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Our Sixteen Newest Scientists

Sixteen undergraduate students from seven states, representing ten institutions, arrived at MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) two weeks ago. They are taking part in our popular and highly competitive ten-week summer fellowship programs, through either the INBRE or REU programs. These student fellows infuse the MDIBL campus with energy; our labs are bustling, the curiosity is...

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Pilot project funding opportunity

The COBRE in Comparative Biology of Tissue Repair, Regeneration and Aging at MDIBL has released an FOA to support pilot project research on the topics of tissue repair, regeneration and aging as well as early-stage development of technologies that stimulate tissue repair and regeneration or improve the function of damaged tissues and organs. The aim is to support investigators to generate preliminary data that will lead to competitive applications for external funding.

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Education

Here comes the Class of 2022!

The MDIBL Class of 2022 arrives today, and we are so excited to welcome them to campus! The importance of hands-on research training and strong mentoring for the next generation cannot be overstated. These young people will become the scientists at the frontier of discovery. Continuing to invest in them is vital.

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Biotechnology

Excited about light

Think back to the last time you peered through a microscope. Was it in your high school biology class? 

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The Science of Cocktails: Kombucha-rita

The Science of Cocktails: Kombucha-rita Kombucha and fresh lime combine to make a delicious cocktail that is fizzy, tart and a tad sweet; read on to find out the health benefits of these two amazing ingredients. Made with a key ingredient nicknamed the “elixir of immortality,” this refreshing and effervescent cocktail could not be easier...

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Environment

Funding Helps Expand Arsenic Awareness Program

Long-term exposure to arsenic can lead to a host of health issues, including heart disease; cancer of the bladder, lung, liver, prostate, and skin; diabetes, and more.

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As Popular As Ever: MBMSS 2022

Researchers from across the state of Maine descended on MDI Biological Laboratory the last weekend in April for the 49th annual Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium (MBMSS).

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The Science of Cocktails: Elderflower Gin Fizz

Last month we shared with you the benefits of lemons and raspberries. This month, as we’ve enjoyed a few more hints of warm weather and the summer to come, we’ll be enjoying the wonderful elderflower (Sambucus nigra subspecies canadensis), a perennial native to Maine that can be found near roadsides and wet meadows. This brilliant...

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Biotechnology

Will CRISPR/Cas9 be the Catalyst that Revolutionizes Human Health?

At the MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL), the importance of answering that question has put scientists on the front lines of research. 

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