The unique story behind the discovery of a natural compound with the potential to trigger humans’ dormant powers of regeneration will be the subject of The President’s Distinguished Lecture, “Unlocking Our Regenerative Power: Nature’s Regeneration Drug,” to be delivered on Wednesday, July 18, by Kevin Strange, Ph.D., president of the MDI Biological Laboratory.
The answer to regenerative medicine’s most compelling question — why some organisms can regenerate major body parts such as hearts and limbs while others, such as humans, cannot — may lie with the body’s innate immune system, according to a new study of heart regeneration in the axolotl, or Mexican salamander, an org…
Novo Biosciences Inc., a spinoff of the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, has announced that it has received a two-year, $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of MSI-1436 as a potential regenerative medicine therapy for th…
Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory and Novo Biosciences have identified a drug candidate to restore heart muscle function following a heart attack. Their research on the role of MSI-1436 in regenerating heart muscle tissue in zebrafish and mice was described in a paper in the peer-reviewed journal, npj Regenerative Medicine.
The MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, has announced that James Godwin, Ph.D., has joined the faculty as a research scientist. Godwin has a dual appointment at the MDI Biological Laboratory and The Jackson Laboratory, also located in Bar Harbor, where he is a research scientist.
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 new discoveries about the mechanisms underlying the regeneration of heart tissue by Assistant Professor Voot P. Yin, Ph.D., which raise hope that drugs can be identified to help the body grow muscle cells and remove scar tissue, important steps in the regeneration of heart tissue.
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.