The interface between regeneration and aging will be the subject of a “Resetting the Aging Clock” lecture series for the public by leading scientists in the field of regenerative biology and aging to be held July 22 through Aug. 1 at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.
University of Maine neuroscientist Kristy Townsend, Ph.D., will talk about factors contributing to the national epidemic of obesity and overweight and steps individuals can take to control their weight at an MDI Science Café presentation at the MDI Biological Laboratory.
Vicki P. Losick, Ph.D.has been named as the inaugural recipient of an award from the William Procter Scientific Innovation Fund. The award will support her research at the MDI Biological Laboratory on
The MDI Biological Laboratory will sponsor a three-part lecture series for the public by the nation’s leading scientists in the field of aging research entitled “Live Longer, Live Better.” The lecture series will be held Aug. 6 through 10 at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that Sam Beck, Ph.D., has joined the faculty as an assistant professor of computational biology. Beck, 37, will lead a research team focused on the study of progeria, or Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a rare, fatal, genetic condition characterized by accelerated aging in children.
The recent advances in the science of aging will be the topic of an MDI Science Café presentation by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Aric Rogers, Ph.D., entitled “Slowing Aging to Prevent Age-Related Disease and Decline.” The café will be held on Monday, Aug. 7, at 5 p.m. at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor.
Exactly when does old age begin? Which health markers best predict who will live a long and healthy life versus a life spent in poor health?
Developing metrics to help answer these questions and to understand the tradeoffs between lifespan and health span is the subject of a recent paper by MDI Biological Laboratory scientists in Journals of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, a publication of the Geron…
Scientists have known for decades that drastically restricting certain nutrients without causing malnutrition prolongs health and lifespan in a wide range of species, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this effect have remained a mystery. In a paper recently published in the journal Aging Cell, MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Aric Rogers, Ph.D., sheds light on an important genetic pathway underlying this process, raising the possibility that therapies can be developed that can…