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Archive for: degenerative diseases

Rising Investigator Appointed to MDI Bio Lab Faculty

Emily Spaulding explores how disrupting basic cell organization leads to neurodegenerative disease

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Meet Our Postdocs: Dilawar Mir, Ph.D.

Dilawar Mir, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral researcher in the Rogers Lab, working the animal model C. elegans. He focuses on dietary restriction and extending lifespan in the short-lived worm.

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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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The Connection Between Your Diet and Your Longevity

This blog post by Diane Atwood on the research of MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Aric Rogers, Ph.D., originally appeared on Atwood's popular "Catching Health with Diane Atwood" blog, which is carried in the Bangor Daily News and other media outlets. Read more of Atwood's posts on Catching Health or listen to her podcasts.

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Walking in Support of Huntington’s Disease

In this post, MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Aric Rogers, Ph.D., discusses his participation in a recent walk in support of Huntington's disease. Photo caption (left to right): Marc Letendre, Nancy Patterson, Aric Rogers, Ph.D. 

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Report from the 2016 American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week: Using Stem Cells and Organoids to Build a New Kidney

Nephrologists have always been interested in basic biology. At the MDI Biological Laboratory, scientists have been making major scientific contributions to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of renal tubules and their implications for salt and water balance — and hence their effect on disease — for nearly a century. In recent years, the focus...

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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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Looking Beyond Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering: What if Lost and Damaged Tissues and Organs Could Be Regenerated Simply by Taking a Drug?

MDI Biological President Kevin S. Strange, Ph.D., discusses the laboratory's pioneering approach to regenerative medicine in an editorial that originally appeared in the online publication, Regenerative Medicine Network.

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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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