July 7, 2015

Happy New Year to All! And a Quick Look Back at 2014

A dividing cell imaged by 2014 Nobel Laureate Eric Betzig. The cell is in 
anaphase; image shows histones and 3D tracks of growing microtubule ends color-coded by velocity.

The MBL brimmed with news and activity in 2014, its always busy pace quickened by joint events and new programs with its affiliate, the University of Chicago. Below are just a few of many scientific, educational, and institutional highlights from an exciting year of discovery and transition. As we look forward to 2015, it’s important […]

Deep Sea Volcanoes Topic of Next MBL “Science Before Supper”

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WOODS HOLE, MA— The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Associates and the Falmouth Public Library continue the 2014-2015 season of “Science Before Supper,” with a presentation by MBL oceanographer Julie Huber who will discuss “Exploding Volcanoes and Microbial Life in the Deep Sea.”   The talk, the second in a series designed especially for non-scientists, will be […]

MBL Imaging Technique Reveals Bacterial Biofilms in Colon Cancer Patients; Could Be Used as a Clinical Diagnostic Tool

Bacteria forming a mixed biofilm on colon cancer tissue. Credit: Jessica Mark Welch, Blair Rossetti, and Christine Dejea

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7139; dkenney@mbl.edu WOODS HOLE, Mass.—Since the first “catalog” of the normal bacterial makeup of the human body was published in 2012, numerous connections between illness and disturbances in the human microbiota have been found. This week, scientists report yet another: Cancerous tumors in the ascending colon (the part nearest […]

Huntington Willard Named President and Director of Marine Biological Laboratory

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Pamela Hinkle, Director of Development & External Relations, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-289-7650; phinkle@mbl.edu Jeremy Manier, News Director, University of Chicago 773-702-8187; jmanier@uchicago.edu WOODS HOLE, MA — Huntington Willard, an innovative leader in the fields of genetics and genome biology who has built comprehensive research centers at leading institutions, has been appointed […]

College Students to Present Environmental Science Research Results at MBL Symposium, December 12

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Contact: Gina Hebert 508-289-7725; ghebert@mbl.edu MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The public is invited to attend a symposium featuring the research results of 21 undergraduate students who are participating in the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) Semester in Environmental Sciences (SES) program. The symposium will be held from 8:20 AM to 3:30 PM on Friday, December 12 in […]

Future of the World’s Greatest Forest Topic of MBL “Science Before Supper” Season Opener

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Contact: Susan Joslin 508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu Woods Hole, MA–The MBL Associates and the Falmouth Public Library are pleased to announce the third season of “Science Before Supper,” a series of talks given by Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) scientists. The free talks, designed especially for non-scientists, will be held in the library’s Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, 300 […]

Neil Shubin to Receive Prestigious Kavli Science Journalism Award for “Your Inner Fish”

Workshop at MBL Explores Past, Present, and Future of Cell Biology

Fiddler on the Roof? Northern Extension of Fiddler Crabs’ Range May be Sign of Climate Change

An egg-bearing female fiddler crab, Uca pugnax, at Plum Island, Massachusetts. Credit: A. Buselco-McKim.

  WOODS HOLE, Mass.—David Johnson was standing in a salt marsh on the northern Massachusetts coast when he saw a fiddler crab, Uca pugnax, nearly 50 miles north of its supposed natural range. The migration north of this charismatic crab with the big, waving claw may be yet another sign of climate change. Johnson, then […]

MBL Announces First Recipients of MBL-UChicago/Argonne Collaboration Awards

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  The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has announced the first recipients of the MBL-UChicago/Argonne Collaboration Awards. These awards support innovative scientific collaborations among faculty at the MBL and UChicago/Argonne, in service of laying the foundation for long-term interactions between the institutions. Teams of at least one UChicago/Argonne and one MBL resident scientist are eligible to […]