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.
Over 150 scientists and students will convene at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor April 29 and 30 for the 43rd annual Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium. The purpose of the symposium is to showcase research results, exchange ideas and promote collaborations and networking among scientists and students from a variety of disciplines.
The role of dietary restriction in extending lifespan is the subject of research being conducted at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, by visiting scientist Markus Schosserer, Ph.D., of the biotechnology department at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, in Austria.
Steven Sader, Ph.D., a professor of forest resources and director of the Maine Image Analysis Laboratory at the University of Maine, will talk on “Mapping and Monitoring 40+ Years of Forest Change in Maine’s North Woods,” at a MDI Science Café to be held at McKay’s Public House, 231 Main St., Bar Harbor, at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced new discoveries about the mechanisms underlying the regeneration of heart tissue by Assistant Professor Voot P. Yin, Ph.D., which raise hope that drugs can be identified to help the body grow muscle cells and remove scar tissue, important steps in the regeneration of heart tissue.