Category: MBL in the News

20,000 Discoveries Under the Sea |CSMonitor.com

20,000 Discoveries Under the Sea |CSMonitor.com

In the Christian Science Monitor, Douglas Struck reports on the scientists, including MBL’s Julie Huber, who are unraveling mysteries of the deep ocean and in the process “finding new sources for food, drugs, and energy.” Read more …   Source: 20,000 discoveries under the sea – CSMonitor.com Caption: A Pelagia noctiluca, a type of jellyfish

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Scientists Just Doubled the Number of Known Contagious Cancers | The Washington Post

Scientists Just Doubled the Number of Known Contagious Cancers | The Washington Post

By Sarah Kaplan All along the western Canadian coast, mussels are dying. Their blobby bodies are swollen by tumors. The blood-like fluid that fills their interiors is clogged with malignant cells. They’re all sick with the same thing: cancer. And it seems to be spreading. For all its harrowing, terrifying damage, the saving grace of cancer has

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The Secret History of Bioluminescence | Hakai Magazine

The Secret History of Bioluminescence | Hakai Magazine

By Ferris Jabr In the late 1990s, marine biologist Steven Haddock paid a visit to fellow scientist Osamu Shimomura at his laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The two researchers shared an obsession with bioluminescence: light produced by chemical reactions in the bodies of living things—most famously the firefly, but also in fungi and a multitude

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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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