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FEATURED

A Busy First Year at MDI Bioscience, Capped by Support from Capitol Hill

It’s been almost a year since MDIBL announced the formation of MDI Bioscience, a new Laboratory initiative focused on using non-mammalian models for human health, such as zebrafish and C. elegans roundworms, in early-stage drug discovery and development.

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General News

MDIBL’s Work in 2022 Includes a New Way To Prevent COVID-19 Infection

Over the course of the year just past, MDI Biological Laboratory’s researchers continued to push the frontiers in the biology of aging, repair, and regeneration, expanding our knowledge of how to protect and extend healthy lifespans.

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Education

More Graduate Students, More Groundbreaking Science at MDIBL

The MDI Biological Laboratory’s research and education capacity leapt forward in 2022 with expansion of our graduate programs.  

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General News

2022 MDI Biological Laboratory Publications

In 2022 MDI Biological Laboratory’s researchers continued to push into new scientific frontiers in the biology of aging, repair and regeneration, expanding our knowledge of how to protect and extend healthy lifespans. 

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Environment

Citizens and Scientists Team Up for Community Health

The MDI Biological Laboratory partners with citizen scientists, students and teachers on hundreds of data-collection projects around the globe, from Bar Harbor to the Bahamas, Spain and beyond. 

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Aging

UNE, MDIBL Team up for Drinking Water Initiative

Collaboration with “Legacy Scholars” builds on the Laboratory’s “All About Arsenic” citizen science initiative

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Microscopy

Extraordinary Tech Opens New Frontiers in Biology

MDIBL’s new, highly-advanced lightsheet microscope is complete and in use, after years of dreaming, months of waiting, and many weeks of work. The Lab’s faculty seem a little bit awed by the possibilities. “Now the challenge is to really open up your mind,” says Iain Drummond, Ph.D., Director of the Kathryn W. Davis Center for Regenerative Biology and Aging.

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Education

A Springboard for Science Achievement: Biomedical Education on Maine’s Coast

It’s the time of year when college students start making their summer plans – and when MDI Biological Laboratory faculty and staff start looking forward to the next season’s wave of curious, enthusiastic and inspiring summer fellows.

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Aging

HoL1day Tree

Hannah Somers, a research assistant in the Rollins lab, created this composite image of L1 C. elegans. C. elegans have four larval stages before adulthood – L1 is the first larval stage after hatching. These images were taken to understand how intermittent fasting impacts L1 C. elegans and protein translation rates. L1 C. elegans enter an ageless state of arrest when fasted, making...

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Kidney Disease

Haller Honored in Germany

MDI Biological Laboratory President Dr. Hermann Haller received two major honors this fall: he was awarded the Franz Volhard Medal and he was inducted into the German National Academy of Sciences -- both in recognition of his long career of scientific achievement.

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