The development of new tools to work with the highly regenerative axolotl, or Mexican salamander, by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Prayag Murawala, Ph.D., is positioning the laboratory to become a global center for research on regenerative medicine using the axolotl as a model.
A team of scientists led by James Godwin, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory has come a step closer to unraveling the mystery of why salamanders can regenerate while adult mammals cannot with the discovery of differences in molecular signaling that promote regeneration in the axolotl, a highly regenerative salamander, while blocking it in the adul…
A team led by Iain Drummond, Ph.D., director of the Kathryn W. Davis Center for Regenerative Biology and Aging, has identified the signaling mechanisms underlying the formation of podocytes, which are tiny, highly specialized cells in the glomerulus, the cluster of blood vessels in the kidney where waste is filtered. The discovery opens the door to the development of therapies to replace or regenerate these cells, which are vital to ridding the body of toxins.
The MDI Biological Laboratory will collaborate with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an office of the state Department of Health and Human Services, on a five-year grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to improve access to safe drinking water in Maine.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received a grant of $3.14 million over five years from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for the development of artificial kidney tissue to replace human kidney tissue that is lost to disease or injury.
Dr. Allison Gardner from the University of Maine will share her research on socio-ecologic drivers of the growth of Deer tick populations and rise of tick-borne diseases in Maine.
Veterinarian and Maine Master Naturalist, Dr. Edwin Barkdoll will introduce Café attendees to what is happening under pond ice during the Maine winter.
Prayag Murawala, Ph.D., a scientist at the MDI Biological Laboratory, has received a grant of $332,000 to address the problem of tendon injury. He is seeking to determine if the same cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for regenerating tendons during limb regeneration in the axolotl, or Mexican salamander, also come into play during tendon regen…
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that Romain Madelaine, Ph.D., has been appointed to the faculty as an assistant professor. He will study neuron and muscle tissue regeneration at the laboratory’s Kathryn W. Davis Center for Regenerative Biology and Aging.