A researcher has identified a new mechanism for wound healing that has wide-ranging therapeutic potential for the treatment of injury, disease and even aging. Instead of replacing lost cells through cell division, the newly identified mechanism, which she has called wound-induced polyploidy, or WIP, maintains the size and function of injured or disease tissue by enlarging existing cells.
The Bar Harbor-based MDI Biological Laboratory has received a $20,000 grant to support a new course on aging that will examine the abilities by humans to repair and regenerate tissue as they get older.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received a grant to support a new course on aging that will draw internationally renowned scientists to Bar Harbor, Maine, to examine fundamental questions about our ability to repair and regenerate tissue as we age.
Recent research by Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory identifying the underlying mechanisms of peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage, has raised the prospect that drug therapies can be developed for the treatment of this condition, which causes pain, numbness and/or tingling in the hands and feet.
How can I live longer? That’s the big question for many people — and one of the answers may rest in a millimeter-long, dirt-dwelling roundworm.
An MDI Biological Laboratory assistant professor says he has identified processes that underlie how heart tissue regenerates, which in turn holds out hope of finding new drugs that can help the body grow muscle cells and get rid of scar tissue.
A common tropical fish may hold secrets that could help reduce the effects of heart disease, and now researchers are a step closer to discovering them.
A Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory researcher has discovered two potential drugs that might be used to reverse peripheral nerve damage, a common side effect of chemotherapy.
The MDI Biological Laboratory’s 2016 Art Meets Science exhibit, which celebrates the centennial of Acadia National Park, was featured in SciArt in America, the partner publication of the SciArt Center of New York.
A researcher in Bar Harbor has identified two drugs that could potentially be used to reverse peripheral nerve damage resulting from cancer chemotherapy and other causes.