November 15, 2010
On 23 Sept., a panel of experts gathered in Washington, DC for a congressional briefing to discuss current challenges for female scientists. The panel members agreed that the current environment of academic science faulty could be changed to better support the career of female scientists, but they were not sure that legislation changes would be the best route for these changes.
The “Women in Science: 21st Century Politics and Policy” briefing was sponsored by representative...
November 11, 2010
With hunting season in full swing, the Maine Warden Service is, again, busy making sure everyone in the woods plays by the rules. Game wardens say the only things that seem to change when it comes to illegal hunting are the methods and technology poachers are using. But I found out it's not just poachers who have expanded their methods.
Often times it starts with a gunshot heard at night. Followed by a call to...
November 9, 2010
It will be the only laboratory of its kind in the U.S. and one of few worldwide, according to a UMaine press release. Construction is expected to start in the spring and take about one year.
The new facility could lead to more U.S.-approved vaccines to treat diseases in fish, frogs, lobsters, sea urchins and dozens of other...
November 3, 2010
Reflections of a Research Community”
Topic: Where do sea lice on salmon farms come from and can we control them?
Who: Ian Bricknell, Director of the Aquaculture Research Center
When: Thursday, Nov. 18 at 4:00 PM
Where: University Club, Fogler Library
Sea lice are one of the most important health issues for marine Atlantic salmon aquaculture worldwide. They are found on both the West and East coast of America and it has been suggested that these parasites have a very serious...
November 1, 2010
November 1, 2010