July 28, 2014

“More than One Way to Be Healthy”: First Map of the Bacterial Makeup of Humans Relies on MBL Innovations, Insights

Caption for MBL image: Intestinal section from a gnotobiotic mouse model inoculated with selected human bacterial species. Blue=Bacteroides WH2, green=Bacteroides thetaiotamicron, pink=Bacteroides vulgatus, yellow=Collinsella aerofaciens, red=Ruminococcus torques. Credit: Yuko Hasegawa.

Printable version (pdf) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 13, 2012 AT 1 PM EST CONTACT:  Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory, 508-289-7139 or 508-685-3525 (cell); dkenney@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MASS.—The landmark publication this week of a “map” of the bacterial make-up of healthy humans has deep roots in an unexpected place: the ocean. Microbial communities that live […]

“Safe” Levels Of Arsenic In Drinking Water Have Negative Health Effects on Pregnant/Lactating Mothers And Offspring, Scientists Find

Printable version (pdf) Contacts: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory, 508-289-7139 or 508-685-3525; dkenney@mbl.edu Justin Anderson, Dartmouth College, 603-646-3017; justin.anderson@dartmouth.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MASS.—Exposure to arsenic in drinking water at the level the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently deems as safe in the United States (10 parts per billion) induces adverse health outcomes in pregnant […]