$940K federal grant will fund MaineHealth research into COVID testing

A $940,000 grant announced Monday will fund research by MaineHealth into ways of getting more Mainers tested for COVID-19. The grant, awarded by the National Institutes of Health and funded by the American Rescue Plan, will go toward a study targeting Maine immigrant, low-income and homeless populations, according to a news release. Maine Medical Center [...]

2021-09-23T17:36:37+00:00September 20th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Bigelow Lab gets nearly $550,000 for research

Bigelow Labs for Ocean Sciences has received $543,189 through the National Science Foundation to research the distribution of trace chemicals in the ocean, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, said in a statement. Trace metals, such as iron, manganese and zinc, are essential for life and serve as nutrients for phytoplankton. However, regions [...]

2021-09-23T17:39:29+00:00September 16th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Abbott, Puritan prepared to ‘ramp up’ production in Maine amid testing surge

Two companies that manufacture COVID-19 testing supplies in Maine have indicated that they are prepared to increase production as the delta variant drives up cases and more employers require unvaccinated workers to undergo regular testing. Meanwhile, increased demand for COVID-19 tests amid the surge has put a strain on some – but not all – [...]

2021-09-23T17:34:19+00:00September 13th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Why and how we age

Aging is inevitable, but can the diseases of aging be thwarted or at least postponed? New tools, including genetically varied mouse populations and advanced imaging technologies, hold promise for untangling the myriad mechanisms of human aging. The Jackson Laboratory makes these and other tools available to the worldwide aging research community, with support from the [...]

2021-09-23T17:42:24+00:00September 7th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Bigelow Scientist On How Environmental DNA Could Help Maine Monitor Oceans

It's called eDNA, the E stands for "environmental," and the National Science Foundation is spending $20 million in Maine to see how it can be useful. Education and scientific institutions around the state are involved in the multiyear project, led by the University of Maine and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Bigelow Laboratory Senior [...]

2021-09-23T17:31:48+00:00September 6th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

Portland’s B&M Baked Beans factory to be replaced with Roux Institute campus

Plans are underway for a technology and education campus to replace the B&M Beans plant in Portland, reflecting the changing culture and economy of the city. A nonprofit representing the Roux Institute at Northeastern University is buying the iconic waterfront factory and plans to build a public-private complex with classrooms, research space, offices, housing, shops, [...]

2021-09-01T19:12:08+00:00September 1st, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

$125M Scarborough business park at capacity years ahead of schedule

Two years after Crossroads Holdings LLC broke ground on a business park inside the Downs mixed-use development in Scarborough, the hub is fully sold out and valued at $125 million, the developer says. It's maxed out now that IDEXX Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX) has snagged the last industrial lot. The Westbrook-based provider of veterinary diagnostics, veterinary practice software and water microbiology [...]

2021-09-23T17:35:30+00:00August 31st, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

UMaine education professor named NSF program director

Asli Sezen-Barrie, an associate professor of curriculum, assessment and instruction in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, has been named rotating program director of the National Science Foundation’s Division for Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL). Sezen-Barrie, who joined UMaine’s faculty in 2017, will be in the role [...]

2021-09-07T16:32:27+00:00August 30th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments

With output from new solar farm in Waldoboro, Bigelow Lab gets greener

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, in East Boothbay, is now drawing more than 90% of its electrical power from renewable energy, thanks to the new construction of a solar farm in Waldoboro. Bigelow Laboratory is one of the largest users of the farm, according to a news release Thursday. The 10-acre solar array is owned by SunRaise Investments, [...]

2021-09-07T16:30:48+00:00August 27th, 2021|NEWS|0 Comments
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