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This Is Why: Dean Read

In this excerpt from the MDI Biological Laboratory’s biannual news magazine, “Breaking Through,” MDI Biological Laboratory donor and volunteer Dean Read of Bar Harbor discusses what motivates him to give.

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James A. Coffman, Ph.D., Discusses How Stress Experienced During Early Development Programs Adult Disease Risk in Webinar

MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James A. Coffman, Ph.D., discusses his research on how chronic stress experienced during early development epigenetically programs adult disease risk in a live webinar sponsored by Neurology Central, an online publication based in the United Kingdom.

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Prolonging Your Healthy Years: An Interview With Aric Rogers, Ph.D.

Aric Rogers, Ph.D., assistant professor at the MDI Biological Laboratory, discusses how factors such as genetic variations and environmental conditions can influence lifespan in an interview that originally appeared in the online publication, Regenerative Medicine Network.

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A Biomedical Rationale for Having Strong Social Safety Nets

MDI Biological Laboratory Associate Professor James A. Coffman, Ph.D., discusses how susceptibility to disease is determined epigenetically — that is, by environmental influences that affect the developmental and physiological regulation of gene activity.

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Q&A with James A. Coffman, Ph.D.: Early-Life Stress in Adult Illness

In this Q&A from Future Neurology, MDI Biological Laboratory Associate Professor James A. Coffman, Ph.D., talks about his research on the mechanisms by which chronic early-life stress increases the risk of disease in adulthood.

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Zebrafish May Hold the Answer to Why Early-Life Stress Can Make You Sick When You’re an Adult

In her “Catching Health” blog, freelance health and wellness writer Diane Atwood discusses research by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James A. Coffman, Ph.D., on how exposure to stress early in life can lead to adult disease.

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Give the Gift of Discovery

Isaiah Mansour, an undergraduate at the University of Maine, talks about how a Maine INBRE course on the molecular mechanisms of human disease at the MDI Biological Laboratory changed his life.

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Aging, Just Another Disease

Is aging a natural process that should be accepted as inevitable, or is it pathologic, a disease that should be prevented and treated? Mutaz Musa, a physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, a health-care consultant and an entrepreneur, discusses this question in an article that originally appeared in “The Scientist.”

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MDI Biological Laboratory Featured on ‘Maine Calling,’ MPBN’s Popular Radio Call-In Show

What treatments can extend life? How solid is the evidence that they slow aging? How soon will we know about their impact on human health? What would be the social and environmental impacts if people routinely lived 25 percent longer than they do now? These and other tantalizing questions about aging were the subject of…

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