Author: Stephanie McPherson

Skate Eyes Adapt Subtly to See But Not Be Seen | Journal of Experimental Biology

Skate Eyes Adapt Subtly to See But Not Be Seen | Journal of Experimental Biology

By Casey Gilman For both hunters and the hunted, being cryptic is imperative. By mimicking the patterns, shapes and architecture of their surroundings, animals have evolved extraordinarily clever ways of camouflaging themselves against the multi-textural world they live in. But, according to Lydia Mäthger from the Marine Biological Laboratory, USA, animal eyes can still present a

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MBL Fellow’s Research Contributes to ‘Breakthroughs of the Year’ | Science

MBL Fellow's Research Contributes to 'Breakthroughs of the Year' | Science

Work by MBL Fellow Amy Gladfelter was included in one of ten nominated categories for Science magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year. Announced on Dec. 20, the winning category was Development Cell by Cell. This breakthrough, selected both by Science and by a Reader’s Poll, refers to great leaps in scientists’ ability to track which genes are

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Five Boundary-Pushing MBL Affiliates Receive HHMI Investigator Awards

Five Boundary-Pushing MBL Affiliates Receive HHMI Investigator Awards

Among the most-appreciated awards in biology are the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator Awards, which provide outstanding scientists with generous and flexible research funding for significant periods of time (and a reprieve from the time-consuming cycle of grant-writing). Five of the 19 scientists recently named 2018 HHMI Investigators are members of the MBL’s research,

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MBL Affiliates Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

MBL Affiliates Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Eight members of the MBL education and alumni communities are newly elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Biological Sciences division. Founded in 1780, the Academy honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists, and innovators and engages them in sharing knowledge and addressing challenges facing the world. The new class will be inducted at

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Study of Marine Microbial Metabolic Expression Receives Grant Award

Study of Marine Microbial Metabolic Expression Receives Grant Award

The Simons Foundation has awarded a collaborative grant to MBL Senior Scientist Joseph Vallino to study how local marine environments affect the organization and function of microbial communities. The grant is part of the larger CBIOMES project funded by the Simons Foundation and led by Michael J. Follows at MIT. Vallino is applying principles of

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