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…
Fourth graders from elementary schools on Mount Desert Island and in Trenton visited the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor during the week of Nov. 26 for an introduction to biology.
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
The MDI Biological Laboratory welcomed state and national officials to a Nov. 2 workshop for scientist-mentors involved in an innovative new data-to-action citizen science program led by the laboratory.
The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced the completion of the Hamilton Pond dam repair. The dam creating the 51-acre pond, which is owned by the laboratory, partially collapsed in early February due to a high water event, resulting in a drop in the water level.
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.