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…
Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory are identifying the basic mechanisms behind Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological disease affecting millions of people worldwide. The research could some day lead to treatments for a disabling condition for which medicine now has nothing to offer other than symptomatic relief.
Michael Westphal is a born athlete. All through high school and college, he ran competitively—track and cross country—and he was known throughout his state of Maine as one of the best.
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.