Deepening Diversity: First In-Depth Study of Marine Fungi and Their Reproduction Emerges from MBL

Contact: Diana Kenney dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 By Stephanie McPherson WOODS HOLE, Mass. — Marine fungi have long been overlooked in the research community, despite their likely contributions to the health of ocean ecosystems. Now, a first deep dive into the diversity of marine fungi and their cell division cycles has been published by a collaborative team […]

Embryology Course Image Wins Top Prize in Nikon Small World Contest

Contact: dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 By Stephanie McPherson WOODS HOLE, Mass.—A vibrantly colored image of a turtle embryo taken by two members of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) community has won first place in the 45th Nikon Small World International Photomicrography Competition. Teresa Zgoda and Teresa Kugler used fluorescence and stereo microscopy during the 2017 MBL Embryology […]

Hurricane Nicole Leaves Insight on Deep-Ocean Impacts in Her Wake

Contact: Diana Kenney dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 By Paul McDivitt WOODS HOLE, Mass. — In early October 2016, a tropical storm named Nicole formed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It roamed for six days, reaching Category 4 hurricane status with powerful 140 mile-per hour-winds, before hitting the tiny island of Bermuda as a Category 3. […]

Shinya Inoué, Pioneer in Microscopy and Imaging of Live Cells, Dies at 98

WOODS HOLE, Mass.—With great sadness, the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) announces the passing of Shinya Inoué, Ph.D., former MBL Trustee and pioneering innovator in microscopy and live-cell imaging, on Sept. 30 in Falmouth, Mass. He was 98 years old. A Celebration of Shinya Inoué’s Life will be held at the MBL on October 26, 2019 […]

Scientists Propose Network of Imaging Centers to Drive Innovation in Biological Research

Contact: dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass. — When sparks fly to innovate new technologies for imaging life at the microscopic scale, often diverse researchers are nudging each other with a kind of collegial one-upmanship. “Look at the resolution we obtain with this microscope I’ve designed,” the physicist says. “Great,” the biologist replies, “but my research […]

Salt Marshes’ Capacity to Store Carbon may be Threatened by Nitrogen Pollution

Contact: dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-685-3525 WOODS HOLE, Mass. – Deep in the waterlogged peat of salt marshes, carbon is stored at much greater rates than in land ecosystems, serving as an offset to climate change due to carbon dioxide (CO2) build-up in the atmosphere. However, a new study indicates that a common pollutant of coastal waters, nitrate, […]

The Cuttlefish May be Flashy, but its Microbiome is Super Simple, Team Reports

Contact: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-289-7139 By Jennifer Tsang WOODS HOLE, Mass. — Animals have an intimate and important connection with the microbial populations (microbiomes) that live inside their bodies. This holds for the behaviorally sophisticated cuttlefish, whose microbiome, it turns out, contains only two different kinds of bacteria. In a collaboration led […]

Linda E. Hyman is Tapped to Lead Marine Biological Laboratory’s Education Division

WOODS HOLE, Mass. — Linda E. Hyman, Associate Provost at Boston University School of Medicine, has been named the new Burroughs Wellcome Director of Education at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). Her appointment begins in mid-August. Hyman brings more than 25 years of experience to the position, which oversees direction of all the MBL’s academic […]

Leaving Microbes Out of Climate Change Dialogue has Major Consequences, Experts Warn

Contacts: Diana Kenney, Marine Biological Laboratory 508-685-3525; dkenney@mbl.edu Isabelle Dubach, UNSW Sydney, Australia +61 2 9385 7307, +61 432 307 244 i.dubach@unsw.edu.au WOODS HOLE, Mass. — More than 30 microbiologists from 9 countries have issued a warning to humanity that omitting microbes – the support system of the biosphere – from  the climate change equation […]

The Marine Biological Laboratory Announces 2019 Photo Contest

The Marine Biological Laboratory is pleased to announce the kickoff of the 2019 MBL Photo Contest! The contest will recognize the finest images of life science specimens and macro photos of MBL research and/or research locations captured while participating in one of our research or educational programs. The contest is open to anyone with an […]