By Jennifer Tsang and Diana Kenney
A “happy accident” in the Embryology course led Julian Kimura and Ryan Null to discover what faculty member Nipam Patel calls “an incredibly useful technique” for “windowing” the pupae of butterflies and observing and imaging their embryonic development.
By Jennifer Tsang
We often intuitively classify animals as male or female. But members of many species can be both sexes at the same time or switch between them.
As most colleges and universities are hitting “pause” for the summer, the MBL campus is filling up with students who are full of anticipation for their summer research courses.
By Kenrick Vezina
Christophe Dupré and Rafael Yuste have taken neurobiology one step closer to its dream scenario: Reading and understanding, in real time, the activity of an animal’s nervous system.
By Claudia Geib
Look again at that spiky, algae-covered rock as it stirs and unfurls its arms: It’s not a rock at all, but a cuttlefish in disguise.
In a short video, Anne Giblin of the Ecosystems Center describes how decades of MBL coastal salt marsh research is providing critical information on the impacts of climate change.
By Raleigh McElvery
Meet Hydra: classical model system for regeneration research and “immortal” organism. Since “immortal” implies quite a lengthy duration, researchers are careful to add a disclaimer: This tube-like animal simply has no documented limits to its lifespan.
By Diana Kenney
Mark Welch will adapt this novel technology to visualizing microbiomes in environments other than the human mouth, including the vertebrate gut and on marine organisms and surfaces.
By Claudia Geib
For the lamprey, it turns out that swimming sucks.
Most fish swim by creating backward thrust, their tails pushing against the water. Last year, an MBL Whitman Center team made the surprising discovery that lamprey and jellyfish propulsion is just the opposite …
MBL’s Julie Huber narrates video highlights from the spectacular second week of Schmidt Ocean Institute’s exploration of undersea volcanoes in the Mariana Back-Arc, a geologic basin in the Western Pacific Ocean that is home to some of the deepest known spots on the planet.