September 2, 2015

Erle Ellis to Discuss Ecology in a Human Biosphere at August 14 Friday Evening Lecture

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Edward Rubin to Discuss “Genomic Dark Matter” at August 7 Friday Evening Lecture

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Martin Cohn to Discuss Development and Evolution of External Genitalia at July 24 Friday Evening Lecture

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New Exhibit Celebrates Discovery at the MBL

Discovery Never Ends Exhibit Meigs Room

A new exhibit that chronicles milestones in the MBL’s 125+ year history is now open for viewing in the Meigs Room of the MBL’s Swope Conference Center, 5 North Street, Woods Hole. Anchored by a 22-foot timeline, the exhibit features MBL discoveries and achievements from the laboratory’s 1888 founding to recent milestones including the MBL’s […]

The Microbiome and Its Influence on Human Health and Well-Being Topic of July 10 MBL Friday Evening Lecture

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WOODS HOLE, MA—The microbiome—the communities of trillions of microorganisms that live in our guts—has been implicated in numerous aspects of our health and well-being. The average human gut contains 500 to 1,000 bacterial species, which contribute to our ability to digest our food, our potential to gain weight, and even influences aspects of our mental […]

World of Extreme Adaptation Explored at July 3 MBL Friday Evening Lecture

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WOODS HOLE, MA–Confronted with limited oxygen or nutrient availability, numerous organisms demonstrate evolutionarily conserved responses, markedly slowing or arresting fundamental biological processes to achieve a near quiescent physiological state. Although this unique defense strategy that permits adaptation and survival by “turning down to the pilot light” has been extensively studied for more than a century, […]

Parkinson’s Disease Topic of June 26 MBL Friday Evening Lecture

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WOODS HOLE, MA–The Earth’s population is aging fast, and the coming sharp increase in the number of people over age sixty-five will bring with it an epidemic of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Currently, no cures exist for any of the major neurologic disorders. Unless cures can be found, by 2050 […]

Spider Silk Scientist Cheryl Hayashi to Kick Off MBL Friday Evening Lecture Series, June 19

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Spiders are the superstars of the natural world when it comes to spinning silk. Spiders reign supreme in the diversity of silks they can spin and the extreme toughness of silk rivals some of the best manmade materials. Capable of remarkable feats, spiders and their web spinning abilities have been the inspiration for ancient legends, […]

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Provides $1 Million Endowment for MBL Education Program

MBL President and Director, Huntington Willard (left) and BWF President Dr. John E. Burris

WOODS HOLE, MA—The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has received $1 million in endowment support from the The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) to fund students in the MBL’s advanced education program. Proceeds from this endowment gift will support students in the MBL courses traditionally sponsored by the Fund including Physiology, Biology of Parasitism, Frontiers in Reproduction, […]

MBL To Offer Free Earth Day Screening of Penguin Documentary, April 22

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Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu   MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—“Why would anyone count penguins for a living?” Filmmakers Harriet Gordon and Peter Getzels set out to discover the answer to this question when they filmed “The Penguin Counters.” Families are invited to view this new documentary which will be screened at 10:00 AM on Earth […]