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Star Point Society Members Enjoy ‘Fire and Ice’ at Taste for Science Dinner

Did you know that … Flavor is a complex mixture of sensations including taste, texture and aroma, with 80 percent of the flavor experience coming from aroma and only 20 percent from taste and texture. The sensation of taste includes five established basic tastes; in addition to sweet, sour, salty and bitter, there is umani,…

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Biotechnology

Kevin Strange, Ph.D., Featured in Maine Magazine’s “50 Mainers” Issue

MDI Biological Laboratory President Kevin Strange, Ph.D., was featured in Maine magazine’s fifth annual “50 Mainers” issue, which highlights the careers of Mainers who are “leading by example.” The influential Mainers were recognized in the July issue for their “drive to do what’s best for their communities, no matter what the odds or expectations.” “They…

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Kidney Disease

Report from the 2016 American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week: Using Stem Cells and Organoids to Build a New Kidney

Nephrologists have always been interested in basic biology. At the MDI Biological Laboratory, scientists have been making major scientific contributions to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of renal tubules and their implications for salt and water balance — and hence their effect on disease — for nearly a century. In recent years, the focus…

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Biotechnology

Yes on Question 1: A Needed Investment in Research and Innovation in Maine

This editorial in the Bangor Daily News quotes MDI Biological Laboratory research assistant Jesse Rochester on the need for STEM jobs in Maine in making the case in favor of a June 13 ballot referendum for a $50 million bond to support the growth of innovative R&D companies in Maine.

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Education

‘Bridging Disciplines’ Video

Isaiah Mansour, Sam Landry and other science and engineering undergraduates explore approaches to biomedical research using concepts and tools that promote collaboration across disciplines in the “Bridging Disciplines: Navigating Successful 21st Century Careers in Biomedical Science” course.

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Biotechnology

Vote ‘Yes’ on Maine Question 1 on June 13

MDI Biological Laboratory President Kevin S. Strange, Ph.D., addresses why it’s important for voters to go to the polls June 13 to vote “Yes” on Maine Question 1, a ballot referendum for a $50 million bond that is critical to retaining the state’s college graduates and to modernizing Maine’s economy.

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Education

Staying on in Maine: MDI Biological Laboratory Research Assistants Talk About the Value of Working in Their Home State

Three research assistants at the MDI Biological Laboratory talk about about how Maine INBRE helped foster their careers, and about what the opportunity to work in biomedical research in their home state means to them.

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Regeneration

What If Stimulating Regeneration Were As Simple As Taking a Drug?

This excerpt from the MDI Biological Laboratory’s biannual news magazine, “Breaking Through,” describes the institution’s pioneering approach to regenerative medicine.

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Education

Engaging Life Science Innovators and Entrepreneurs

This excerpt from the MDI Biological Laboratory’s biannual news magazine, “Breaking Through,” describes the role of the MDI Biological Laboratory’s new Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation in promoting a thriving science and technology sector in Maine.

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