Out of the blue, soon after we began staying at home because of COVID-19, I received an intriguing email from a retired librarian who lives in Newfoundland, Canada. This is a story about why she sent me an email and what she has been doing to cope with the pandemic.
What are you grateful for? In this podcast, researcher Dr. Robert Emmons discusses what gratitude is, how easy it is to find it, and why it’s important to try. Especially right now.
Imagine taking cells from a person’s skin and using them to build a new kidney. That’s what’s happening at MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Someday, the process could save people’s lives.
The exact cause of age-related macular degeneration, which is a leading cause of blindness, is unknown. A Maine scientist was recently awarded funding for research that may provide some answers and bring hope to millions of people around the world.
Sometimes, it only takes seconds for life to change dramatically. That is all it took for the Cochrane family. A day that began like any other ended in a nightmare and has not been the same since.
Two physical therapists at the University of New England believe that weak pelvic floor and hip muscles both contribute to a common form of incontinence in women. They’ve designed a study and are looking for participants. Read more …
Did you know that a salamander can regenerate nearly every part of its body — without any scars? Why can’t humans? A Maine scientist is working hard to uncover the salamander’s secrets. Find out what he’s learned so far.
Did you see the news that standing desks may be bad for your health? My first reaction was HUH? I took a closer look at the study and also spoke with a spine specialist. Read what I found out.
Dr. Micky Collins says the story that’s not being told about concussions is that they can be treated. Dr. Collins is a world-renowned expert on concussions.
Millions of diabetics develop painful peripheral neuropathy. Discoveries by a scientist at MDI Biological Lab in Bar Harbor may lead to new treatments.