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New Research by Aric Rogers, Ph.D., Sheds Light on the Effects of Dietary Restriction on Muscle Tissue

Consider the following scenarios: In the first, a thin young woman who exercises excessively develops athletic amenorrhea, or stops menstruating, rendering her incapable of bearing children. In the second, a sedentary, overweight girl undergoes menarche at a precociously early age. Aric N. Rogers, Ph.D., who studies aging at the MDI Biological Laboratory, believes these scenarios…

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Aric Rogers, Ph.D., promoted to Associate Professor

The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the promotion of Aric Rogers, Ph.D., to Associate Professor, effective January 10, 2021. Rogers joined the MDI Biological Laboratory as an Assistant Professor in early 2013. He and his research team are working to understand not only how dietary restriction works to increase health and…

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Student Spotlight: Ratna Sharma

Ratna Sharma is the first to agree that her actual summer looked vastly different to the one she had planned. The rising senior had carefully researched, collated and applied for the summer experiences she wanted to participate in – even going the extra mile, personally reaching out to Dr. Aric Rogers, who she wished to…

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Session with a Scientist: Aric Rogers, Ph.D.

In this Session with a Scientist, we sit down with Aric Rogers, Ph.D., to learn more about the important initiative he’s been working on and to hear the incredible impact donors have on his research.

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Identifying the Cellular Pathways Responsible for Extending Healthy Lifespan

“The synergistic extension is really wild. The effect isn’t one plus one equals two, it’s one plus one equals five.” Jarod Rollins, Ph.D. “The synergistic extension is really wild,” said Rollins, who is the lead author with Jianfeng Lan, Ph.D., of Nanjing University. “The effect isn’t one plus one equals two, it’s one plus one…

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Restoring the Ability to Repair and Regenerate As We Age

“If everything regenerated, there would be no death.” Richard J. Goss, Ph.D.Principles of Regeneration Richard J. Goss, Ph.D., author of Principles of Regeneration, was a visiting scientist at the MDI Biological Laboratory in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. But is the statement that there would be no death if everything regenerated correct? The zebrafish,…

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The Connection Between Your Diet and Your Longevity

This blog post by Diane Atwood on the research of MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Aric Rogers, Ph.D., originally appeared on Atwood’s popular “Catching Health with Diane Atwood” blog, which is carried in the Bangor Daily News and other media outlets. Read more of Atwood’s posts on Catching Health or listen to her podcasts.

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Walking in Support of Huntington’s Disease

In this post, MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Aric Rogers, Ph.D., discusses his participation in a recent walk in support of Huntington’s disease. Photo caption (left to right): Marc Letendre, Nancy Patterson, Aric Rogers, Ph.D. 

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How the Loathsome Fruit Fly Is Contributing to Important Wound Healing Research

This guest post is by Diane Atwood whose popular blog, “Catching Health with Diane Atwood,” is carried by the Bangor Daily News and other media outlets. Read other “Catching Health” posts.  

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