MBL Senior Scientist Roger Hanlon Tries to Unlock the Secrets of Underwater Vision and Camouflage | Hakai Magazine by Jane Marks

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by Erik Olsen. Roger Hanlon is one of the world’s foremost experts on one of the planet’s most amazing creatures: the octopus. For decades, he has undertaken expeditions around the globe to study these intelligent creatures. Now, Hanlon and engineer and oceanographer Derya Akkaynak are on the homestretch of an eight-year odyssey to find out […]

Atlas unveils RNA-editing Korro Bio helmed by Nessan Bermingham by Diana Kenney

Posted 1 week, 3 days ago @

By Amirah Al Idrus. Nearly two years ago, Nessan Bermingham, Ph.D., handed the reins of Intellia Therapeutics over to John Leonard, M.D., the R&D chief who had built the company alongside him. After a break, he landed at Atlas Venture, the VC firm that helped launch Intellia in 2014 and that is now debuting Korro Bio, Bermingham’s latest […]

Squid’s Shimmer is Captured by MBL Microscope | @NikonInst by Jane Marks

August 30th, 2019 @

Jocelyn Malamy and Elizabeth Lee of University of Chicago have been working with MBL’s Michael Shribak to apply a new technique for imaging jellyfishes and other transparent marine and fresh water animals. In the video below, the iridescent colors depict the birefringent layers in squid skin. This video was captured with the polychromatic polarization microscope, which was invented at […]

Uncovering How Nature Builds with Chitin, Protein | Newswise by Diana Kenney

August 29th, 2019 @

MBL Associate Scientist Michael Shribak and Senior Scientist Joshua Rosenthal collaborated on this study, reported in the August issue of The Biological Bulletin, which features marine biology research. The Biological Bulletin is published by the Marine Biological Laboratory and the University of Chicago Press. Newswise — Writers know the power of the pen, but scientists […]

Seeing through Synapses: Jennifer Morgan’s Mission in Science and Service by Jane Marks

July 29th, 2019 @

By Hannah Knighton Jennifer Morgan and her team use the lamprey to study the intricate workings of the nervous system, with the potential to better treat spinal cord injuries Read more of this post

Dive Into a Reddit AMA With Three Cephalopod Researchers | Science Friday by Diana Kenney

June 27th, 2019 @

By Johanna Mayer. We wish could ask cephalopod scientists questions for eight days straight, but the next best thing is an hour-long reddit AMA. Roger Hanlon (of MBL), Louise Allcock, and Mike Vecchione are authors of Octopus, Squid, and Cuttlefish: A Visual, Scientific Guide to the Oceans’ Most Advanced Invertebrates—and they know a lot […] […]

What We Can Learn From the Regeneration Powers of Worms | WCAI

June 20th, 2019 @

By Heather Goldstone and Elsa Partan. Imagine losing an arm or leg and thinking “No problem! It will grow back.” Now, imagine finding a bump on your big toe one day, only to have it grow into a complete clone of you that buds off and walks away. Laughable, right? But that’s exactly what earthworms […]

Octopuses’ Big Brains And Unique Behavior Spur Basic Research | NPR by Diana Kenney

June 4th, 2019 @

By Nell Greenfieldboyce Broadcast on “All Things Considered,” June 3, 2019 At the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., there’s a room filled with burbling aquariums. A lot of them have lids weighed down with big rocks. “Octopuses are notorious for being able to, kind of, escape out of their enclosures,” says Bret Grasse, […]

The Newest Lab Rat Has Eight Arms | Hakai Magazine by Diana Kenney

June 4th, 2019 @

By Mićo Tatalović Move over mice and fruit flies, the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is busy developing the next great model organism for science. Just past a “squid sign-out” sheet, on the ground floor of a stately brick building at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a handful of […]

Roger Hanlon: The Amazing Brains and Morphing Skin of Cephalopods | TED Talk by Diana Kenney

June 3rd, 2019 @

Roger Hanlon’s TED Talk, presented in April in Vancouver, has just been released! Dive into the brainy world of octopus, squid, and cuttlefish with Hanlon, a senior scientist at MBL and a world expert on cephalopod behavior. His talk is currently featured as a recommended video on TED.com. Source: Roger Hanlon: The amazing brains and […]