An Alfond grant will accelerate Husson tech-and-innovation programs

Husson University said it received a $2.2 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation that will accelerate the implementation of programs for the new School of Technology and Innovation. The school is part of Bangor-based Husson's College of Business, the largest business college in the state. The grant will help support Husson’s programs in integrated technology [...]

2022-06-27T16:20:04+00:00June 17th, 2022|NEWS|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s Association awards research grant to JAX researcher

Dr. Kaur is an Associate Research Scientist at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, and will use the grant to explore gut-brain interactions in Alzheimer’s disease, and how they differ in males and females. “Our gut has trillions of microbes that are both beneficial and harmful,” Dr. Kaur says. “They are known to influence the production [...]

2022-06-27T16:13:26+00:00June 14th, 2022|NEWS|0 Comments

More than 50 high school students to participate in Future Innovators Camp

WATERVILLE – More than 50 high school students from across the state are spending the week in Portland as part of Future Innovators Camp. Educate Maine, Thomas College, and Northeastern’s Roux Institute have partnered to develop a unique college and career readiness opportunity for Maine students who wish to make a difference in the future [...]

2022-06-27T16:18:56+00:00June 13th, 2022|NEWS|0 Comments

Biddeford startup seeks FDA clearance for bassinet innovation

Biddeford-based startup Prapela Inc. is seeking regulatory OK for use of a technology-enabled bassinet pad as a complementary treatment for newborns in opioid withdrawal. Clearance by U.S. Food and Drug Administration would make Prapela's product the first such device to treat newborns diagnosed with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, the company said. Read more

2022-06-27T16:12:14+00:00June 9th, 2022|NEWS|0 Comments

FocusMaine appoints bioeconomy leader as new president

FocusMaine, a private sector-led initiative to promote job growth and the state’s economy, announced Wednesday that Dana O’Brien will become the organization’s next president, effective June 13. He will succeed Kimberly Hamilton, who earlier this year said she would step down after serving as FocusMaine's inaugural president since 2017, three years after the founding of the organization. Read more

2022-06-27T16:09:08+00:00June 9th, 2022|NEWS|0 Comments

UMF graduate and first-generation college student goes on to cellular research Ph.D. program after gene discovery

FARMINGTON – First-generation college student Anyssa Phaneuf, a member of the UMF graduating Class of 2022, always liked knowing how things work. That curiosity and her Farmington experience helped her grow during her college career from a first-year student to a UMF graduate who has been accepted into the University of Vermont’s Cellular, Molecular and [...]

2022-06-27T16:16:56+00:00June 8th, 2022|NEWS|0 Comments

Maine high school student creates antibiotic alternative for horses

BOOTHBAY, Maine — There's a lot to be learned from your parents and their experiences. Emma Markowitz is following in her parents' footsteps in the world of science. Through her research, she could be changing the way infections are treated, starting with horses' hooves. "I’ve always been intrinsically motivated by science," Emma said. "I’ve always [...]

2022-06-27T16:10:05+00:00June 3rd, 2022|NEWS|0 Comments

Scientists developing the axolotl as a model for regeneration

Scientists are working toward establishing the Mexican salamander, or axolotl, as a laboratory model for the study of regeneration. With the ability to regenerate almost any body part, the axolotl is nature's champion of regeneration. The development of new tools to work with the axolotl is elevating it to the level of established research models [...]

2022-06-27T16:14:21+00:00June 1st, 2022|NEWS|0 Comments

Portland startup will bring vital veterinary care to ‘street pets’ across US

ElleVet Sciences, a Portland startup providing cannabis-based animal health products, is about to hit the road, providing free veterinary care, food and supplies across the country to pets who are abandoned or live on the streets. The ElleVet Project, as the mobile aid is dubbed, will begin its tour June 2 and bring needed care to Boston, Chicago, [...]

2022-06-27T16:11:17+00:00May 26th, 2022|NEWS|0 Comments

Maine’s largest public company, Covetrus, agrees to be privately acquired for $4B

Maine’s largest public company, Covetrus Inc. (Nasdaq: CVET), may soon go private in a $4 billion deal announced Wednesday morning. The Portland-based supplier of veterinary technology and services, launched just three years ago, has agreed to sell to a pair of private equity firms in an all-cash transaction, according to a news release. Read more

2022-06-27T16:07:47+00:00May 25th, 2022|NEWS|0 Comments
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