November 23, 2014

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 […]

New Analysis Reveals Previously “Hidden Diversity” of Mouth Bacteria

This network analysis shows the distribution of oral sites in the human mouth based on the taxonomic units identified in ~6 million bacterial 16S rRNA gene reads by oligotyping. Samples were obtained from 148 healthy individuals; the oral cavity of each individual was sampled at 9 locations. Each circle represents a sample and is colored based on which oral site it is from. Clustering of the oral sites shows that samples from the same oral site across individuals are more similar to each other than samples from the different oral sites in a single individual.

Printable version (pdf) Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu   MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—A new computational method for analyzing bacterial communities has uncovered closely related, previously indistinguishable bacteria living in different parts of the human mouth. The technique, developed by Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) scientists, provides high taxonomic resolution of bacterial communities and has the capacity […]

“Where the Sun Never Sleeps (and Neither Do the Scientists)” – Field Notes from Toolik Lake, Alaska

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MBL Scientists to Participate in International Ocean Sampling Day

Marine diatoms. Credit: Gordon T. Taylor, Stony Brook University

Contact: Diana Kenney dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139; cell 508-685-3525 WOODS HOLE, Mass.— Saturday, June 21, 2014 is International Ocean Sampling Day. Scientists around the globe—including at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)—will be collecting water samples, each containing a myriad of microorganisms, from different sites in the ocean. The goal of Ocean Sampling Day is to provide fundamental […]

Paleontologist and Author Neil Shubin to Kick Off MBL Friday Evening Lecture Series, June 27

Neil Shubin

Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, Woods Hole, MA– Our arms, legs, necks, and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land millions of years ago. The genetic legacy of this creature can be seen today in our own DNA, including the genes used to build the quintessentially human feature, our […]

Second Scientific Retreat Moves MBL, University of Chicago Toward “A New Era in Discovery”

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Longtime MBL Employee Lionel Hall Receives 2014 John K. Bullard Diversity Award

Lionel Hall

WOODS HOLE, MA—Longtime MBL employee Lionel Hall has been selected as the 2014 recipient of The John K. Bullard Diversity Award, given every other year to an individual in the Woods Hole community who plays a significant role in making the community more inclusive and more welcoming of people of all backgrounds. The award is […]