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Take a Closer Look: Microscopy at MDIBL

Over the last few years, the MDI Biological Laboratory has heavily invested in the LMF, primarily with the with support of the Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) grant. INBRE, which aims to build research capacity in states that have historically received lower levels of funding,  is a collaborative network of Maine educational…

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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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Session with a Scientist: Aric Rogers, Ph.D.

In this Session with a Scientist, we sit down with Aric Rogers, Ph.D., to learn more about the important initiative he’s been working on and to hear the incredible impact donors have on his research.

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Anecdata.org: Citizen Science keeps us connected while we’re apart

MDI Biological Laboratory has moved quickly to continue providing opportunities for educational experiences and public engagement in scientific research. Anecdata.org, our online citizen science platform, is just one way we’re increasing our connectivity with like-minded people while we all need to stay apart to slow the spread of COVID-19. Based out of our Community Lab,…

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Big Data: Computational Biology Opens a New Window on the World’s Challenges for Colby Scientists

In this excerpt from an article in Colby Magazine by Kate Carlisle, genomics expert Andrea R. Tilden, Ph.D., The J. Warren Merrill Associate Professor of Biology at Colby and a visiting scientist in bioinformatics at the MDI Biological Laboratory, discusses the evolution of the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology.

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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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Sea Urchin Regeneration May Help Us Understand Aging

This guest post from “Biomedical Beat,” the blog of the National Institute for General Medical Sciences, describes research by a team led by Andrea Bodnar, Ph.D., of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and including James A. Coffman, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory on the fountain-of-youth characteristics of sea urchins and what they can tell us about human aging.

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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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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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