Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory are focused on the study of aging and regeneration. But the laboratory also has a strong public outreach program designed to increased scientific literacy. One of its programs is “A Taste for Science” — a series of dinners that explore the science of food. In this segment, we explore “How Old Foods Keep You Young.”
This RegMedNet podcast talks to Sandra Reiger, Ph.D., about how the Reiger lab uses zebrafish as a model to study wound healing mechanisms and nerve regeneration in peripheral neuropathy. Dr Reiger provides her thoughts and opinions on the future of zebrafish in research and future regenerative medicine therapies.
The WABI TV5 morning crew spoke with Vicki Losick, Ph.D., and Bob Morris, Ph.D., from the MDI Biological Laboratory about research on wound healing in fruit flies.
In this interview, Professor Hermann Haller, M.D., faculty member at the MDI Biological Laboratory (Bar Harbor, ME, USA) and director of the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Hannover Medical School (Germany), discusses the possibility of utilizing stem cells for engineering new renal tissue and kidneys.
The MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, has announced that James Godwin, Ph.D., has joined the faculty as a research scientist. Godwin has a dual appointment at the MDI Biological Laboratory and The Jackson Laboratory, also located in Bar Harbor, where he is a research scientist.
Dr. Sandra Rieger of the MDI Biological Laboratory is studying the molecular mechanisms underlying peripheral neuropathy, a painful condition that causes pain, tingling and numbness in the hands and feet.
Evolution is allowing some urban fish to survive in a lethal, human-altered environment, according to new results published in the journal Science. While environmental change is outpacing the rate of evolution for many other species, Atlantic killifish living in four polluted East Coast estuaries turn out to be remarkably resilient. These fish have adapted to levels of highly toxic industrial pollutants that would normally kill them.
Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., conducts peripheral neuropathy research at MDI Biological Laboratory. A recent attendee of the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy 2016 International Research Symposium in Chicago, she recently wrote a post for the MDI Biological Laboratory’s blog, “Breaking Through,” that addresses in part her experiences at our symposium.
Editorial: Increasingly more studies of nontraditional vertebrate model organisms with extraordinary regenerative capacities are providing valuable insight into the mechanisms of complex tissue regeneration. Comparisons of equivalent stages of regeneration in multiple models offer the potential to identify conserved regulatory mechanisms that enable regeneration and contrast them with models that do not regenerate.
Medicine has long known that children who are exposed to chronic stress are more vulnerable as adults to diseases such as arthritis, cancer and heart disease — even mental illness. But the molecular mechanisms that are responsible are unknown. MDI Biological Laboratory scientist, Dr. James A. Coffman, Ph.D., is studying these molecular mechanisms in zebrafish, which share many of their genes with humans.