Thanks to a $75,000 grant from The Cotswold Foundation, the MDI Biological Laboratory will add the African turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri) to its growing roster of animal models, thus strengthening the institution’s longstanding tradition of engaging in comparative research to gain an understanding of the mechanisms involved in aging and regeneration.
Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory, in collaboration with scientists from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, Calif., and Nanjing University in China, have identified synergistic cellular pathways for longevity that amplify lifespan fivefold in C. elegans, a nematode worm used as a model in aging research.
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.