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Who Is Coming to the Regeneration Party?

New Research by James Godwin, Ph.D., in the Axolotl Offers Insight Into the Role of the Various Players at the Site of an Injury 

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Meet Our Postdocs: Marko Pende, Ph.D.

Marko Pende, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral researcher in the Murawala Lab, working with regeneration in axolotls. His specific interest is in how the peripheral nervous system affects regrowing an amputated limb.

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Making a Mouse More Like an Axolotl: How James Godwin’s Discoveries Are Helping Science ‘Pull the Levers of Regeneration’

When it comes to salamanders, observers of the natural world since the time of the ancient Greeks have wondered, Why can they regenerate their limbs and tails while humans cannot?

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Research by Iain Drummond, Ph.D., Brings Science Closer to Kidney Replacement Tissue

We all know our kidneys are charged with filtering our blood – an astonishing 52 gallons of it a day. But how does that actually happen? It turns out that it’s not unlike what one might imagine.

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Limb Regeneration: Fitting the Pieces of the Puzzle Together

“I think of the former state of the field as a puzzle in which the pieces have no pictures. Now, with the molecular and genetic tools in place, it can be thought of as a puzzle with pictures on the pieces, which means that the real work of fitting the pieces together can begin.” Prayag...

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New Tools Enable Cutting Edge Scientific Advances

In addition to new ways of viewing a living cell, we have also invested in new technologies that provide unprecedented ways to characterize all of the different cell types and cell states that are involved in the process of cell development, during the evolution of a disease state, and during regeneration after injury. Known as...

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MDI Biological Laboratory welcomes Prayag Murawala, Ph.D.

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This is Why: Elisabeth Marnik, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher

“The research and education we do here is so important for future generations, and I’m glad I can be part of it.” Elisabeth Marnik, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher Elisabeth says that being at the MDI Biological Laboratory has given her the opportunity to not only conduct and publish really exciting research, but she’s had the chance...

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MDIBL celebrates promotion of Dustin Updike, Ph.D., to Associate Professor

“You can’t overstate the effect that walking to work through this beautiful campus has on your well-being.  It clears your head and prepares you to do the best science possible.” Dustin Updike, Ph.D. The MDIBL community recently came together to celebrate the promotion of Dustin Updike, Ph.D., to Associate Professor. In the seven years that...

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