James Godwin will give a talk about organ regeneration Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. in the Kinne Library at the MDI Biological Laboratory. The talk, the first in the 2019 MDI Science Café series, is titled “Unlocking the Potential for Repair and Regeneration of Human Limbs, Hearts, Brains and Other Organs.”
Health writer Diane Atwood discusses the research of MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James Godwin, Ph.D., on limb and heart regeneration in the salamander in her most recent “Catching Health” column.
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.
A leader in regenerative medicine research will discuss the future of the field in the last of three public lectures in Maren Auditorium at the MDI Biological Laboratory on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m.
Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory and Novo Biosciences have identified a drug candidate to restore heart muscle function following a heart attack. Their research on the role of MSI-1436 in regenerating heart muscle tissue in zebrafish and mice was described in a paper in the peer-reviewed journal “npj Regenerative Medicine.”
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.
The top of the food chain can learn quite a bit from those at the bottom. While some fish and other lower organisms can regenerate tissue, we humans lag behind. Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, are digging into the genes of these enviable organisms to learn how to activate such regenerative mechanisms in humans. They have just identified genetic regulators governing regeneration that are common across species.
If the axolotl loses a limb after injury, the salamander is able to regrow it. Someday, researchers hope, humans will be able to do this as well.
In this interview, Drs Benjamin L King (Senior Staff Scientist) and Voot P Yin (Assistant Professor) from MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor (ME, USA), discuss their discovery of a common miRNA-regulated genetic network of genes controlling limb regeneration in regenerative species and the path ahead, as well as the implications for this research and some of the wider roles miRNAs play in regeneration.
Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory (Bar Harbor, ME, USA) have identified a common genetic regulator governing regeneration across species, which they hope could help improve wound healing, prosthetic devices and full limb regeneration.