Research on sea urchins by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James A. Coffman, Ph.D., is cited in this article on the search for the elusive fountain of youth. Coffman, in collaboration with other scientists, found that sea urchins do do not undergo senescence as they age.
An MDI Biological Laboratory researcher has won a grant of up to $50,000 to use fruit flies to help study leading causes of blindness.
MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Dustin Updike, Ph.D., is quoted in this article from Quanta Magazine about how certain proteins aggregate like liquids in order to perform certain functions in the cell — a phenomenon called “liquid-liquid phase separation.”
People who pass by Hamilton Pond may have noticed it looks like a pond again. The stumps and vegetation that were visible until recently are back under water, signaling that repair work has been completed on the Hamilton Pond dam.
The MDI Biological Laboratory was a finalist for the 2018 Regenerative Medicine Network “Award for Cultivating Excellence.” The lab was one of only five finalists selected from a field of nearly 50 applicants and the only finalist from the United States. The lab is profiled in this Q&Ale from the publication.
The MDI Biological Laboratory’s Yin Laboratory was one of only five finalists for Regenerative Medicine Network’s “Award for Cultivating Excellence” and the only finalist from the United States.
The Working Waterfront, a publication of the Island Institute, looks at MSI-1436, a drug candidate discovered by MDI Biological Laboratory scientists Kevin Strange, Ph.D., and Voot Yin, Ph.D., with collaborator Michael Zasloff, M.D., Ph.D. The compound promises to regenerate heart muscle tissue after a heart attack.
The MDI Biological Laboratory was among the organizations that sponsored teams in the Maine Team Hope Walk for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America in Ellsworth on Oct. 14. Among the participants was Aric Rogers, Ph.D., whose research on interventions that slow aging has implications for the understanding of Huntington’s.
The MDI Biological Laboratory will take a national lead in teaching data literacy to students and teachers though a five-year, $1.2 million SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The goal is to establish a national learning model for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) secondary school education in data literacy.