A group of biology students from Bowdoin College took the opportunity over spring break to do something they don’t typically get to do in their weekly classes—dive deeply into a research project by conducting a multi-day experiment at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Hugo de Jonge, an associate professor at Erasmus Medical Center in The Netherlands and director of the MDI Biological Laboratory’s new biomedical innovation course, “Applications of Organoid Technology,” discusses the potential of this fascinating new “mini-organ” technology in this exclusive editorial in Regenerative Medicine Network. The course will be held at the MDI Biological Laboratory May 27 through June 2.
MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Dustin Updike, Ph.D., is mentioned in this interview with developmental biologist Susan Strome, Ph.D., of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Strome credits Updike, a former post doc in her lab, with applying “great imagination, determination, and excellent technical skills” to his research on germ granules in the roundworm, C. elegans. Strome will speak at the MDI Biological Laboratory on June 18.
MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Dustin Updike, Ph.D., comments in this article on the discovery that P granules aren’t hard kernels as previously believed, but behave like like oil droplets in water. This phenomenon, called phase separation, is believed to be a way of organizing molecules within the cell. P granules are the only cells in sexually reproducing animals that have the potential to give rise to all the cell types of each subsequent generation.
Listen to this “Senior Talk” podcast from Voice of Maine radio featuring MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Aric Rogers, Ph.D., talking with host Carol Higgins Taylor about his research on aging and the breakthroughs that are on the horizon to extend healthy human lifespan.
Listen to this “Senior Talk” podcast from Voice of Maine radio featuring MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., talking with host Carol Higgins Taylor about her research on a treatment for peripheral neuropathy, a potentially disabling condition causing pain, tingling and numbness in the hands and feet.
This article on the MDI Biological Laboratory appeared in “2018 Overview: An In-Depth Look at Hancock County Business,” an insert in the Feb. 22 edition of the Mount Desert Islander and the Ellsworth American. The article discusses the discovery of MSI-1436, a drug to regenerate heart muscle tissue after a heart attack; the formation of Novo Biosciences, a spinoff formed to develop he MSI-1436; and other startups being incubated at the MDI Biological Laboratory.
Coagulation Sciences LLC, a medical device startup engaged in product development at the MDI Biological Laboratory, has chosen Enercon Technologies Inc. of Gray to manufacture a desktop device that enables caregivers to quickly analyze the causes of blood-clotting disorders.
Health columnist Diane Atwood writes in her popular “Catching Health” column about new research by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., on the causes of glucose-induced peripheral neuropathy, which causes pain, tingling and numbness in the hands and feet. Her research could one day lead to a cure for this potentially disabling condition, which affects millions of diabetics worldwide.
This TV segment explores a new mobile app developed by Anecdata.org, a tech startup being incubated on the campus of the MDI Biological Laboratory. The new app helps citizen scientists from around the world to easily gather, analyze and share environmental data from the field.