March 3, 2015

Economic Costs of Climate Change Discussed at MBL Falmouth Forum Season Finale

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Contact: Susan Joslin (508) 289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—Professor Benjamin Jones will discuss climate change and economics at the final MBL Falmouth Forum of the season on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street in Woods Hole. Sponsored by the MBL Associates, and generously supported this season by […]

MBL Announces New Recipients of MBL-UChicago-Argonne Collaboration Awards

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The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has announced new recipients of the MBL-UChicago/Argonne Collaboration Awards. These awards support innovative scientific collaborations among faculty at the MBL and UChicago/Argonne, in service of laying the foundation for long-term interactions between the institutions. Teams of at least one UChicago/Argonne and one MBL resident scientist are eligible to receive the […]

What a Winter! But We’ve Got This

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Sewage Provides Insight into Human Microbiome

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Contact: Gina Hebert, MBL 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu Sandra McLellan, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences 414-382-1747; mclellan@uwm.edu WOODS HOLE, MA—A new study demonstrates that sewage is an effective means to sample the fecal bacteria from millions of people.   Researchers say the information gleaned from the work provides a unique opportunity to monitor, through gut microbes, the public […]

UChicago and MBL Announce Recipients of Lillie Awards for Collaborative Research

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MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have announced the 2015 recipients of the Frank R. Lillie Research Innovation Awards. The grant program honors Frank R. Lillie, the early 20th-century embryologist who served as the MBL’s second director and as chair of UChicago’s Department of Zoology. Awards are open […]

MBL Announces Recipients of the 2015 Whitman Center Investigators at the MBL Research Awards

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WOODS HOLE, MA—The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has announced the recipients of its 2015 Whitman Center Investigators at the MBL Research Awards. Each year, this program supports approximately 20 scientists from U.S. and international institutions who come to the MBL for six or more weeks in the summer to conduct independent research. Funds for the […]

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 […]

@MBL: Bill Klimm Profiled in Nature as “Unsung Hero” of Science

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Sea Slug has Taken Genes from the Algae it Eats, Allowing it to Photosynthesize Like a Plant, Study Reports

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Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.—How a brilliant-green sea slug manages to live for months at a time “feeding” on sunlight, like a plant, is clarified in a recent study published in The Biological Bulletin. The authors present the first direct evidence that the emerald green sea slug’s chromosomes have […]

Whales’ Teeth, Sea Cucumbers, and Castaways Topic of Next MBL Falmouth Forum, February 27

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Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu   WOODS HOLE, MA—Edward Melillo, Associate Professor of Global Environmental History at Amherst College, will present the next MBL Falmouth Forum, Friday, February 27 at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. Melillo’s lecture, titled “Out of the Blue: Nantucket and the Pacific World,” will […]