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MDI Biological Laboratory Announces Potential New Therapy for Nerve Damage

Assistant Professor Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., has identified two drugs that could potentially be used to reverse peripheral nerve damage, or peripheral neuropathy, resulting from cancer chemotherapy treatment. The drugs also have potential applications for the treatment of peripheral neuropathies caused by other conditions. The drugs are the subject of a provisional patent filed by the…

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Economic Development

How INBRE Is Strengthening Maine’s Traditional Industries

The MDI Biological Laboratory is the leader of the Maine INBRE program, whose goal is to strengthen biomedical research in Maine. More than 2,100 undergraduate students have received training in biomedical research at the MDI Biological Laboratory since 2001. Many want to use their training to improve traditional Maine industries such as agriculture, forest products and marine resources.

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Aging

How Does Chronic Stress Early in Life Contribute to Aging?

MDI Biological Laboratory associate professor James A. Coffman, Ph.D., delivered a summary of research being conducted in his laboratory on the effect of stress on health at a recent Work-in-Progress presentation.

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Aging

COBRE Program Garners Accolades from the National Institutes of Health

The role of the MDI Biological Laboratory’s COBRE program in building successful scientific careers for junior researchers and enabling major new research endeavors was recently commended by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in a request for funding to the U.S. Congress.

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