In Hancock County, nearly 80 percent of residents drink from their own private well, meaning they’re responsible to check the water quality. The threat of toxins was a key topic of conversation Monday night.
Sarah Hall, Ph.D., professor of Earth Science at College of the Atlantic, will discuss how the iconic geology of the region of Mount Desert Island (MDI) plays a role in what is in our drinking water.
Vivek Kumar, a neuroscientist who researches behavior and behavioral abnormalities, will discuss how an improved understanding of genetic pathways could lead to new treatments and prevention of substance use disorders at an MDI Science Café presentation on Monday, Sept. 9.
“The Genetics of Addiction” will be the topic of a Sept. 9 MDI Science Café presentation by Vivek Kumar, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor who researches behavior and behavioral abnormalities.
The role played by science in charting the course of Acadia National Park’s future will be the subject of an MDI Science Café to be held Monday, Aug. 26, at 5 p.m. at MDI Biological Laboratory.
MDI Biological Laboratory President Hermann Haller will give a Science Cafe talk entitled “The Art of Medical Diagnosis: Training the Next Generation of Physicians and Scientists.” The café will take place at July 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the laboratory.
Retired physiologist and former MDI Biological Laboratory director David Dawson will discuss the history of interactions between natural science and economics Monday, June 24 at 5 p.m. at the laboratory’s Salisbury Cove campus.
The next MDI Science Cafe “The Search for Truth in the History of Science and Economics: Some Surprising Connections” with physiologist David C. Dawson will be held 5 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the Maine Center for Biomedical Innovation, MDI Biological Labratory, 159 Old Bar Harbor Road, Salisbury Cove.
University of Maine neuroscientist Kristy Townsend, Ph.D., will talk about factors contributing to the national epidemic of obesity, such as aging, appetite, diet, exercise and genetic predisposition, and how they are influenced by signaling between the brain and nervous system and the tissues.