MDI Biological Laboratory Associate Professor James A. Coffman, Ph.D., is studying the regenerative capacity of sea urchins in hopes that a deeper understanding of the process of regeneration, which governs the regeneration of aging tissues as well as lost or damaged body parts, will lead to a deeper understanding of the aging process in humans, with whom sea urchins share a close genetic relationship.
Why do we age? What are the mechanisms that regulate aging on a cellular level? Is it possible to extend youthfulness through genetic manipulation? These are some of the tantalizing questions that will be the subject of a new signature course at the MDI Biological Laboratory, in Bar Harbor, Maine, that will address fundamental issues related to aging.
MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Vicki P. Losick, Ph.D., has identified a new mechanism for wound healing that has wide-ranging therapeutic potential for the treatment of injury, disease and even aging.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced the appointment of Stephen D. Krasinski, Ph.D., as vice president for administration. Krasinski succeeds Patricia Hand, Ph.D., who retired last month after 15 years at the institution.
Science professionals, doctoral and postdoctoral students from across the country will gather May 20 through 27 at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, for an intensive one-week course in Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy. The goal of the course is to provide participants with the knowledge and expertise to implement cutting-edge microscopic methods in their laboratory research.
Scientists from around the country will gather May 1 through 6 at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, to develop universal tools to analyze unexplored data for potential solutions to some of our most pressing scientific problems. The week-long Barn Raising for Data-Intensive Discovery, the first such workshop to be held at the institution, will bring scientists together from a range of scientific disciplines.
Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory are identifying the basic mechanisms behind Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological disease affecting millions of people worldwide. The research could some day lead to treatments for a disabling condition for which medicine now has nothing to offer other than symptomatic relief.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received a grant to support a new course on aging that will draw internationally renowned scientists to Bar Harbor, Maine, to examine fundamental questions about our ability to repair and regenerate tissue as we age.
Bill Gawley, the program manager of Acadia National Park’s Air and Water Resources Program, will discuss air quality at the park at a MDI Science Café to be held on Wednesday, May 4 at McKay’s Public House, 231 Main St., Bar Harbor, at 5:30 p.m. The talk, entitled “What’s in the Air?: Air Quality Monitoring at Acadia National Park,” will address the park’s air pollution monitoring program and the effects of pollutants on park resources.
Recent research by Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., identifying the underlying mechanisms of peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage, has raised the prospect that drug therapies can be developed for the treatment of this condition, which causes pain, numbness and/or tingling in the hands and feet. The research was published March 28 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.