MDI Biological Laboratory

Topic: Regeneration

This is Why: Elisabeth Marnik, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher

“The research and education we do here is so important for future generations, and I’m glad I can be part of it.” Elisabeth Marnik, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher Elisabeth says that being at the MDI Biological Laboratory has given her the opportunity to not only conduct and publish really exciting research, but she’s had the chance...

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MDIBL celebrates promotion of Dustin Updike, Ph.D., to Associate Professor

“You can’t overstate the effect that walking to work through this beautiful campus has on your well-being.  It clears your head and prepares you to do the best science possible.” Dustin Updike, Ph.D. The MDIBL community recently came together to celebrate the promotion of Dustin Updike, Ph.D., to Associate Professor. In the seven years that...

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Seeing Science Fiction Become Reality

As a child growing up in East Millinocket, Maine, Scott MacKenzie was a huge fan of science and science fiction. One of the first magazines he ever subscribed to was Scientific American; one of the first books he ever read was science fiction. Now he can read about the research he has supported as the...

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Understanding Regeneration: A Monumental Quest

In this post, MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James Godwin, Ph.D., talks about what inspired him to study regenerative biology. The profile appears in the fall edition of the MDI Biological Laboratory magazine, "Breaking Through," which focuses on how the study of highly regenerative animal models can help science understand the potential for regeneration in humans.

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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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Research Models Less Traveled By

The following interview with Kevin Strange, Ph.D., president of the MDI Biological Laboratory, is excerpted from Eureka, a blog serving the CRO (contract research organization) industry. Launched by Charles River Labs in 2012, the site is a way for scientists to connect and share big ideas on the cutting-edge bench science driving drug discovery and development, particularly in the areas of preclinical safety and assessment, pharmaceutical manufacturing and animal research models.

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What If Stimulating Regeneration Were As Simple As Taking a Drug?

This excerpt from the MDI Biological Laboratory's biannual news magazine, "Breaking Through," describes the institution's pioneering approach to regenerative medicine.

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Looking Beyond Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering: What if Lost and Damaged Tissues and Organs Could Be Regenerated Simply by Taking a Drug?

MDI Biological President Kevin S. Strange, Ph.D., discusses the laboratory's pioneering approach to regenerative medicine in an editorial that originally appeared in the online publication, Regenerative Medicine Network.

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Bringing Nerve Regeneration from Tank to Bedside: An Interview With Sandra Rieger, Ph.D.

Sandra Rieger, Ph.D, assistant professor at the MDI Biological Laboratory, discusses how her laboratory is utilizing zebrafish as a model to study wound healing mechanisms and nerve regeneration in patients with peripheral neuropathy in an interview that originally appeared in the online publication, Regenerative Medicine Network.

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