MDI Biological Laboratory

Archive for: The Rogers Lab

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.

Continue Reading

Give the Gift of Discovery

Isaiah Mansour, an undergraduate at the University of Maine, talks about how a Maine INBRE course on the molecular mechanisms of human disease at the MDI Biological Laboratory changed his life.

Continue Reading

MDI Biological Laboratory Featured on ‘Maine Calling,’ MPBN’s Popular Radio Call-In Show

What treatments can extend life? How solid is the evidence that they slow aging? How soon will we know about their impact on human health? What would be the social and environmental impacts if people routinely lived 25 percent longer than they do now? These and other tantalizing questions about aging were the subject of...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading