School of Biology and Ecology, spearheaded the research project while earning her Ph.D. in biomedical science at UMaine. Clarissa Henry, an associate […]

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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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