How many fruit flies have you killed in your lifetime? More than you can count? When you’re done reading this blog post, you may have a much greater appreciation for this usually annoying little creature.
Vicki P. Losick of the MDI Biological Laboratory (ME, USA) has been recognized as an ‘outstanding investigator’ by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for her research on wound healing. The designation carries a grant award in the amount of about US$348,000 per year for five years, or a total of about US$1.7 million.
An MDI Biological Laboratory scientist’s work on wounds is getting federal funding from the National Institutes of Health. Vicki Losick is getting $1.7 million over the next three years to study different ways that cells heal themselves after an injury.
Vicki P. Losick, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, has been recognized as an “outstanding investigator” by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for her research on wound healing. The designation carries a grant award in the amount of about $348,000 per year for five years, or a total of about $1.7 million.
While it sounds straight out of a Sci-Fi novel, Kevin Strange (CEO and cofounder) and his cofounder, Viravuth Yin, along with another researcher, Michael Zasloff, have identified a certain molecule (it’s called MSI-1436) that has demonstrated regenerative properties in the laboratory, first in zebrafish and then in mice. The goal now is to lead this drug candidate through clinical trials in large…
The answer to regenerative medicine’s most compelling question–why some organisms can regenerate major body parts such as hearts and limbs while others, such as humans, cannot–may lie with the body’s innate immune system, according to a new study of heart regeneration in the axolotl, or Mexican salamander, an organism that takes the prize as nature’s champion of regeneration.
At Colby College, students and faculty are studying clues to the world’s biggest challenges through the use of computational biology, an imposing blend of data and life science. Andrea Tilden, Associate Professor of Biology at Colby, is spending the year as a visiting scientist in bioinformatics at the MDI Biological Laboratory.
Novo Biosciences Inc., a spinoff of the MDI Biological Laboratory, has received a two-year, $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of a potential regenerative medicine therapy for the treatment of patients who have suffered an acute heart attack.