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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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Microscopy

Giving Tuesday at MDIBL

Meet Marko Pende, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in the Murawala lab at MDI Biological Laboratory. Marko investigates limb regeneration in axolotls, and is also an award-winning science photographer who’s inventing new ways to “clear” sample tissues, making them transparent for easier viewing. This fall, with his colleagues in the Light Microscopy Facility, Pende is building...

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Environment

Students Wonder, “What’s In Your Water?”

More than 20 students from Conners Emerson School handed out water test kits at the Bar Harbor polls on election day. The eighth graders gave out more than 100 kits to local residents, allowing them to test their homes’ well water for arsenic and other trace minerals. This citizen science collaboration with the Town of...

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Aging

Tiny Worlds, Big Science: MDIBL Scientists See Deeper Inside the Cell

Sometimes a new tool can spur a scientist to unexpected discoveries. 

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General News

Microscopy Animations at MDIBL

 Check out some remarkable animations — including the development of the zebrafish’s brain, brain vasculature, and kidneys — that Frédéric Bonnet, Ph.D., created with the Laboratory’s existing array of microscopes. The last animation, published by Somers et. al in the journal Cell Reports Methods, shows protein translation in C. elegans.

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Kidney Disease

Drummond to Deliver Distinguished Gottschalk Lecture

We’re saying congratulations to an MDIBL leader who is delivering a distinguished lecture on Monday, Oct. 24. Iain Drummond, Ph.D., Director of the Kathryn W. Davis Center for Aging and Regeneration. Dr. Drummond is a groundbreaking researcher on the use of zebrafish as a model for human kidney development and repair, and he will give...

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Microscopy

Microscopy Momentum at MDIBL

MDIBL’s facilities and website overflow with the beautiful and sometimes startling images its scientists, staff and students produce in the course of their research with the laboratory’s battery of microscopy and transgenic animal models. One of the experts, Marko Pende, Ph.D., was recognized this month by Nikon’s international “Small World Photomicrography Competition” for making an...

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General News

Is Bioscience Rising in Maine?

There’s an emerging sense around Maine that the state’s biomedical research and development community is raising its profile in the world of bioscience. And whether or not Maine is ready to take on life-science heavyweights like Massachusetts or Maryland, the sector is growing significantly, while new collaborations among institutions – including MDIBL – are raising...

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Education

MDIBL Alum ‘Pays it Forward’ At AZ Mayo Clinic

Alum Alfred D. Doyle, Ph.D., talks about his experiences at the MDI Biological Laboratory and how they shaped his career. Can you share a bit about your time at MDIBL? In 1995, I spent a wonderful summer as a student fellow at MDIBL and had a formative experience with Dr. Rui Wang researching dogfish cardiomyocytes....

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