October 31, 2014

Tarantula Toxin is Used to Report on Electrical Activity in Live Cells

Fluorescent tarantula toxin reveals location of resting ion channels in live cells. Tarantula toxin (red) binds to potassium channels (green). Yellow indicates colocalization. Courtesy of Jon Sack.

MBL Neurobiology Course Students Contribute to Probe’s Development With Scientists from UC-Davis and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Contact: Diana Kenney 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Crucial experiments to develop a novel probe of cellular electrical activity were conducted in the Neurobiology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in 2013. Today, that optical probe, which combines […]

MBL Falmouth Forum Announces New Season

MBL Falmouth Forum

WOODS HOLE, MA—The MBL Associates are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2014-2015 season of the MBL Falmouth Forum. Now in its 24th year, the Falmouth Forum has provided audiences from the Cape Cod community with a wide range of intellectual and artistic experiences. Supported in part by the Falmouth Forum Endowment, the Falmouth […]

Swope Center Getting a New Lift – Elevator Project Breaks Ground

Swope elevator ground-breaking: (left to right) Tsoi-Kobus Architect Jonathan Cohen, MBL Facilities Consultant Tom Vautin, MBL Director and President Joan Ruderman, Shawmut Project Manager Justin Bernard, and Project Superintendent Jay Dupre.

On September 30, MBL President and Director Joan Ruderman donned a hard hat and ceremoniously dipped a shiny shovel into the ground to kick off the construction of the Swope Center elevator and accessible public restrooms project. Helping her break ground were Tsoi-Kobus architect Jonathan Cohen, MBL Facilities consultant Tom Vautin, Shawmut Construction project manager […]

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Microscopist and MBL Visiting Scientist and Faculty Member Eric Betzig

Eric Betzig tests one of his super-resolution microscopes, still under development, at the MBL. Credit: Tom Kleindinst

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-685-3525 (cell); 508-289-7139 dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.—When Eric Betzig loaded his hand-built, “bleeding edge” super-resolution microscope into an SUV in 2007 and drove it up to the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) for biologists to “test drive” it, it was immediately embraced as a major breakthrough in […]

Julie Huber Delves into the Deep-Sea “Dark Energy Biosphere”

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Congressman Bill Keating Visits the MBL

Salt Marsh Strategies: How Plum Island is Holding Up Against Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change

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@MBL: A New Method for Checking the Ocean’s Health

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Biological Bulletin Editor James L. Olds to Lead National Science Foundation Biological Sciences Division

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Printable version (pdf) MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—James L. Olds, editor-in-chief of The Biological Bulletin, the 100+ year-old general biology journal published by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), has been selected by The National Science Foundation to serve as assistant director for the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). BIO’s mission is to enable discoveries for understanding […]

University of Chicago Graduate Student Research Awardees Discover the MBL