August 23, 2014

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

@MBL: Origin of Life Symposium Prompts Discussion on Early Evolution

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@MBL: Adam Cohen Receives Inaugural Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists

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PEP Broadens the Woods Hole Net

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By Laurel Hamers Among scientists, Woods Hole holds an international reputation as a hotspot for research. Especially during the summer, the community brims with geographic diversity, attracting visiting scientists from around the world. Yet it is still lacking in diversity in a very important aspect: with members of traditionally underrepresented groups in science in the […]

Becoming Fearless: The Neural Systems and Behavior Experience

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By Wojciech Mikoluszko The following is an edited interview with André Fenton of New York University and Hans A. Hofmann of University of Texas, co-directors of the MBL Neural Systems and Behavior (NS&B) course. This is your second year as NS&B co-directors, for which you spend eight weeks of your summer engaged in very intense […]

An MBL SUCCESS Story: Providing Career Guidance to Young Scientists

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By Laurel Hamers On a sunny summer day in Woods Hole, about seventy young scientists are eschewing the waterfront benches just outside their MBL labs and are instead packed into a non-air-conditioned room, listening attentively while munching on sandwiches. They’re not here for the free lunch they’re enjoying—most of them are already on an all-inclusive […]

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

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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 […]

In the Whitman Center: Tadpoles Aid Neural Regeneration Research

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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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Why Do Our Limbs Look the Way They Do? Ask a Skate

Skate swimming in MRC Laurel Hamers