July 31, 2015

MBL Whitman Scientists Identify a Calcium Channel Essential for Deep Sleep

Dr. Llinás in his MBL lab. Photo credit: Tom Kleindinst

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 Written by Kelsey Calhoun WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Sleep seems simple enough, a state of rest and restoration that almost every vertebrate creature must enter regularly in order to survive. But the brain responds differently to stimuli when asleep than when awake, and it is not […]

MBL Neurobiology Course Faculty And Students Help Identify Gene That Promotes Chronic Itch

Parkinson’s Disease Topic of June 26 MBL Friday Evening Lecture

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WOODS HOLE, MA–The Earth’s population is aging fast, and the coming sharp increase in the number of people over age sixty-five will bring with it an epidemic of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Currently, no cures exist for any of the major neurologic disorders. Unless cures can be found, by 2050 […]

Neuroscientists Invited to Apply for a Travel Award to Attend the SPINES Neuroscience Symposium in Chicago

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 […]