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Going Viral

Going Viral University of Maine. Biology & Biomedical Sciences – Going Viral. UMaine Read Full Article Here Virus Study at UMaine’s Zebrafish Facility “You can see the bacteria?” “Do you want to say the quality value of biofilm formation?” “Why would isolating them give you a different value?” “Are there any other explanations?” “How do you have… more

Developing Muscles

Biology & Biomedical Sciences – Developing Muscles Munson, D. Biology & Biomedical Sciences – Developing Muscles. UMaine Read Full Article Here Basic biological research on zebrafish may lead to better treatment of human diseases and injuries “Tendons are incredibly important structures, but exceedingly little is known about tendon development. It is very understudied, but it has implications… more

Battle Lines

Battle Lines Staples, B. (2013) Battle Lines. UMaine Today Read Full Article Here A UMaine biomedical lab looks for answers in the transformation of a peaceful yeast to fatal fungus “We’re using zebrafish to ask really specific questions that cannot be answered another way,” Wheeler says. “These questions have been inaccessible for a long time. We hope… more

Models of Transparency

Models of Transparency Heath, J.K. Langenau, D. Sadler, K.C. and White, R. (2013) Models of Transparency. The Scientist. Read Full Article Here Researchers are taking advantage of small, transparent zebrafish embryos and larvae—and a special strain of see-through adults—to understand the development and spread of cancer. The zebrafish model offers a major opportunity to discover impor­tant pathways… more

Seasonal Flu Outbreaks

UMaine Study the First to Establish Zebrafish as Model for Studying the Influenza Virus University of Maine. (2014) UMaine Study the First to Establish as Model for Studying the Influenza Virus. UMaine News. Read Full Article Here In the ongoing struggle to prevent and manage seasonal flu outbreaks, animal models of influenza infection are essential to gaining… more

How Pathogens Become Killers

Wheeler Awarded $500,000 to Study How Common Pathogens Become Killers University of Maine. (2014) Wheeler Awarded $500,000 to Study How Common Pathogens Become Killers. UMaine News. Read Full Article Here How does a normally peaceful agent break through a previously impenetrable barrier and become a potential killer? Robert Wheeler has just received a five-year, $500,000 fellowship from… more