Dustin Shillcox was 26 years old when doctors told him he’d never move his legs again. But today, Dustin can move his legs and toes, and is working on his sit ups and back extensions, thanks to an experimental research study led by Claudia Angeli, Ph.D., senior researcher at the Human Locomotion Research Center at Frazier Rehab in Louisville, KY.
Dustin Updike, Ph.D., assistant professor at the MDI Biological Laboratory, has been awarded a $1.7 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study factors that may make it safer and easier to use stem cells in medical treatments.
The MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, has signed a partnership agreement with the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, to promote research and education on regeneration and the development of new therapies to improve human health.
A team of scientists that includes senior staff scientist Ben King and visiting faculty members at the MDI Biological Laboratory has identified the genes and regulatory networks that enable organisms to alter themselves physically in response to changes in their environment.
A new Maine biotech company, RockStep Solutions, Inc., began working out of space at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove on January 5, 2015. Founded in October 2013, RockStep develops information management software for research laboratories.