MDI Biological Laboratory

Topic: General News

The Science of Cocktails: Elderflower Gin Fizz

Last month we shared with you the benefits of lemons and raspberries. This month, as we’ve enjoyed a few more hints of warm weather and the summer to come, we’ll be enjoying the wonderful elderflower (Sambucus nigra subspecies canadensis), a perennial native to Maine that can be found near roadsides and wet meadows. This brilliant...

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The Science of Cocktails: Clover Club

Nothing says summer quite like a sun-warmed raspberry, freshly picked from the bush. And although we’re not quite there yet (I’m still willing my daffodils to show their pretty little heads), the inimitable Clover Club will give you both nostalgia for summers past and hope for the one that is just around the seasonal corner....

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2022 Visiting Scientists Arrive at MDIBL

The 2022 Visiting Scientist program has begun in earnest with the arrival of Helmut Augustin, Ph.D., DVM, from Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany, and Hillary Maddin, Ph.D., from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada to the MDIBL campus.

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First Annual Statewide Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering

The University of Maine’s Institute of Medicine has announced the First Annual Statewide Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering, planned for October 13 and 14, 2022. MDI Biological Laboratory is proud to partner with the University of Maine, University of New England, Jackson Laboratory, the Roux Institute, Northern Light Healthcare and Maine Health to...

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There is Always Something New: A COVID-19 Update

Guest blog by Dr. Hermann Haller, President of MDI Biological Laboratory.

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This Is Why: Chuck Dinsmore, Ph.D.

Chuck Dinsmore has devoted his life to curiosity, discovery and fostering a love of science in others. 

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Will You Invest in The Future of Science?

Your gift today can help postdoctoral researchers make the scientific breakthroughs of tomorrow.

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First Step in Major Makeover for Bowen Hall

As one of the first building you see when arriving on the MDI Biological Laboratory campus, Bowen Hall is a central and visible part our history. Sitting contented and yellow on its rise, Bowen serves as a sentinel, watching over the lab and all that is happening in pursuit of good science.

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This Is Why: Joan Mansfield

I spent my summers on Mt. Desert Island as a child, and I loved (and still do!) hiking the island trails and combing the beaches. At the end of high school, I worked at MDIBL for five weeks in the summer of 1969. We worked to extract a nerve substance from starfish legs and used...

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