Research being conducted at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory could result in reduced nerve pain for cancer patients and potential treatment for other diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes and nerve damage caused by traumatic injuries.
Health research facilities, such as Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL), are essential in keeping America the global leader in medical research. It’s critical that these institutions, and those across our nation, are fully supported.
It’s not hard, exactly, to test your well water for arsenic. But it’s also not the type of thing many people think to do, even if they know their water may be affected.
Organic chemistry haunts most pre-med students, but not Sarah Reisman. The two-semester class was so invigorating that she abandoned her pre-med major to pursue chemistry.
World-class science happens every day on Mount Desert Island.
Transitioning discoveries from the laboratory into the marketplace was explored at the Northeast Regional IDeA Conference co-hosted by the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory at the Bar Harbor Club last week.
Kevin Strange, Ph.D., president of The MDI Biological Laboratory, has received a five-year, $2.1 million federal grant to study how proteins are regulated.
Dustin Shillcox, 31, lost movement from his chest down after a 2010 driving accident in which he was ejected 80 feet through his car window. Today he is using an experimental treatment called spinal cord epidural stimulation, which involves implanting an array of electrodes into his spine that are helping his brain learn how to walk again.
The new life sciences collaborative, known as the Life Sciences Group, or LSG, was started by the MDI Biological Laboratory in Salisbury Cove, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay and the Foundation for Blood Research in Scarborough.
The former Callahan Mine site in Brooksville, Maine, is providing research opportunities for scientists even as it undergoes cleanup per its designation by the Environmental Protection Agency as a Superfund site.