The MDI Biological Laboratory is identifying a new healing mechanism using fruit flies.
In 2000, researchers Steven Austad, now of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and S. Jay Olshansky of the University of Chicago, each bet $150 over whether the first person who could live to age 150 was already born.
Limb regeneration may seem like a science-fiction super power reserved for lizards and starfish, but a new study is helping scientists make more sense of the strange ability.
We speak with scientists and researchers about brand new longevity research, and what they are learning about the limits to how long humans can live.
Is it possible that human beings may soon live to the age of 150? One of the nation’s leading longevity researchers says “absolutely.”
The connections between art and science may not be immediately apparent.
The ability to grow a new limb may seem like something straight out of science fiction, but new research shows exactly how animals like salamanders and zebrafish perform this stunning feat—and how humans may share the biological machinery that lets them do it.
A native grass vital to Maine’s fisheries is disappearing, leaving scientists to investigate. Scientists are gathering in Southwest Harbor to investigate eelgrass that are going missing in the state’s waters.
The MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor is asking citizen scientists for help figuring out why eelgrass is disappearing from coastal Maine.
The MDI Biological Laboratory will kick off its 2016 series of Art Meets Science Cafés on Monday, June 20, at 5 p.m. with a presentation entitled “A History of Scientists and Artists Working Together in Acadia” by Catherine Schmitt, an environmental scientist and author.