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Biotechnology

Pioneering New Kidney-Grafting Techniques

New research published in the journal Bioengineering was led by former visiting scientists Leif Oxburgh, D.V.M., Ph.D. and Denise Marciano, M.D., Ph.D., and the MDI Bio Lab’s Iain Drummond, Ph.D.  Drummond calls the challenge of getting lab-grown kidney tissue to link with an organism's circulatory system and function properly a "plumbing problem." 

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Education

Season Brings Snow, Students!

More graduate students come to Salisbury Cove.

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Education

BioME Awards $6,000 to Lab Ph.D. Candidate for Muscle Research

Romain Menard is working on age-associated muscle degeneration.

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Education

How Two Summer Students Advanced Science at MDI Bio Lab

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) applications due in January.

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Bioinformatics

Data Science Team Explores New Protein Functions

Data Science Core Director Joel Graber, Ph.D., and several of his MDI Bio Lab Core team are co-authors of a new publication in Genetics that details previously undescribed molecular and genetic functions of a protein in yeast that is conserved in humans.

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Biotechnology

A Post-Doc Builds Proto-Kidneys from Scratch

More than 30 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), including thousands in Maine. 

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Regeneration

MDI Bio Lab Scientists Share Salamander Secrets

“AxoBase is an enabling resource. It enables biology to get done.” -- from a recent publication in the Node. 

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General News

Job Growth Boosts Science Capacity at MDI Bio Lab

Some new campus structures are going up as well

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Microscopy

MDI Bio Lab’s Imaging Experts’ Excellence Recognized (Again)

The Bio Lab’s team of imaging experts won several top awards in this year’s Bioimaging North America Imaging contest, led by a second place finish by Marko Pendo, Ph.D., a post-doc in the laboratory of Prayag Murawala, Ph.D., and creator of innovative sample clearing techniques.

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