MDI Biological Laboratory scientist advances prospect of regeneration in humans

BAR HARBOR – In a seminal 2013 study, MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James Godwin, Ph.D., discovered that a type of white blood cell called a macrophage is essential to limb regeneration in the axolotl, a Mexican salamander that is nature’s champion of regeneration. Without macrophages, which are part of the immune system, regeneration did not [...]

2021-12-20T22:51:02+00:00November 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maine cities rank high in national livability study, and they do it on their own

Four Maine communities rank as some of the country’s best small cities in which to live and work, a new study finds. And one Maine metropolis scores high without help from a big brother. The analysis, published by financial website WalletHub, compared 1,322 cities on the basis of 43 “key indicators of livability” in five areas: [...]

2021-11-19T16:30:58+00:00October 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Biological sciences industry on the rise in Maine, new report shows

Maine’s biological sciences industry is growing at a much faster rate than the state’s economy as a whole, bringing high-paying jobs to Mainers across the spectrum of education levels. The industry’s accelerating growth is among the findings of a report issued Thursday by the Bioscience Association of Maine, or BioME, a Portland-based trade association devoted [...]

2020-01-03T16:18:36+00:00October 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ellsworth’s haven for startups is looking for ‘the next IDEXX’

Christine Soto, a New York native and graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, worked 15 years for various companies in the research and development. But she was interested in focusing on the development of novel antibodies for strains of bacteria and virus that didn't receive much mainstream attention, like Lassa virus and meningitis. So she [...]

2018-09-06T12:52:28+00:00September 6th, 2018|NEWS, Uncategorized|0 Comments

TAMS Celebrates Maine BioScience Day

Seventh grade students from Thornton Academy Middle School learned about opportunities for STEM careers on November 8 for Maine BioScience Day.  Computer programmer Dave Libby from Fluid Imaging Technologies in Scarborough shared his educational and career path with the students while also describing the work he and his BioTech company do here in Maine. As [...]

2017-11-13T14:41:17+00:00November 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bigelow Laboratory Appoints New President and CEO

Following a comprehensive search, the staff and board of Bigelow Laboratory are pleased to announce that we have secured our next president and CEO – Dr. Deborah Bronk. She will begin her work with us on March 1, 2018. “Debbie’s passion for our oceans, scientific credentials, and national leadership experience will be invaluable as we [...]

2017-11-01T14:04:37+00:00November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maine Medical Center and partners receive $20 million NIH grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $20 million in research funding to Portland’s Maine Medical Center and its partners, the University of Southern Maine and the University of Vermont. The five-year grant will be used to establish the Northern New England Clinical and Translational Research Network, “a consortium dedicated to enhancing collaborative biomedical research [...]

2017-10-05T15:45:53+00:00July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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