The development of a new imaging technique by Prayag Murawala, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory and his collaborators, however, enables unprecedented insight subcellular structures, tissues, organs and even whole organisms, and — because of its wide applicability — broadens the range of animal models that can be studied, processes that can be explored and biological questions that can be addressed.
Research by scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, is opening up new approaches to promote tissue regeneration in organs damaged by disease or injury.
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.
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.
Though the ability to grow a new limb after injury or new heart muscle after a heart attack may seem like science fiction, regenerative biology may be closer than we think to achieving this goal. In a Jan. 14 science café entitled “Unlocking the Potential for Repair and Regeneration of Human Limbs, Hearts, Brains and Other Organs,” James Godwin, Ph.D., who studies regeneration in salamanders, will talk about how the potential for human…