September 2, 2015

What is a “Discovery Course?” HHMI Program Alumni Find Out

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By Diana Kenney After spending two days and evenings observing the MBL Physiology class in action, Juan Pablo Ruiz texted to his mother, “This is the way science should be — curiosity, freedom, and intensity.” Ruiz was visiting the MBL with 11 other alumni of the Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP), an initiative of the […]

From Octopus Development to Arctic Change: UChicago Graduate Students Pursue Research Questions at the MBL

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By Kelsey Calhoun From octopus embryology to the proteins active in Arctic soil, University of Chicago graduate students are exploring a range of questions at the MBL this summer as recipients of a University of Chicago Graduate Student Research Award. Now in its second year, this program enables selected UChicago students to enroll in an […]

Forbes Lecture to Explore Sodium and Calcium Channels from Discovery to Current Understanding

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MBL Celebration of Discovery to Focus on Research and Education Partnerships and Opportunities

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Neuroscientists Invited to Apply for a Travel Award to Attend the SPINES Neuroscience Symposium in Chicago

Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW to Perform at MBL, July 26

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MBL’s Semester in Environmental Science Open to UChicago Students

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What a Winter! But We’ve Got This

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MBL Study Details Impact of Genetic Defect on Nerve Cells in Parkinson’s Disease

Reconstruction of a lamprey reticulospinal synapse overlaid onto an electron micrograph of the same synapse. This image appeared on the cover of the February 1, 2015 issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell. Credit: David J. Busch and Paul A. Oliphint, University of Texas at Austin; Jennifer R. Morgan, MBL.

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu Parkinson’s disease is a slow-progressing neurodegenerative disorder that afflicts about 4 to 6 million people worldwide, most of them over the age of 50. Its major symptoms are problems with movement: shakiness, slowness, rigidity, imbalance, and difficulty walking. There is no known cure. The causes of Parkinson’s […]

Donation from Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation Supports New UChicago Professorship in Tissue Engineering with Appointment in MBL’s Bell Center

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