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Canadian company looking at Maine sites for biorefinery

Ensyn Corp., a Canadian company that creates fuels from forestry biomass, is exploring potential sites in Maine to locate a biorefinery capable of transforming 400 tons a day of low-grade wood into...

Vitamin helps prevent certain vision loss, JAX researchers find

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Taking vitamin B3 in water may slow or prevent the slow vision loss from glaucoma, an eye disease that eventually leads to blindness and has no cure currently, researchers at Jackson Laboratory found.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory signs partnership with UMaine

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The University of Maine has signed a letter of intent with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to partner in the development of forest-based biomaterials for use in...

MDI Bio Lab research uncovers mystery of why diet can prolong lifespan

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Diets can prolong health and lifespan, but scientists haven't known why until now, when researchers at MDI Biological Laboratory discovered a genetic pathway that explains the process.

First chapter in comeback story for rural Maine?

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Maine's struggling forest products industry, which has been hit hard by the closure of six pulp and paper mills in the past three years, is getting a $1 million boost from the federal government to...

PC Construction 'tops out' new Jax Lab research building

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PC Construction celebrated a major milestone in its $14.25 million construction project for Jackson Laboratory when it bolted the final piece of structural steel in place Monday for the...

Executive director of Bigelow Lab dies at 58

Graham Shimmield, executive director of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, dies at 58 after a battle with cancer.

Seven companies receive MTI funding

The Maine Technology Institute has awarded $33,100 in funding that’s intended to advance new products and process development at seven companies across the state.

Falmouth to wait and see on marijuana sales

Unlike other communities around Maine, the town of Falmouth has decided to hold public workshops to explore the topic of the sale and cultivation of marijuana, rather than impose a moratorium.

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