Maine Technology Institute funds MDI Biological Laboratory scientist


(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The Maine Technology Institute has awarded a grant to Sandra Rieger, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory to study peripheral neuropathy. The grant will allow Rieger to collaborate with scientists from the University of New England (UNE) in Biddeford, Maine, to ascertain if compounds she previously identified as preventing or somewhat reversing peripheral neuropathy in zebrafish are also effective in rats. The research is an important step in moving the compounds into human clinical studies.