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Art Meets Science – A Writer’s Perspective

In anticipation of the MDI Biological Laboratory’s 2017 Art Meets Science exhibition, communications intern Shlomit Auciello shares her perspectives on the value to scientists of collaborating with artists.

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General

Mourning the Passing of Graham Shimmield

MDI Biological Laboratory President Kevin Strange, Ph.D., reflects of the life and achievements of the late Graham Shimmield, Ph.D., executive director of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine, and a member of the MDI Biological Laboratory Board of Scientific Counselors.

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Aging

Q&A with James A. Coffman, Ph.D.: Early-Life Stress in Adult Illness

In this Q&A from Future Neurology, MDI Biological Laboratory Associate Professor James A. Coffman, Ph.D., talks about his research on the mechanisms by which chronic early-life stress increases the risk of disease in adulthood.

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Aging

Zebrafish May Hold the Answer to Why Early-Life Stress Can Make You Sick When You’re an Adult

In her “Catching Health” blog, freelance health and wellness writer Diane Atwood discusses research by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James A. Coffman, Ph.D., on how exposure to stress early in life can lead to adult disease.

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Kidney Disease

Seeking to Regenerate a Kidney from Scratch

In this interview in Regenerative Medicine Network, an online publication, Hermann Haller, M.D., an MDI Biological Laboratory faculty member and director of the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Hannover Medical School in Hanover, Germany, discusses the quest to replace lost or damaged kidney tissue, or replace the kidney entirely.

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Regenerative Biology

Nonhealing Wounds: An Under-Recognized and Growing Threat to Public Health

MDI Biological Laboratory Assistant Professor Vicki P. Losick, Ph.D., who studies wound healing in the fruit fly, discusses the under-recognized public health threat of chronic non-healing wounds, which have been called a “silent epidemic.”

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Education

Give the Gift of Discovery

Isaiah Mansour, an undergraduate at the University of Maine, talks about how a Maine INBRE course on the molecular mechanisms of human disease at the MDI Biological Laboratory changed his life.

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Art Meets Science

Forging Connections ‘At a Very Human Speed’: Reflections on Art and Science at the MDI Biological Laboratory

In this excerpt from a Tedx talk at Georgia Southern University entitled “Connecting Creatively” Reid Loveless, Georgia Southern student and MDI Biological Laboratory 2016 Summer Fellow reflects on the institution’s 2016 Art Meets Science exhibit.

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Regenerative Biology

New Clue from Fish About Healing Spinal Cord Injuries

In this guest post, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, discusses the research of Kenneth D. Poss, Ph.D., a 2016 visiting scientist at the MDI Biological Laboratory, on the regeneration of the spinal cord after injury in zebrafish.

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