University of Maine

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Organization: University of Maine
Country: USA

Top Publications

  1. doi The evolution of the science of Bear Brook Watershed in Maine, USA
    S A Norton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 171:3-21. 2010
  2. pmc Microarray analysis of replicate populations selected against a wing-shape correlation in Drosophila melanogaster
    Kenneth E Weber
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine 04104 9300, USA
    Genetics 178:1093-108. 2008
  3. doi The Cognitive Escape Scale: measuring HIV-related thought avoidance
    Carol J Nemeroff
    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:305-20. 2008
  4. doi Independent evolutionary origins of landlocked alewife populations and rapid parallel evolution of phenotypic traits
    Eric P Palkovacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, 165 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8106, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:582-97. 2008
  5. ncbi Image correlation spectroscopy
    Anja Nohe
    Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    Sci STKE 2007:pl7. 2007
  6. ncbi Implementation of low-fat, low-sugar, and portion-controlled nutrition guidelines in competitive food venues of Maine public high schools
    Janet E Whatley Blum
    Department of Exercise, Health, and Sport Sciences, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave, Gorham, ME 04038, USA
    J Sch Health 77:687-93. 2007
  7. ncbi Age-related trends in red spruce foliar plasticity in relation to declining productivity
    Michael S Greenwood
    School of Forest Resources, 5755 Nutting Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 5755, USA
    Tree Physiol 28:225-32. 2008
  8. pmc Occupational exposure to volatile organic compounds and aldehydes in the U.S. trucking industry
    M E Davis
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:7152-8. 2007
  9. pmc Driver exposure to combustion particles in the U.S. Trucking industry
    M E Davis
    School of Economics, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 4:848-54. 2007
  10. ncbi Cognitive performance and age: norms from the Maine-Syracuse Study
    Gregory A Dore
    Department of Psychology, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469 5742, USA
    Exp Aging Res 33:205-71. 2007

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Publications62

  1. doi The evolution of the science of Bear Brook Watershed in Maine, USA
    S A Norton
    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 171:3-21. 2010
    ..The study has demonstrated soil mechanisms buffering pH, declines in soil base saturation, altered P biogeochemistry, unexpected mechanisms of storage of S, and continuous high retention of treatment N...
  2. pmc Microarray analysis of replicate populations selected against a wing-shape correlation in Drosophila melanogaster
    Kenneth E Weber
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine 04104 9300, USA
    Genetics 178:1093-108. 2008
    ..Our results also show that with well-replicated selection lines, of large effective size, the numbers of candidate genes in microarray-based searches can be reduced to realistic levels...
  3. doi The Cognitive Escape Scale: measuring HIV-related thought avoidance
    Carol J Nemeroff
    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
    AIDS Behav 12:305-20. 2008
    ..These factors are differentially related to several variables of interest including risky sexual behaviors. Although the CES is designed for use with both HIV negative and positive men, correlates differed between groups...
  4. doi Independent evolutionary origins of landlocked alewife populations and rapid parallel evolution of phenotypic traits
    Eric P Palkovacs
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, 165 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8106, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:582-97. 2008
    ..Estimates of evolutionary rates (in haldanes) indicate rapid evolution of foraging traits, possibly in response to changes in available resources...
  5. ncbi Image correlation spectroscopy
    Anja Nohe
    Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    Sci STKE 2007:pl7. 2007
    ..Dynamic image correlation spectroscopy (DICS) can be used to analyze protein dynamics on the cell surface during live-cell imaging...
  6. ncbi Implementation of low-fat, low-sugar, and portion-controlled nutrition guidelines in competitive food venues of Maine public high schools
    Janet E Whatley Blum
    Department of Exercise, Health, and Sport Sciences, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave, Gorham, ME 04038, USA
    J Sch Health 77:687-93. 2007
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  7. ncbi Age-related trends in red spruce foliar plasticity in relation to declining productivity
    Michael S Greenwood
    School of Forest Resources, 5755 Nutting Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 5755, USA
    Tree Physiol 28:225-32. 2008
    ..Although increased LMA may contribute to reduced photosynthetic capacity in red spruce, similar relationships are not seen in other conifers...
  8. pmc Occupational exposure to volatile organic compounds and aldehydes in the U.S. trucking industry
    M E Davis
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:7152-8. 2007
    ..2-0.4 work area; R2 = 0.5-0.9 background)...
  9. pmc Driver exposure to combustion particles in the U.S. Trucking industry
    M E Davis
    School of Economics, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 4:848-54. 2007
    ..The results are relevant not only to the occupational group of truck drivers being examined but also to the general population that live, commute, or work within proximity to diesel-fueled traffic or trucking terminals...
  10. ncbi Cognitive performance and age: norms from the Maine-Syracuse Study
    Gregory A Dore
    Department of Psychology, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469 5742, USA
    Exp Aging Res 33:205-71. 2007
    ..Results are discussed in relation to findings for previous studies presenting normative data on cognitive ability as a function of age, education, and gender...
  11. ncbi Developing a performance-based incentive program for hospitals: a case study from Maine
    Gino A Nalli
    Muskie School of Public Service, Institute for Health Policy, University of Southern Maine, Portland, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:817-24. 2007
    ..This case study provides useful insights to payers and hospitals that are considering similar regional initiatives, emphasizing the collaborative context that underscored this venture...
  12. ncbi Getting more from success: standard raising as esteem maintenance
    Scott Eidelman
    Department of Psychology, University of Maine, ME 04469 5742, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:759-74. 2007
    ..Alternative interpretations of standard raising, including goals for future improvement and initial standard lowering, were not supported in these studies...
  13. ncbi Emancipatory teaching-learning philosophy and practice education in acute care: navigating tensions
    Carla E Randall
    University of Southern Maine, College of Nursing and Health Professions, 51 Westminster Street, 162H, Lewiston, ME 04240, USA
    J Nurs Educ 46:60-4. 2007
    ..We also discuss some of the tensions we associate with teaching-learning in an acute care context and our experiences of navigating these tensions...
  14. ncbi Forest vegetation monitoring and foliar chemistry of red spruce and red maple at Acadia National Park in Maine
    G Bruce Wiersma
    University of Maine, 5755 Nutting Hall, Orono, Maine 04469, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 126:27-37. 2007
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  15. doi Effects of methylmercury and spatial complexity on foraging behavior and foraging efficiency in juvenile white ibises (Eudocimus albus)
    Evan M Adams
    Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, P O Box 110430, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 27:1708-12. 2008
    ..This appears to be the first experimental demonstration of the effects of habitat complexity on foraging efficiency in long-legged wading birds...
  16. pmc Misconceptions about Aerobic and Anaerobic Energy Expenditure
    Christopher Scott
    Sports Medicine Department, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME
    J Int Soc Sports Nutr 2:32-7. 2005
    ..1 kilojoules (e.g., 1 L O2 = 21.1 kJ or ~5 kcal). This article demonstrates both the importance of such a conversion and the potential for misinterpretation. Oxygen uptake during heavy and severe exercise will also be discussed...
  17. doi Substance abuse by youth and young adults in rural America
    David Lambert
    Maine Rural Health Research Center, Muskie School for Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine 04104 9300, USA
    J Rural Health 24:221-8. 2008
    ..We address this gap by examining substance abuse prevalence across 4 geographic levels, focusing on youth (age 12-17 years) and young adults (age 18-25 years)...
  18. doi Synthesis and application of organomercury haptens for enzyme-linked immunoassay of inorganic and organic mercury
    Caryn K Prudenté
    Department of Chemistry, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME 04104, USA
    Anal Biochem 404:179-85. 2010
    ..The anti-mercury antibody developed in this study was capable of detecting both mercury(II) salts and organomercury compounds...
  19. doi Ultradian components in the locomotor activity rhythms of the genetically normal mouse, Mus musculus
    Harold Dowse
    School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    J Exp Biol 213:1788-95. 2010
    ..The techniques employed in this study should have wider use in a range of organisms and fields...
  20. doi Potatoes and human health
    Mary Ellen Camire
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Maine, ME 04469 5735, USA
    Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 49:823-40. 2009
    ..Many compounds in potatoes contribute to antioxidant activity and interest in cultivars with pigmented flesh is growing. This review will examine the nutrient and bioactive compounds in potatoes and their impact on human health...
  21. doi Inhibition effects on fermentation of hardwood extracted hemicelluloses by acetic acid and sodium
    Sara Walton
    Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, United States
    Bioresour Technol 101:1935-40. 2010
    ..Strain conditioning was later found to enable fermentation at this level of concentration. Alternative processing schemes or inhibitor removal prior to fermentation are necessary to produce ethanol economically...
  22. doi Development of the Rural Active Living Assessment Tools: measuring rural environments
    Anush Yousefian
    Maine Rural Health Research Center, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, USA
    Prev Med 50:S86-92. 2010
    ..Develop rural-specific assessment tools to be used by researchers and practitioners to measure the activity-friendliness of rural communities...
  23. doi Cell adhesion on ligand gradient substrates: a thermodynamic study
    Alireza S Sarvestani
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine, 5711 Boardman Hall, Room 206, Orono, Maine 04469 5711, USA
    Biotechnol Bioeng 105:172-83. 2010
    ..This purely mechanistic model predicts a biphasic dependence between the extent of cell spreading and its position across the gradient substrate...
  24. pmc Criterial noise effects on rule-based category learning: the impact of delayed feedback
    Shawn W Ell
    Psychology Department, University of Maine, 5742 Little Hall, Room 301, Orono, ME 04469 5742, USA
    Atten Percept Psychophys 71:1263-75. 2009
    ..These results provide important insights into the interplay between criterial noise and working memory, as well as providing important constraints for models of rule-based category learning...
  25. doi Focal nerve inflammation induces neuronal signs consistent with symptoms of early complex regional pain syndromes
    Geoffrey M Bove
    Dept of Research Administration, University of Southern Maine, 178 Science Building, Portland, ME 04104 9300, USA
    Exp Neurol 219:223-7. 2009
    ..Furthermore, the lack of axonal mechanical sensitivity in sympathetic axons rules out channels expressed in these neurons as possible mechano-electrical transducers...
  26. pmc Experimental evaluation of evolution and coevolution as agents of ecosystem change in Trinidadian streams
    Eric P Palkovacs
    School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1617-28. 2009
    ..Given existing evidence for contemporary evolution in these fish species, our findings suggest considerable potential for eco-evolutionary feedbacks to operate as populations adapt to natural or anthropogenic perturbations...
  27. ncbi Generalized fluctuation-dissipation and reciprocal relations for Brownian sieves and molecular machines
    R Dean Astumian
    University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469 5709, USA
    Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 79:021119. 2009
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  28. doi Application of cranberry concentrate (Vaccinium macrocarpon) to control Escherichia coli O157:H7 in ground beef and its antimicrobial mechanism related to the downregulated slp, hdeA and cfa
    Vivian C H Wu
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, The University of Maine, 5735 Hitchner Hall, Orono, ME 04469 5735, USA
    Food Microbiol 26:32-8. 2009
    ..5% v/v) treatment was investigated by quantitative real-time PCR. Compared to the control, slp, hdeA, and cfa were markedly downregulated, ompC was slightly downregulated, while osmY was slightly affected...
  29. pmc Horizontal gene transfer of the algal nuclear gene psbO to the photosynthetic sea slug Elysia chlorotica
    Mary E Rumpho
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:17867-71. 2008
    ..chlorotica. We demonstrate that foreign organelle retention generates metabolic novelty ("green animals") and is explained by anastomosis of distinct branches of the tree of life driven by predation and horizontal gene transfer...
  30. doi Causes of reduced clutch size in a tidal marsh endemic
    Brian J Olsen
    Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Oecologia 158:421-35. 2008
    ..Both air temperatures during laying and predation risk could potentially explain reduced clutch size in not only coastal plain swamp sparrows, but also other tidal marsh endemics...
  31. ncbi Microbial carbon monoxide consumption in salt marsh sediments
    Gary M King
    University of Maine, Walpole, ME 04573, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 59:2-9. 2007
    ..Thus plants may also impact CO cycling in estuarine environments...
  32. ncbi Controls on mercury and methylmercury deposition for two watersheds in Acadia National Park, Maine
    K B Johnson
    Senator George J Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research, 5710 Norman Smith Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 126:55-67. 2007
    ..2 microg/m(2)/year in Hadlock Brook watershed. The total MeHg deposition via throughfall and bulk precipitation was 0.05 microg/m(2)/year in Cadillac Brook watershed and 0.10 microg/m(2)/year in Hadlock Brook watershed...
  33. ncbi Teredinibacter turnerae gen. nov., sp. nov., a dinitrogen-fixing, cellulolytic, endosymbiotic gamma-proteobacterium isolated from the gills of wood-boring molluscs (Bivalvia: Teredinidae)
    Daniel L Distel
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology, University of Maine, 5735 Hitchner Hall, Orono, ME 04469 5735, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:2261-9. 2002
    ..nov., sp. nov., is proposed. The type strain is T7902(T) (= ATCC 39867(T) = DSM 15152(T))...
  34. ncbi Mycosporine-like amino acid content in four species of sea anemones in the genus Anthopleura reflects phylogenetic but not environmental or symbiotic relationships
    J Malcolm Shick
    School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, 5751 Murray Hall, Orono, Maine 04469 5751, USA
    Biol Bull 203:315-30. 2002
    ..Our evidence also shows that A. elegantissima can accumulate MAAs from its food, which may explain the occasional occurrence of minor MAAs in some individuals...
  35. ncbi Rotational lift: something different or more of the same?
    Jeffrey A Walker
    Department of Biology, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St, Portland 04103, USA
    J Exp Biol 205:3783-92. 2002
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  36. ncbi Molecular systematics of the Acoela (Acoelomorpha, Platyhelminthes) and its concordance with morphology
    Matthew D Hooge
    Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Maine, Orono, ME 05569 5751, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 24:333-42. 2002
    ..Despite such conflicts, the branching pattern in the gene tree is well supported by morphological characters of sperm and body-wall musculature...
  37. ncbi Understanding domestic violence against women: using evolutionary psychology to extend the feminist functional analysis
    Jay Peters
    School of Social Work, University of Maine, Orono 04469, USA
    Violence Vict 17:255-64. 2002
    ..Discussion addresses theoretical implications of these findings and suggests a refinement of the feminist hypothesis of domestic violence against women...
  38. pmc Hemoglobin in Frankia, a nitrogen-fixing actinomycete
    John D Tjepkema
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469 5722, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:2629-31. 2002
    ..1 kDa. Its equilibrium oxygen binding constant was 274 nM, the oxygen dissociation rate constant was 56 s(-1), and the oxygen association rate constant was 206 microM(-1) s(-1)...
  39. ncbi The pace of modern life II: from rates of contemporary microevolution to pattern and process
    M T Kinnison
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maine, Orono 04469, USA
    Genetica 112:145-64. 2001
    ..In combination, our results suggest that macroevolutionary transitions may ultimately arise through microevolution occasionally 'writ large' but are perhaps temporally characterized by microevolution 'writ in fits and starts'...
  40. ncbi Bedsharing, temperament, and sleep disturbance in early childhood
    M J Hayes
    Department of Psychology, University of Maine, Orono 04469, USA
    Sleep 24:657-62. 2001
    ..Temperament was explored as a factor in both night-waking and bedsharing in preschool-aged children...
  41. ncbi Prosodic facilitation in the resolution of syntactic ambiguities in subjects with left and right hemisphere damage
    J P Walker
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Maine, Orono 04473, USA
    Brain Lang 78:169-96. 2001
    ..Results are discussed in relation to psycholinguistic theories of syntactic parsing and neurolinguistic theories of hemispheric specialization in processing the acoustic properties of prosodic structures...
  42. ncbi Does a rigid body limit maneuverability?
    J A Walker
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Exp Biol 203:3391-6. 2000
    ..Agility, the rate of turning, is related to maneuverability. The median- and pectoral-fin-powered turns of O. meleagris are slow relative to the body- and caudal-fin-powered turns of more flexible fish...
  43. ncbi Psychophysiological, somatic, and affective changes across the menstrual cycle in women with panic disorder
    S T Sigmon
    Department of Psychology, University of Maine, Orono 04469 5742, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 68:425-31. 2000
    ..The applicability of anxiety sensitivity to understanding the relation of menstrual reactivity and panic disorder is discussed...
  44. ncbi Influence of individual differences in temporal sensitivity on timing performance
    S W Brown
    Department of Psychology, University of Southern Maine, Portland 04104 9300, USA
    Perception 27:609-25. 1998
    ..The results demonstrate cross-situational consistency in timing performance across different tasks, time-judgment methods, and stimulus durations...
  45. ncbi The complexity of everyday ethics in home health care: an analysis of social workers' decisions regarding frail elders' autonomy
    T C Healy
    Department of Social Work, University of Southern Maine, Portland 04104, USA
    Soc Work Health Care 27:19-37. 1998
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  46. ncbi The role of anxiety level, coping styles, and cycle phase in menstrual distress
    Sandra T Sigmon
    University of Maine, 5742 Little Hall, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 18:177-91. 2004
    ..Results are discussed within a continuity model from high anxiety sensitivity to anxiety disorder for maladaptive coping and menstrual distress...
  47. ncbi Dynamics of pectoral fin rowing in a fish with an extreme rowing stroke: the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
    Jeffrey A Walker
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland, ME 04103, USA
    J Exp Biol 207:1925-39. 2004
    ..The results indicate that the mechanical efficiency of pectoral fin rowing is low (0.1-0.3) relative to a flapping mechanism and possibly relative to axial undulation at comparable speeds...
  48. ncbi A preconcentrator coupled to a GC/FTMS: advantages of self-chemical ionization, mass measurement accuracy, and high mass resolving power for GC applications
    Touradj Solouki
    Department of Chemistry, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469, USA
    J Am Soc Mass Spectrom 15:1191-200. 2004
    ..Authentic samples were used to confirm initially unknown identifications. Self-chemical-ionization (SCI) reactions furnished an additional dimension for rapid isomer differentiation of GC eluents in real time...
  49. pmc Ultra-high resolution imaging by fluorescence photoactivation localization microscopy
    Samuel T Hess
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    Biophys J 91:4258-72. 2006
    ..This new method suggests a means to address a significant number of biological questions that had previously been limited by microscope resolution...
  50. pmc Metal accumulation without enhanced oxalate secretion in wood degraded by brown rot fungi
    Jonathan S Schilling
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:5662-5. 2006
    ..Metal dissolution was associated with elevated oxalate concentrations in agar, but metals translocated into wood did not affect oxalate accumulation, crystal production, or decay rate, demonstrating a substrate-dependent oxalate dynamic...
  51. ncbi Governance and management structures for community partnerships: experiences from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Community Partnerships for Older Adults Program
    Elise J Bolda
    Community Partnerships for Older Adults, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, P O Box 9300, 509 Forest Avenue, Suite 290, Portland, ME 04104 9300, USA
    Gerontologist 46:391-7. 2006
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  52. ncbi Contribution of blood lactate to the energy expenditure of weight training
    Christopher B Scott
    Sports Medicine Department, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, Maine 04038, USA
    J Strength Cond Res 20:404-11. 2006
    ..It is suggested that the estimation of total energy expenditure for weight training is improved with the inclusion, rather than the omission, of an estimate of rapid anaerobic substrate-level ATP turnover...
  53. ncbi The relationship of sick leave benefits, employment patterns, and individual characteristics to radiation therapy-related fatigue
    Patricia Poirier
    St Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 33:593-601. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship among sick leave benefits, employment patterns, individual characteristics, and fatigue in patients receiving radiation therapy...
  54. ncbi Blood pressure and cognitive function in an African-American and a Caucasian-American sample: the Maine-Syracuse Study
    Michael A Robbins
    Department of Psychology, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 5742, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:707-14. 2005
    ..Corresponding data for the Caucasian-American MSLS participants were included to provide a basis for comparison. Interactions of age with BP indices were also assessed in relation to cognitive function...
  55. ncbi Regional insolation forcing of late Quaternary climate change in the Southern Hemisphere
    Marcus J Vandergoes
    Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469, USA
    Nature 436:242-5. 2005
    ..Our findings question the validity of applying orbital tuning to Southern Hemisphere records and suggest an alternative mechanism to the bipolar seesaw for generating interhemispheric asynchrony in climate change...
  56. ncbi Utilization of medical services by Veterans Health Study (VHS) respondents
    Susan M C Payne
    Edmund S Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME 04104, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 28:125-40. 2005
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  57. pmc Oviposition of the invasive two-spotted leafhopper on an endemic tree: effects of an alien weed, foliar pubescence, and habitat humidity
    Andrei V Alyokhin
    Department of Entomology, University of Hawaii, 3050 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    J Insect Sci 4:13. 2004
    ..faya will facilitate their invasion by S. rufofascia. Because of the broad host range characteristic of the two-spotted leafhopper, this build-up may adversely affect a number of endemic plant species growing in native forests...
  58. pmc Many P-element insertions affect wing shape in Drosophila melanogaster
    Kenneth Weber
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern Maine, Portland, 04104 9300, USA
    Genetics 169:1461-75. 2005
    ..All 11 insertions were within or near protein-coding transcription units, none of which were previously known to affect wing shape. Many sites in the genome can affect wing shape...
  59. ncbi Case study: successful medication withdrawal using cognitive-behavioral therapy for a preadolescent with OCD
    Bethany J Sallinen
    Department of Psychology, University of Maine, Orono, 04469 5742, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 43:1441-4. 2004
    ..Impressively, the participant remained medication free and treatment gains were maintained at 4 months' follow-up...
  60. pmc Rural health disparities, population health, and rural culture
    David Hartley
    MHA, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, PO Box 9300, 509 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04104, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1675-8. 2004
    ..This pattern suggests that there may be environmental and cultural factors unique to towns, regions, or United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) economic types that affect health behavior and health...
  61. ncbi Comparing accuracy of risk-adjustment methodologies used in economic profiling of physicians
    J William Thomas
    Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA
    Inquiry 41:218-31. 2004
    ..All but one methodology explained at least 50% of panel cost variance with panels as small as 25 patients. Group R2 performance tended to be better when high-cost cases were included rather than excluded from the analyses...
  62. ncbi Circulating and skeletal insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) concentrations in two inbred strains of mice with different bone mineral densities
    C J Rosen
    St Joseph Hospital, Bangor, ME 04401, USA
    Bone 21:217-23. 1997
    ..05). These data suggest that a possible mechanism for the difference in acquisition and maintenance of bone mass between these two inbred strains is related to systemic and skeletal IGF-I synthesis...

Research Grants24

  1. Chronobiology of alcohol: animal models
    ALAN ROSENWASSER; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The results of these studies will contribute substantially to understanding both the causes and the consequences of sleep and circadian rhythm disruptions occurring in human alcoholics. ..
  2. Effect of high dairy, high non-dairy and low calcium diet on weight and fat loss
    JANET WHATLEY BLUM; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  3. Particulate Cr(VI) Toxicology in Human Lung Epithelial Cells and Fibroblasts
    John Pierce Wise; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Finally, we will have established a mechanistic model in a human lung cell system that will allow us to conduct studies for other factors important for preventing human lung cancer both generally and by other agents. ..
  4. Particulate Cr(VI) Toxicology in Human Lung Epithelial Cells and Fibroblasts
    John Pierce Wise; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Finally, we will have established a mechanistic model in a human lung cell system that will allow us to conduct studies for other factors important for preventing human lung cancer both generally and by other agents. ..
  5. Particulate Cr(VI) Toxicology in Human Lung Epithelial Cells and Fibroblasts
    John Wise; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Finally, we will have established a mechanistic model in a human lung cell system that will allow us to conduct studies for other factors important for preventing human lung cancer both generally and by other agents. ..
  6. The Role of Rafts in Virus-Induced Membrane Remodeling
    SAMUEL HESS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The training environment includes the University of Maine, where the P.I. is building a new laboratory and the Institute for Molecular Biophysics...
  7. National Association for Rural Mental Health Conference
    David Lambert; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In addition, this grant will also support the participation at each year conference's of NIMH funded mental health services researchers and dissemination of their research findings. ..
  8. Toxiology of Particulate Cr(VI)in Human Lung Cells
    John Wise; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Developing Practice Improvement Research
    Susan Payne; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Research is needed to identify the most successful approaches to Ql, make the most effective use of scarce resources for Ql, and share the lessons learned in Maine with the rest of the nation. ..
  10. Calpains in Neurodegeneration: Developing a Biosensor
    DOROTHY CROALL; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Results of imaging activation of calpain directly via the FRET generating probe will be compared with prior results based on the indirect, currently available, methods. ..
  11. Analysis of Myotome Boundary Morphogenesis During Zebrafish Development
    Clarissa A Henry; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our use of the embryology and genetics of the zebrafish to elucidate novel aspects of muscle development may inform and benefit treatments of both muscle/tendon diseases and traumatic/overuse injuries. ..
  12. Neural Processing of Complex Natural Sounds
    Thane Fremouw; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The third aim is to build a framework for understanding how data obtained from these two areas in anesthetized birds can be linked with that obtained in awake birds. ..
  13. Activation of Maternal mRNA in Early Development
    Keith Hutchison; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In addition, we will exam the role of a novel form of a major translation control protein, elF4E, in this process. ..
  14. Developmental arsenic exposure produces cognitive impairments
    VINCENT MARKOWSKI; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The proposed research is designed to determine how inorganic arsenic impairs cognitive function following gestational exposure. ..
  15. Analysis of Myotome Boundary Morphogenesis During Zebrafish Development
    Clarissa A Henry; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our use of the embryology and genetics of the zebrafish to elucidate novel aspects of muscle development may inform and benefit treatments of both muscle/tendon diseases and traumatic/overuse injuries. ..