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New directors mark chamber of commerce growth statewide

Peter Van Allen |

Maine's chamber of commerce offices are ever-evolving. In recent weeks, two chambers have announced new executive directors.

Jackson Lab officials lay out aggressive schedule for $125M project

Ellsworth's planning board will be meeting with officials at Jackson Laboratory to begin the official review process of the biomedical lab's planned expansion.

MDIBL scientists study ‘ocean Methuselahs’ to learn about aging

Lori Valigra |

Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor have discovered a contradiction in the current thought on some aspects of aging by studying sea urchins, some of which have a life expectancy...

Maine Maritime hosts inaugural STEM Conference for Girls

Staff |

The Maine Maritime Academy is Castine hosted nearly four-dozen girls from nine local high schools for the first ever “STEM Conference for Girls” on May 21.

EPA awards $7.3M for redevelopment of contaminated sites

Staff |

Sixteen communities in Maine have been awarded $7,340,000 in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the assessment and cleanup of Brownfield sites that contain hazardous...

Robbinston natural gas project to be put on market

Staff |

Downeast LNG, the developer behind a natural gas import and export terminal near the Washington County town of Robbinston, will be putting the project up for sale on July 1.

Jackson Lab gets $3.4M purse for genetic disorder research

Staff |

A research group at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor has received a $3,436,466 boost from the National Institutes of Health that will help spearhead the development of new data resources and...

Jackson Lab method may preserve fertility in female cancer patients

Staff |

Radiation and chemotherapy may increase the risk for infertility in female cancer patients, but a researcher at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor and her colleague say it may be possible to design...

Rise in expenses, drop in volume leads to Ellsworth lab closure

The chief operating officer of NorDx Laboratories says that a rise in expenses and a drop in customer numbers will mean the closure of an Ellsworth blood-draw site on June 4.

MDI Biological Lab finds new way to heal wounds

Lori Valigra |

An MDI Biological Laboratory professor has discovered a new way that wounds heal themselves, opening the door for research on new genes or drugs to promote healing.