BENEFITING: Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
The MDI Biological Laboratory is a rapidly growing, independent non-profit biomedical research institution. Its mission is to improve human health and well-being through basic research, education, and development ventures that transform discoveries into cures.
Scientists and physicians from four Maine institutions: The MDI Biological Laboratory, The Jackson Laboratory, Maine Medical Center and its research institution, have partnered together to translate laboratory discoveries in mice and zebrafish into improved therapeutic tools for patients for early diagnosis, treatment or prevention of chronic kidney disease in humans. This novel, collaborative approach is cost effective and has the ability to dramatically increase the speed of discovery.