In this Q&A excerpt, MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James A. Coffman, Ph.D., speaks with Future Neurology about his research on the mechanisms by which chronic early-life stress increases adult disease risk. He uses zebrafish as a model organism to ask how such stress affects immune system development and regulation.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it is providing incubator space and associated scientific resources on its Bar Harbor campus to Coagulation Sciences LLC a Riverdale, N.Y- based development-stage medical device company. Coagulation Sciences is developing the Multiple Coagulation Test System (MCTSTM) to help hospitals minimize or eliminate unnecessary blood transfusions and their associated risks by providing information to physicians to arrest bleeding more rapidly.
Diets can prolong health and lifespan, but scientists haven’t known why until now, when researchers at MDI Biological Laboratory discovered a genetic pathway that explains the process. The hope is that one day it may lead to therapies that could extend our healthy years without requiring severe dietary restrictions.
A developing fetus is buffered from a lot of things, but if a pregnant woman is chronically stressed, she’s probably releasing a lot of the stress hormone cortisol into her bloodstream.
That extra cortisol may make the fetus more vulnerable to certain diseases as an adult. A team of scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine is trying to understand why.
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.”
In this RegMedNet podcast, MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Sandra Reiger, Ph.D., talks 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.