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HoL1day Tree

Hannah Somers, a research assistant in the Rollins lab, created this composite image of L1 C. elegans. C. elegans have four larval stages before adulthood – L1 is the first larval stage after hatching. These images were taken to understand how intermittent fasting impacts L1 C. elegans and protein translation rates. L1 C. elegans enter an ageless state of arrest when fasted, making...

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Zoe Reflects On Her REU

This summer, we had the pleasure of welcoming Zoe Reich as one of MDI Biological Laboratory’s 2022 undergraduate summer fellowship students.  During their 10-week residential mentored research experiences, students also participate in MDIBL's scientific seminar program and professional development workshops.

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The Beauty of Science

Science is a complex and ever-evolving field. Advances in microscopy in recent years now allows scientists to capture the beauty of nature at the most minute levels.

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Identifying the Cellular Pathways Responsible for Extending Healthy Lifespan

“The synergistic extension is really wild. The effect isn’t one plus one equals two, it’s one plus one equals five.” Jarod Rollins, Ph.D. “The synergistic extension is really wild,” said Rollins, who is the lead author with Jianfeng Lan, Ph.D., of Nanjing University. “The effect isn’t one plus one equals two, it’s one plus one...

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