Scientists have long known that chronic exposure to psychosocial stress early in life can lead to an increased vulnerability later in life to diseases linked to immune dysfunction and chronic inflammation. Developmental biologist James A. Coffman, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, and his team are beginning to elucidate the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has announced that it will grant a patent to MDI Biological Laboratory scientists Voot P. Yin, Ph.D., and Kevin Strange, Ph.D., and their collaborator Michael Zasloff, M.D., Ph.D., for use of the small molecule MSI-1436 to stimulate the repair and regeneration of heart tissue damaged by injuries such as a heart attack.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received a grant of $456,500 over two years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the study of peripheral neuropathy.
The Board of Trustees of the MDI Biological Laboratory has announced the appointment of Ned Cloonan of Greenwich, Conn., to the Board of Trustees.
Maine artist Judy Taylor will discuss how science and art have been aligned through the centuries in a talk entitled “The Science Behind the Painting/The Science Behind the Paint” at an Art Meets Science Café to be held Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at 5 p.m. at the MDI Biological Laboratory’s Kinne Library.
Bruce A. Stanton, Ph.D., the director of the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program and a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, will deliver a presentation entitled “What’s in Your Drinking Water?” at an MDI Science Café to be held Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at 5 p.m. in the Kinne…
Many lower organisms retain the miraculous ability to regenerate form and function of almost any tissue after injury. Humans share many of our genes with these organisms, but our capacity for regeneration is limited. Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, are studying the genetics of these organisms to find out how regenerative mechanisms might be activated in humans.
Art writer Carl Little and his brother, artist David Little, will talk about the making of their new book, “Art of Acadia,” at an Art Meets Science Café to be held at the MDI Biological Laboratory’s Kinne Library at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.
Kevin Strange, Ph.D., has announced that he plans to step down as president of the MDI Biological Laboratory when his current term ends in July 2018.
The MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a new 6,560-square-foot training laboratory that will double the laboratory’s capacity to provide hands-on training for students and teachers in biomedical research each year.