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Scientific discoveries of a lifetime — and beyond at MDI Bio Lab

Lori Valigra |

Scientists visit MDIBL to learn about the breadth of model organisms, including C. elegans roundworms, fruit flies, zebrafish, mice and African killifish that are used to study aging and disease.

The ripple effect of Jackson Lab's base-pay boost

The increase of minimum wage at Jackson Laboratory is getting praise from some politicians and educators in the state, with its rolling-out and effect on the community at large adding more talking...

Why is this Bar Harbor mainstay raising its minimum wage?

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Jackson Laboratory said it will adjust the wages of approximately 800 of its employees across the country by increasing the minimum wage for its full-time, frontline employees to $15 per hour.

Jackson Lab researchers discover way to identify tumor's cell of origin

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Researchers at Jackson Laboratory and their colleagues said they have discovered a precise and reliable way to identify the kind of cell that leads to acute myeloid leukemia, a fast-growing form of...

Venture-backed biotech companies race to public markets

Lori Valigra |

Biotechnology companies backed by venture capitalists continued to outpace the technology sector in both initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions in the second quarter of this year.

MDI Biological Lab researchers discover how salamanders regrow limbs

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Researchers at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor have discovered that zebra fish, bichirs and salamanders can create a lost limb or fin using the same tiny genetic components that have been...

ImmuCell looks to tax break to aid in Portland expansion

The Portland-based animal health products manufacturer ImmuCell Corp. (NasdaqCM: ICCC) is requesting a tax break from the city that will be used to help pay for a $3 million expansion at its...

Living to 150? Two scientists make a $300 bet with a $500M payoff

Lori Valigra |

BAR HARBOR — In 2000, researchers Steven Austad, now of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and S. Jay Olshansky of the University of Chicago, each bet $150 over whether the first person...

Jackson Lab spinoff grabs $2M for cancer treatment research

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Cyteir Therapeutics Inc., a spinoff of the Bar Harbor-based Jackson Laboratory, has been awarded a $2 million, two-year grant from the National Cancer Institute, under the Small Business Technology...

Jackson Lab researcher gets $3.3M to study fatigue syndrome

Lori Valigra |

A scientist at The Jackson Laboratory's Connecticut research arm will get $3,281,515 over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to find better ways to treat...

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