MDI Biological Laboratory

Topic: General News

SECURE Act: Important Updates to Your Retirement Benefits

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Alumni Spotlight: Katharine Bancroft

Katharine Bancroft is a physics major at Haverford College. While she has always had an interest in biology, her true passion is studying soft matter as with a focus on applications. Her long term goal is to pursue a Ph.D. in physics and innovative work in a field such as prosthetic design or battery development....

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A Legacy A Lifetime In The Making

"Adding MDIBL as a beneficiary for a portion of my retirement fund was really easy. It took less than a minute to do and it's a great way to support an organization that my family and I care deeply about." - Mark Hanscome, Director of Facilities, MDIBL

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Alumni Spotlight: A Conversation with Rose

Earlier this year Rose Besen-McNally graduated from College of the Atlantic with a degree in human ecology. During her freshman year, Rose applied for a student research fellowship at the MDI Biological Laboratory through the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research (INBRE).  Although Rose had not previously considered a career in research, after spending just a...

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Your Savings. Your Legacy.

“We believe in the critical importance of basic research and appreciate the community outreach they do.  We feel like a part of the MDIBL family and making a planned gift was a way for us to connect beyond our selves.”  Allan KleinmanVolunteer   Allan Kleinman is an active volunteer and supporter of many nonprofit organizations...

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On Creating Etch A Sketch® Art

In this post, artist and scientist Andrea R. Tilden, Ph.D., a visiting professor at the MDI Biological Laboratory, talks about the process involved in creating her Etch A Sketch® art, which is now on display in the Kinne Library in the lobby of the Morris Building.

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The Art of Diagnosis: Recognizing Disease in Paintings

This post by MDI Biological Laboratory faculty member Hermann Haller, M.D., professor and director of the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Hannover Medical School in Hanover, Germany, uses the painting "Allegory of Love" by the Florentine painter Agnolo Bronzino to discuss how paintings can be used to teach the art of diagnosis. Haller lectures frequently on the interface between art and medicine.

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Star Point Society Members Enjoy ‘Fire and Ice’ at Taste for Science Dinner

Did you know that … Flavor is a complex mixture of sensations including taste, texture and aroma, with 80 percent of the flavor experience coming from aroma and only 20 percent from taste and texture. The sensation of taste includes five established basic tastes; in addition to sweet, sour, salty and bitter, there is umani,...

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This Is Why: Dean Read

In this excerpt from the MDI Biological Laboratory's biannual news magazine, "Breaking Through," MDI Biological Laboratory donor and volunteer Dean Read of Bar Harbor discusses what motivates him to give.

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