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eelgrass Stonington Project to Engage Youth as 'Citizen Scientists'
April 17, 2014 | In The News

Island students aged 10 to 18 are invited to attend a free April 23 workshop in Stonington to learn how to map local eelgrass beds.
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Rafael Grossmann, M.D. Improving Healthcare with Hi-Tech Connectivity at the MDI Science Café
February 28, 2014 | Press Release

BAR HARBOR – Rafael Grossmann, M.D., a general and trauma surgeon at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, will talk about the power of new technology to improve connections between medical providers and patients, especially in a rural state like Maine, at the Science Café to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 at McKays Public House in Bar Harbor.
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Voot Yin and Kevin Strange "MDI Lab Helping to Shape Bio Industry"
February 20, 2014 | In The News

Maine Biz, the state's leading business journal, last fall profiled 10 people who it said are "shaping the future of Maine's economy."
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Boats in Frenchman Bay Science Cafés Begin with the Future of Frenchman Bay
January 24, 2014 | Press Release

BAR HARBOR – Jane Disney, Ph.D., and Charles Wray, Ph.D., scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory, will address the question “Is there a sustainable future for Frenchman Bay?” at the first of the winter series of science cafés sponsored by the MDI Bio Lab. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 (rescheduled from Feb. 5) at McKays Public House in Bar Harbor.
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Watch Voot Yin's TEDx Talk
November 27, 2013 | Press Release

"I am a regeneration scientist, and I believe in a world where we can dramatically enhance our ability to heal." Watch Voot Yin's talk at the TEDxDirigo event on November 3, 2013, in Brunswick, Maine, to learn what research at MDIBL means for human health.
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Volunteers preparing eelgrass for transplantation into Frenchman Bay. MDIBL Lands $239,000 Grant for Eelgrass Restoration in Frenchman Bay
November 14, 2013 | Press Release

BAR HARBOR – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded the MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) a grant of $239,000 for its eelgrass restoration project in Frenchman Bay. The grant will enable the Lab and its partners to restore an additional 214 acres of subtidal habitat off Lamoine, Bar Harbor, and Trenton over the next two years.
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Kevin Strange and Voot Yin MDIBL Innovators on Top Ten List for Shaping the Future of Maine's Economy
October 14, 2013 | In The News

Every year, Maine's leading business journal, MaineBiz, publishes the "Next" list of ten "innovative business people" who "hold tremendous promise for the state." This year, MDIBL director and CEO Kevin Strange and assistant professor Voot Yin are on that list for their pursuit of research in regenerative biology and their founding of the Lab's first spin-off company. Novo Biosciences Inc. will develop new, small molecule therapies that reactivate and stimulate innate healing abilities in humans and animals.
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Kevin Strange, Ph.D., MDI Biological Laboratory President MDIBL Snags $13 Million Federal Grant
September 26, 2013 | In The News

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory has won a $12.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to move forward its regenerative medicine research. The grant will run until 2017.
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MDIBL Receives $13 Million Grant for Center of Biomedical Research Excellence
September 25, 2013 | Press Release

BAR HARBOR – Today U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Representative Mike Michaud announced that the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) will receive a grant totaling nearly $13 million from the National Institutes of Health to support research to enhance tissue repair and regeneration, and extend healthy lifespan. The competitive grant will provide funding to scientists working in the Kathryn W. Davis Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine at MDIBL for the next five years.
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MDIBL Scientist Receives Prestigious Award to Study Aging
September 6, 2013 | Press Release

BAR HARBOR – Aric Rogers, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, has received a New Scholar in Aging Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation. The award will provide $400,000 to support research in his lab over the next four years.
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