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.
In a January 13 Science Café entitled “Spatial patterns in well water quality: A view from MDI,” Sarah Hall, Ph.D., will talk about how the iconic geology of this region of Maine plays a role in what’s in our drinking water.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that Janis L. Coates, Ph.D., executive director of Southwest Harbor, Maine-based Island Readers & Writers has joined its board of trustees.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that Christopher Sighinolfi, a managing director in US Equity Research at Jefferies and one of Wall Street’s top-rated energy analysts, has joined its board of trustees.
“The Genetics of Addiction” will be the topic of a Sept 9 MDI Science Café presentation by Vivek Kumar, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor who researches behavior and behavioral abnormalities.