September 2, 2014

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

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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: […]

In the Whitman Center: Tadpoles Aid Neural Regeneration Research

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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”

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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National Xenopus Resource at MBL Innovates New Way to Study Proteins

Xenopus laevis, the African Clawed Frog. Photo credit: National Xenopus Resource, MBL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.— Proteomics, the study of large groups of proteins, can enhance our understanding of a wide range of organisms, with applications in medicine and developmental biology. Such analyses traditionally require a complete genome for the organism being studied in order to obtain […]

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 […]

Neill To Discuss Deforestation, Agriculture, and Future of the Amazon at July 3 MBL Friday Evening Lecture

Christopher Neill

MBL, Woods Hole, MA—The Amazon Basin of Brazil contains the earth’s largest tropical rainforest. Over the last two decades it has also become the world’s largest agricultural frontier. Dr. Christopher Neill, Director of the Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), will discuss how new cropping systems in the Brazilian Amazon influence the regional […]