September 21, 2014

A New Look at Old Forests: Study Revises Theory on Growth and Carbon Storage in Mature Trees

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Contact: Diana Kenney dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass.— As forests age, their ability to grow decreases, a new study by Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) scientists and colleagues has determined. Since most U.S. forests are maturing from regeneration that began about 100 years ago when extensive clear-cutting occurred, the study suggests the future growth of U.S. […]

@MBL: Science Journalism Fellows Conducting Urban Mosquito Habitat Studies

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MBL Career Development Program Launches Second Year

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Printable version (pdf)   Contact: A. Kristine Johnson 508-289-7766; kjohnson@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—The MBL will launch its second year of SUCCESS, a career development program for young scientists, on June 18, 2014. Chaired by MBL Director of Education Bill Reznikoff, SUCCESS (which stands for Shaping and Understanding Career Choices in Education, Science, and Self) is […]

MBL Awards Fellowships to Health and Environmental Science Journalists

SJP Biomedical Fellow Onche Onde and Brad Shuster, co-director of the Biomedical Course, at work in the lab at MBL. Credit: Melanie DG Kaplan

Contact: Diana Kenney 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass. – Thirteen science journalists have been awarded Logan Science Journalism Fellowships from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), an international center for biological, biomedical, and environmental research and training and an affiliate of the University of Chicago. Now in its 28th year, the MBL’s Logan Science Journalism Program […]

MBL Director Joan Ruderman Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-appointment

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WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Joan Ruderman, president and director of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), announced May 19 that she will not seek reappointment once her current term at the University of Chicago-affiliated lab expires in October. She agreed to stay in her position at least through the fall during the search for a new director. Ruderman […]

MBL’s Jerry Melillo at White House to Release Third National Climate Assessment, May 6

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Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-685-3525 (cell) WASHINGTON, D.C., and WOODS HOLE, Mass.— Jerry M. Melillo, Distinguished Scientist at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) will join John Holdren, Assistant to the U.S. President for Science and Technology, and other administration officials, to release the Third National Climate Assessment at […]

MBL’s Jerry Melillo, Leader in Ecosystems Research and Climate Assessment, is Elected to National Academy of Sciences

MBL Distinguished Scientist Jerry M. Mellilo, chairman of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee. Credit: MBL, Woods Hole

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Jerry M. Melillo, Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Academy announced this week. Election to the Academy recognizes distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, […]

Jellyfish Images by MBL’s Osamu Shimomura Light Up an Edinburgh Square

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New Internships Allow Eight UChicago Undergrads to Spend Summer at Marine Biological Laboratory

Eight students in the College will spend their summer there as research interns through the Metcalf program. - See more at: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2014/04/15/new-internships-allow-eight-undergrads-spend-summer-marine-biological-lab#sthash.ATqygHNX.dpuf

By Dianna Douglas, University of Chicago   Eight students in the College will spend their summer as research interns at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts, marking a new phase in the affiliation between the lab and the University of Chicago that will allow students to pursue significant scientific projects. “The student interns will make […]

Sensing Gravity with Acid: Scientists Discover a Role for Protons in Neurotransmission

The toadfish (Opsanus tau) is a model organism used by the Highstein lab to study hearing, balance and synaptic transmission. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.—While probing how organisms sense gravity and acceleration, scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the University of Utah uncovered evidence that acid (proton concentration) plays a key role in communication between neurons. The surprising discovery is reported this week in Proceedings of the […]