Author: Diana Kenney

MBL Society Member Thoru Pederson honored and “revealed” by American Society for Cell Biology

One of the past decade’s mysteries in the field of cell biology has been, “Who is ‘Labby,’ the beloved and popular career advice columnist in the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Newsletter?” At the society’s annual meeting last month, the mystery was solved as Thoru Pederson of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a

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Your Mouth is Full of Bacteria Blooming. And it’s Beautiful | STAT News

Your Mouth is Full of Bacteria Blooming. And it's Beautiful |  STAT News

Spectacular images of microbial community structures in the human mouth by MBL’s Jessica Mark Welch are featured in this video produced by STAT News. Mark Welch collaborates with Gary Borisy of the Forsyth Institute to develop innovative ways to visualize microbial populations. See video and article here … .content-header SMBMBImages fo I Source: Your mouth

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Modern Research Might Redeem a Century-Old Theory: Our Arms and Legs Started as Gills | The Washington Post

Modern Research Might Redeem a Century-Old Theory: Our Arms and Legs Started as Gills | The Washington Post

By Sarah Kaplan In the 1870s, a German anatomist named Karl Gegenbaur had an idea. The gill arches of certain fish (gill arches are bony structures that support — you got it — the gills) had appendages that seemed to branch out like fingers. Perhaps, Gegenbaur theorized, these arches were the evolutionary precursor to fish fins and land-dwellers’ limbs. It

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Arctic scientists gather in Woods Hole

Arctic scientists gather in Woods Hole

More than 65 ecologists and earth system scientists gathered at MBL in April for the annual Arctic LTER All-Scientists meeting. The Arctic LTER, led by Ecosystems Center Senior Scientist Gus Shaver, investigates the dynamics of the tundra, lake and stream ecosystems on the North Slope of Alaska and is based at Toolik Field Station. The

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Embryology course image is chosen for cover of “Development” | @Dev_journal

This cover is actually a still from this great movie made by Connie Rich at the 2014 @MBLScience Embryology course https://t.co/HnyoUrjZvn — Development (@Dev_journal) May 3, 2016   Video caption: Drosophila embryo, stage 17, ventral view. DAPI (blue, nuclei), Elav (green, neuronal nuclei), Spalt (yellow, subset of neuron and muscle nuclei), BP102 (red, CNS axons),

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Inky the Octopus Enthralls the World With His Escape | NPR-WBUR

Inky the Octopus Enthralls the World With His Escape | NPR-WBUR

The clever escape of Inky the octopus from a tank at the New Zealand National Aquarium had the world wondering about the intelligence of this 8-tentacled creature. MBL scientist Roger Hanlon, an expert on octopuses and other celphalopods, weighed in Inky’s disappearing act on NPR-WBUR.   Source: WBUR’s Here and Now program, April 14, 2016

NAS honors Dianne Newman, co-director of Microbial Diversity | Caltech News

MBL Microbial Diversity course co-director Dianne Newman, professor of biology and geobiology at Caltech and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Award in Molecular Biology for her “discovery of microbial mechanisms underlying geologic processes.” The award citation recognizes her for “launching the field of

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