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Environment
Discover Magazine · October 31, 2022

This Citizen Science Project Is Taking On Roadkill — and Potentially Saving Animals

Project Roadkill Reports asks volunteers to note where they see roadkill to one day design better policies to prevent animals from getting struck by vehicles.

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Environment
Mount Desert Islander · October 29, 2022

Free home-test kits available to test well water for arsenic

Bar Harbor Health Officer Mike Gurtler is leading a new effort to test all the town’s residential wells for arsenic. Free home-test kits will be available at the municipal building.

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Education
Fox 22 WFVX Bangor · October 26, 2022

Bar Harbor partners with community to test all wells for arsenic

BAR HARBOR — The town of Bar Harbor is teaming up with the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory and the Conners Emerson school in advising members of the community to test their wells.

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Other
Mount Desert Islander · September 2, 2022

MDIBL’s history informs its future

At the 2022 annual meeting of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) in July, President Hermann Haller outlined how the lab at a time of unprecedented growth will draw on its rich history as it continues to expand its drug discovery and education initiatives, the physical campus and scientific resources.

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Education
Bangor Daily News · June 8, 2022

UMF graduate and first-generation college student goes on to cellular research Ph.D. program after gene discovery

First-generation college student Anyssa Phaneuf, a member of the UMF graduating Class of 2022, always liked knowing how things work.

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Regenerative Biology
Science Daily · June 1, 2022

Scientists developing the axolotl as a model for regeneration

Highly regenerative salamander could lead to new regenerative medicine therapies

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Other
Bangor Daily News · April 22, 2022

MDI lab pledges to offer haven for Ukrainian scientists fleeing the war

A Bar Harbor lab is pledging to offer haven for Ukrainian scientists fleeing from the 2-month-old war devastating their country.

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Other
Penobscot Bay Pilot · April 22, 2022

MDI Biological Laboratory opens its doors to Ukrainian scientists from the war-torn country

The MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) is announcing plans to shelter scientists, research personnel, and their families fleeing the war in Ukraine. 

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Regenerative Biology
Mount Desert Islander · April 17, 2022

MDI researchers win NIH grants

 Two scientists at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory have been awarded Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These grants, also called R21s, will fund two years of innovative research in the labs of Prayag Murawala, Ph.D. and James A. Coffman, Ph.D. 

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