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 the formation of the Morris Scientific Discovery Fund, which will provide a total of up to $250,000 per year for eligible research programs.
The MDI Biological Laboratory will sponsor a three-part lecture series for the public by the nation’s leading scientists in the field of aging research entitled “Live Longer, Live Better.” The lecture series will be held Aug. 6 through 10 at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.
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.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced the establishment of the William Procter Scientific Innovation Fund in honor of Dr. William Procter (1873-1951), a businessman, entrepreneur and scientist. Procter’s seven-part “Biological Survey of the Mount Desert Region,” published between 1927 and 1946, has been an invaluable resource for biologists studying the fauna of the Mount Desert region.
The board of trustees and staff of the MDI Biological Laboratory are pleased to announce that Hermann Haller, M.D., has been named the next president of the 120-year-old research institution. Haller will begin his appointment on July 26, 2018.