August 22, 2014

Susan Lindquist To Present Final Lecture in 2014 Friday Evening Series, August 22

Stanford Neurobiologist Carla Shatz Discusses Developmental Critical Periods and Alzheimer’s Disease at August 15 Friday Evening Lecture

Mitchell Sogin to Discuss “Long Tail of Microbial Populations” at August 8 Friday Evening Lecture

Timescales of Climate Change Topic of August 1 Friday Evening Lecture

Daniel Shrag

Calcification in Changing Oceans Explored in Special Issue of The Biological Bulletin

Branching coral
Acropora
sp. (Photo by Maria
Byrne, University of Sydney

Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—What do mollusks, starfish, and corals have in common? Aside from their shared marine habitat, they are all calcifiers—organisms that use calcium from their environment to create hard carbonate skeletons and shells for stability and protection. The June issue of the Biological Bulletin, published by the Marine Biological […]

Richard Hynes to Present “The Intelligent Glue that Holds us Together” at MBL Friday Evening Lecture, July 25

Use of Human Specimens in Genetic Research Topic of Special Bioethics Falmouth Forum at MBL, August 4

Pearl O’Rourke

Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The ethical implications of using human biospecimens in research will be discussed at the 2014 Fischbach Bioethics Falmouth Forum Lecture at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) on Monday, August 4.Pediatrician and health policy expert, Dr. P. Pearl O’Rourke will present “Do You Know Where Your Tissue Is: […]

Tickets Available for MBL Summer Concert, July 20; Event to Feature The Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla

MBL Summer Concert Curtis on Tour

MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—Tickets are still available for the July 20 performance by Curtis On Tour, a program of the Philadelphia-based Curtis Institute of Music, at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) on Sunday, July 20 at 7:00 PM in the Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. The annual MBL concert and fundraiser is made […]

July 18 Forbes Lecture: “Transparent Vertebrates Offer a Direct View of the Nervous System in Action”

Effect of Environmental Exposures on Human Fertility Among Topics to be Discussed at July 11 Friday Evening Lecture

Patricia Hunt

MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA— By comparison with other species, humans are not very adept at making babies; the rate of fetal loss is higher in humans than in any other species studied to date.To add to our reproductive woes, there is ample evidence that the incidence of human infertility has increased during the past several […]