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.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received a grant to support a new course on aging that will draw internationally renowned scientists to Bar Harbor, Maine, to examine fundamental questions about our ability to repair and regenerate tissue as we age.
The role of dietary restriction in extending lifespan is the subject of research being conducted at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, by visiting scientist Markus Schosserer, Ph.D., of the biotechnology department at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, in Austria.
New MDI Biological Laboratory faculty member Vicki Losick, Ph.D., is leading a research team focused on understanding how damaged cells repair themselves and how the ability to heal declines as we age.
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.
U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Representative Mike Michaud announced today that the MDI Biological Laboratory will receive a grant totaling nearly $13 million from the National Institutes of Health to support research to enhance tissue repair and regeneration and extend healthy lifespan.
Aric Rogers, Ph.D., assistant professor at the MDI Biological Laboratory, has received a New Scholar in Aging Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation. The award will provide $400,000 to support research in his lab over the next four years.