Author: Diana Kenney

MBL Candle House has its Whale Boat Back, Fully Restored

MBL Candle House has its Whale Boat Back, Fully Restored

The iconic whaling ship model that, since the mid-1960s, has jutted out toward Water Street from the façade of the Marine Biological Laboratory’s (MBL) Candle House is back in place, after a complete overhaul. Myron Hartford of North Falmouth restored and repainted the model ship, which is a replica of the Charles W. Morgan, a

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NSF Supports MBL Workshop on Innovations in Imaging and Computation

NSF Supports MBL Workshop on Innovations in Imaging and Computation

MBL Senior Scientist Rudolf Oldenbourg has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to co-present a national workshop on “Enabling Biological Discovery Through Innovations in Imaging and Computation.” The workshop will be held at the Marine Biological Laboratory on November 26-28, 2018. The agenda is here. The workshop was inspired by major transformations

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Long-Term Study of Oil Spill Impacts in Gulf of Mexico is Renewed

Long-Term Study of Oil Spill Impacts in Gulf of Mexico is Renewed

Anne Giblin, Interim Director of the MBL Ecosystems Center, has received funding for a study on “Oil Spills as Stressors in Coastal Marshes: The Legacy and the Future.” The grant is a sub-award from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), which has been tracking the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the

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Former Physiology Course Faculty Receive Lasker Awards

Former Physiology Course Faculty Receive Lasker Awards

Congratulations to two former MBL Physiology Course faculty members: C. David Allis of Rockefeller University, co-recipient of the 2018 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award; and Joan Argetsinger Steitz of Yale University, who received the 2018 Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. These are among the most valued awards in science. Excerpts from the

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Why is the Rotifer Full of Foreign Genes? An MBL Team Investigates

Why is the Rotifer Full of Foreign Genes? An MBL Team Investigates

A decade ago, the MBL’s Irina Arkhipova and colleagues made the curious discovery that the bdelloid rotifer – a microscopic animal – has an abundance of foreign genes in its genome that it has acquired from bacteria, fungi, and plants. Typically, genes are transmitted vertically from parent to offspring, while in some cases organisms can

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