WABI TV5/The CW interviews Jane Disney, Ph.D., leader of the the MDI Biological Laboratory team that developed the new Anecdata.org mobile app, and other members of the team. The mobile app is a tool that allows citizen scientists to easily collect, analyze and share environmental data from the field. The app helps inform decision-making about human impacts on the environment and other serious public issues.
New research by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., and her team has demonstrated that an enzyme she had previously identified as playing a role in peripheral neuropathy induced by cancer chemotherapy also plays a role in peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes.
Fourth-grade students from all of the elementary schools in the Mount Desert Island Regional School System recently got a taste of what it’s like to be a scientist during a visit to the MDI Biological Laboratory, where they learned about the research being done there and got some hands-on experience.
This week, C What’s On radio welcomed Jeri Bowers, MDI Biological Laboratory’s Director of Development and Public Affairs, who spoke about some exciting developments in the field of regenerative medicine.
This article from the Maine Policy review explores the role of Anecdata.org, an innovative platform for citizen science projects to collect, manage and share environmental data developed by MDI Biological Laboratory faculty and staff, in providing the actionable data to effect environmental improvements.
This article discusses how Anecdata.org, a citizen science portal for crowd-sourcing environmental data from citizen scientists developed by MDI Biological Laboratory faculty and staff, is being used to measure “king,” or exceptionally high, tides in the Gulf of Maine.
Sam Beck has joined the faculty of the MDI Biological Laboratory as an assistant professor of computational biology. Beck will lead a research team focused on the study of progeria, or Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a rare, fatal, genetic condition characterized by accelerated aging in children.
This post from Discover Magazine’s blog by Christi Hughes, a conservation and research specialist at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, discusses how an online citizen science app developed by the MDI Biological Laboratory to crowdsource meaningful, actionable environmental data is facilitating the clean-up of plastic trash that threatens the lives of sea turtles.
Who would like to live forever? I don’t want to, but I would like to reach the ripe old age of 100 — healthy and with all systems intact! I recently met a scientist who gave me some food for thought on the subject. His name is Dr. Aric Rogers. He’s doing longevity research at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor and just received a $455,000 grant from the National Institute on Aging. It will allow him to continue studying the mechanisms in cells that govern longevity.