New Grant Will Establish Core Facility for Genome Editing at MBL

August 30th, 2017 @

MBL Senior Scientist Joshua Rosenthal has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a core facility for genome editing at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). Read more>>

Grant will Expand MBL Study of Neural Defects in Parkinson’s, Other Diseases

August 30th, 2017 @

By Diana Kenney. MBL Eugene Bell Center Director Jennifer Morgan has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the mechanisms underlying the cognitive deficits that occur in Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and variants of Alzheimer’s disease. A pathological hallmark of these diseases is aggregation of the protein α-synuclein at synapses, […]

A Home For Cephalopods At MBL

August 7th, 2017 @

By Andrea F. Carter. The California two-spot octopus was anticipating dinner last week. Its tentacles spread out, and the two spots on either side of its body that give the animal its name darkened. Bret Grasse, the manager of cephalopod operation at the Marine Biological Laboratory where the octopus resides, described this as common behavior […]