MBL Research Featured in Inaugural UChicago Science Newsletter

November 9th, 2017 @

UChicago’s Alumni Relations and Development Communications team recently launched a monthly science e-newsletter,  μChicago, that offers a glimpse into the labs, fields, and minds of UChicago scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. The first issue, focused on cephalopods, features the work of MBL faculty and staff. The first issue, A Sucker for Science, features the work of Roger […]

Microscopy Technologies Invented at MBL to Be Augmented with New Grant

November 7th, 2017 @

By Diana Kenney. The National Institutes of Health has awarded a grant to MBL Associate Scientist Michael Shribak to further develop two microscopy techniques that were invented at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL): quantitative orientation-independent differential interference contrast (OI-DIC) and polarized light microscopy. Read more>>

Inspired by Octopus Skin, Engineers Develop a Programmable “Camouflaging” Material

November 6th, 2017 @

By Diana Kenney. WOODS HOLE, Mass.—For the octopus and cuttlefish, instantaneously changing their skin color and pattern to disappear into the environment is just part of their camouflage prowess. These animals can also swiftly and reversibly morph their skin into a textured, 3D surface, giving the animal a ragged outline that mimics seaweed, coral, or […]