August 28, 2015

Spider Silk Scientist Cheryl Hayashi to Kick Off MBL Friday Evening Lecture Series, June 19

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Spiders are the superstars of the natural world when it comes to spinning silk. Spiders reign supreme in the diversity of silks they can spin and the extreme toughness of silk rivals some of the best manmade materials. Capable of remarkable feats, spiders and their web spinning abilities have been the inspiration for ancient legends, […]

Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW to Perform at MBL, July 26

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The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Provides $1 Million Endowment for MBL Education Program

MBL President and Director, Huntington Willard (left) and BWF President Dr. John E. Burris

WOODS HOLE, MA—The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has received $1 million in endowment support from the The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) to fund students in the MBL’s advanced education program. Proceeds from this endowment gift will support students in the MBL courses traditionally sponsored by the Fund including Physiology, Biology of Parasitism, Frontiers in Reproduction, […]

MBL Ecosystems Center to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu   MBL Ecosystems Center to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Keynote Speech by John P. Holdren, Assistant to President Obama for Science and Technology,  Will Kick off June 5-6 Event Woods Hole, Mass. — The Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) will commemorate the […]

MBL Awards Fellowships to Science and Health Journalists to “Get Their Hands-On Research”

2009 Biomedical Fellow Juliana Tiroboschi  on the MBL's specimen collecting vessel, the R/V Gemma.

Contact: Diana Kenney 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass. – Fifteen 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 29th year, the Logan Science Journalism Program (SJP) […]

Can Photosynthesis be Measured Over Large Areas? MBL, Brown University Scientists Find a Way

Cameras and sensors installed in a tower at Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts continuously collect environmental data, including of photosynthetically active radiation. Credit: Jim Tang

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-389-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass., and PROVIDENCE, R.I.—By mounting cameras and spectral sensors over a forest canopy in central Massachusetts, scientists have developed an innovative system to measure plant photosynthesis over large areas, such as acres of crops or trees, using information on solar-induced fluorescence in the leaves. The […]

MBL To Offer Free Earth Day Screening of Penguin Documentary, April 22

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Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu   MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—“Why would anyone count penguins for a living?” Filmmakers Harriet Gordon and Peter Getzels set out to discover the answer to this question when they filmed “The Penguin Counters.” Families are invited to view this new documentary which will be screened at 10:00 AM on Earth […]

UChicago Metcalf Students to Conduct Summer Research at MBL

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During the summer of 2015, twelve undergraduates from the University of Chicago will gain substantive, project-based professional research experience at the Marine Biological Laboratory through the MBL/Jeff Metcalf Summer for Undergraduate Research Fellows program (SURF). The goal of the SURF Program is to introduce students to scientific research under the guidance and direction of MBL’s […]

Squid Enrich Their DNA “Blueprint” Through Prolific RNA Editing

The squid is a prolific "editor" of genetic information. Credit: Elaine Bearer

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 One of the surprising discoveries to emerge from the young field of comparative genomics is that drastically different organisms—humans, sea urchins, worms, flies —are endowed with a more or less common set of genes. Given a similar DNA blueprint, then, how do species develop such vast differences […]

MBL’s Semester in Environmental Science Open to UChicago Students

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