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Bringing Nerve Regeneration from Tank to Bedside: An Interview With Sandra Rieger, Ph.D.

Sandra Rieger, Ph.D, assistant professor at the MDI Biological Laboratory, discusses how her laboratory is utilizing zebrafish as a model to study wound healing mechanisms and nerve regeneration in patients with peripheral neuropathy in an interview that originally appeared in the online publication, Regenerative Medicine Network.

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Biotechnology

It Takes More Than Space to Incubate a Company

Michael Kagan, director of product development at Coagulation Sciences LLC, discusses why he chose to incubate his startup medical device company at the MDI Biological Laboratory.

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Aging

A Biomedical Rationale for Having Strong Social Safety Nets

MDI Biological Laboratory Associate Professor James A. Coffman, Ph.D., discusses how susceptibility to disease is determined epigenetically -- that is, by environmental influences that affect the developmental and physiological regulation of gene activity.

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Education

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 News

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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Regeneration

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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