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…
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
Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory and the University of Maine have discovered that genetic material in the cell that was previously thought to be “junk” because of its apparent lack of function likely plays a part in regulating genetic circuits responsible for regeneration in highly regenerative animals. The discovery could one day lead to the development of drugs to trigger humans’ dormant pathways for regeneration.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that President Kevin Strange, Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, $12 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant. The COBRE funding will support the continued growth and development of the Kathryn W. Davis Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine, which was foun…
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.