Category: Research Updates

Of Medicine and Marshes: UChicago Video to Feature MBL Collaborations

Of Medicine and Marshes: UChicago Video to Feature MBL Collaborations

By Diana Kenney A team from UChicago Medicine is in the midst of making a video about research collaborations between MBL’s Mitchell Sogin and UChicago’s Eugene Chang, an expert on host-microbe interactions in the human digestive tract and related diseases. Sogin is an innovator in identifying microbial populations — whether they be from the ocean

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Squid’s Shimmer is Captured by MBL Microscope | @NikonInst

Squid's Shimmer is Captured by MBL Microscope | @NikonInst

Jocelyn Malamy and Elizabeth Lee of University of Chicago have been working with MBL’s Michael Shribak to apply a new technique for imaging jellyfish and other transparent marine and fresh water animals. In the video below, the iridescent colors depict the birefringent layers in squid skin. This video was captured with the polychromatic polarization microscope, which was invented at

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Team Explores the Recovery, Resilience of a Stressed Salt Marsh

Team Explores the Recovery, Resilience of a Stressed Salt Marsh

Day in and day out for 13 years, scientists slowly dripped fertilizers into a pristine section of salt marsh north of Boston. They were simulating, in a controlled experiment, the pollution that marshes in densely populated areas receive from sewage, lawn fertilizer, and other human sources. By the time they stopped dripping the nutrients —

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MBL’s Kristen Hunter-Cevera is named a Simons Early Career Investigator

MBL's Kristen Hunter-Cevera is named a Simons Early Career Investigator

Kristen Hunter-Cevera, a Hibbitt Early Career Fellow at the MBL, has received a three-year award as one of nine Simons Early Career Investigators in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution. These awards from the Simons Foundation are intended to help launch the careers of outstanding investigators in microbial ecology. Hunter-Cevera is studying the striking differences, or

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Morgan Lab Study is One of Most-Read Neuroscience Papers in Scientific Reports

Morgan Lab Study is One of Most-Read Neuroscience Papers in Scientific Reports

One of the 100 most-read neuroscience papers in Scientific Reports in 2018 was a study led by MBL Associate Scientist Jennifer Morgan, director of the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering. Morgan’s article, which placed 25th out of more than 1,627 neuroscience papers published, reported that many of the genes involved in

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