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Bringing Nerve Regeneration from Tank to Bedside: An Interview With Sandra Rieger, Ph.D.

Sandra Rieger, Ph.D, assistant professor at the MDI Biological Laboratory, discusses how her laboratory is utilizing zebrafish as a model to study wound healing mechanisms and nerve regeneration in patients with peripheral neuropathy in an interview that originally appeared in the online publication, Regenerative Medicine Network.

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New Clue from Fish About Healing Spinal Cord Injuries

In this guest post, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, discusses the research of Kenneth D. Poss, Ph.D., a 2016 visiting scientist at the MDI Biological Laboratory, on the regeneration of the spinal cord after injury in zebrafish.

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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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Cool Videos: Regenerating Nerve Fibers

If you enjoy action movies, you can probably think of a superhero—maybe Wolverine?—who can lose a limb in battle, yet grow it right back and keep on going. But could regenerating a lost limb ever happen in real life? In this guest post, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, discusses the how scientists including Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory are striving to understand how other organisms do this.

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Laboratory Receives Funds for Research on Peripheral Neuropathy

The MDI Biological Laboratory has received a grant of $456,500 over two years from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for the study of peripheral neuropathy. The grant will support research conducted by assistant professor Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, a disabling condition causing pain, numbness, tingling and temperature sensitivity in...

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Video Released in Observance of National Parkinson’s Awareness Week

In celebration of Parkinson’s Awareness last month, we launched a video celebrating two unique champions for research: Michael Westphal, a former competitive runner who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 49, and Aric Rogers, Ph.D., a scientist at the MDI Biological Laboratory who was motivated to study neurodegenerative diseases by a family history of Huntington’s...

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Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory Are Unlocking the Mechanisms of Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory are identifying the basic mechanisms behind Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological disease affecting millions of people worldwide. The research could some day lead to treatments for a disabling condition for which medicine now has nothing to offer other than symptomatic relief. Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder of the nervous...

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