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Is Bioscience Rising in Maine?

There’s an emerging sense around Maine that the state’s biomedical research and development community is raising its profile in the world of bioscience. And whether or not Maine is ready to take on life-science heavyweights like Massachusetts or Maryland, the sector is growing significantly, while new collaborations among institutions – including MDIBL – are raising…

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Pilot project funding opportunity

Funding of up to $60,000 for one year (total costs) is available for scientifically meritorious projects. Pilot grant applications should focus on a one-year plan with experiments feasible for this time frame. Scientists and clinicians working at all Maine R&D organizations and education institutions are eligible to apply. Eligible investigators must hold an academic faculty…

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Cloud Computing 101

There’s a good chance that by now, many of you have heard of “cloud computing.”  You might have even read the recent news about the project carried out by the Maine INBRE Bioinformatics Core under the auspices of the NIH Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) Initiative. So what is cloud…

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Who Is Coming to the Regeneration Party?

MDI Biological Laboratory scientist, James Godwin, Ph.D., who studies heart and limb regeneration in the axolotl, a highly regenerative Mexican salamander, likes to compare the process of regeneration that takes place at the site of an injury to a party. Over the course of his career, he has identified who comes to the regeneration party…

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Making a Mouse More Like an Axolotl: How James Godwin’s Discoveries Are Helping Science ‘Pull the Levers of Regeneration’

Science is now inching closer to the answer thanks to new research by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James Godwin, Ph.D. Following in the laboratory’s tradition of using comparative biology to gain insights into human health, Godwin has compared the molecular mechanisms governing regeneration in a highly regenerative salamander to those in the mouse, which has…

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Aric Rogers, Ph.D., promoted to Associate Professor

The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the promotion of Aric Rogers, Ph.D., to Associate Professor, effective January 10, 2021. Rogers joined the MDI Biological Laboratory as an Assistant Professor in early 2013. He and his research team are working to understand not only how dietary restriction works to increase health and…

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The Aging Mind: A Team Approach to Understanding the Relationship Between Aging, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

If there is a threat with the potential to overwhelm the health care system on a scale comparable to that of COVID-19, it is Alzheimer’s disease. We are on the brink of an epidemic of this deadly disease: the number of people with Alzheimer’s is expected to more than double by 2050, from 6 million…

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MDI Biological Laboratory welcomes Prayag Murawala, Ph.D.

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How the Loathsome Fruit Fly Is Contributing to Important Wound Healing Research

This guest post is by Diane Atwood whose popular blog, “Catching Health with Diane Atwood,” is carried by the Bangor Daily News and other media outlets. Read other “Catching Health” posts.  

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