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As Popular As Ever: MBMSS 2022

After two years of virtual events, people were thrilled at this year’s hybrid model, with comments such as: “It felt so good to be back in person and networking with so many engaging and intelligent people” common. Many also remarked that keeping an online component made the symposium more inclusive, enabling attendance from those who…

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Summer of Fun and Futures: Life in the Haller Lab

Keagan Dunbar and Alyssa Kent are rising seniors, spending their summer in the Haller Lab. Although only half-way through their time on campus, both already say they know it’s an experience of a lifetime. “I’m really happy here,” smiles Keagan, “I’ve learned so much more about the breadth of biomedical sciences and I know my…

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First Annual Statewide Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering

The University of Maine’s Institute of Medicine has announced the First Annual Statewide Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering, planned for October 13 and 14, 2022. MDI Biological Laboratory is proud to partner with the University of Maine, University of New England, Jackson Laboratory, the Roux Institute, Northern Light Healthcare and Maine Health to…

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MDI Biological Laboratory President Kevin Strange, Ph.D., Speaks to Maine Startups Insider About Novo Biosciences

The following post is excerpted from a “Founder Forum” interview with Kevin Strange, Ph.D., about Novo Biosciences that originally appeared in the online publication, “Maine Startups Insider (MSI).”

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Kevin Strange, Ph.D., Featured in Maine Magazine’s “50 Mainers” Issue

MDI Biological Laboratory President Kevin Strange, Ph.D., was featured in Maine magazine’s fifth annual “50 Mainers” issue, which highlights the careers of Mainers who are “leading by example.” The influential Mainers were recognized in the July issue for their “drive to do what’s best for their communities, no matter what the odds or expectations.” “They…

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‘Bridging Disciplines’ Video

Isaiah Mansour, Sam Landry and other science and engineering undergraduates explore approaches to biomedical research using concepts and tools that promote collaboration across disciplines in the “Bridging Disciplines: Navigating Successful 21st Century Careers in Biomedical Science” course.

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Vote ‘Yes’ on Maine Question 1 on June 13

MDI Biological Laboratory President Kevin S. Strange, Ph.D., addresses why it’s important for voters to go to the polls June 13 to vote “Yes” on Maine Question 1, a ballot referendum for a $50 million bond that is critical to retaining the state’s college graduates and to modernizing Maine’s economy.

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The Patient Perspective: How Patient Interaction Helps Laboratory Research

The importance of interaction between patients and researchers is the subject this discussion by MDI Biological Laboratory assistant professor, Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., who is studying chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy using the zebrafish as a research model.

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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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