Category: The MBL Global Community

Jack Levin, Frederik Bang Receive Golden Goose Award for High-Impact Basic Research

Jack Levin,  Frederik Bang Receive Golden Goose Award for High-Impact Basic Research

When Jack Levin and Frederik Bang studied blood clotting in the horseshoe crab at the MBL in the 1960s, they had no idea their research would eventually lead to the development and commercialization of a globally used test for detecting bacterial contamination in medical settings. In recognition of their unexpected and extraordinary contribution to society,

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Climate Change and the Spread of Infectious Disease: A Partners in Health Perspective

Climate Change and the Spread of Infectious Disease: A Partners in Health Perspective

By Jane Marks It is possible to eradicate infectious disease if its chain of transmission can be broken, said Joie Mukherjee at a lecture at MBL this month. But climate change impacts, such as severe storms and flooding, will prompt the spread of vector-borne diseases. And some communities are at higher risk than others, said

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Hundreds Take in Sun, Fun, and Research at Woods Hole Science Stroll

Hundreds Take in Sun, Fun, and Research at Woods Hole Science Stroll

By Hannah Knighton Photos by Megan Costello More than 1,500 people flocked to the fifth annual Woods Hole Science Stroll on August 10. Families roamed the streets of Woods Hole to take part in science demos and hands-on activities hosted by the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, NOAA Fisheries (National Oceanic and

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Course Alumni, Faculty, Whitman Scientists Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Course Alumni, Faculty, Whitman Scientists Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to 17 MBL course alumni, former faculty, and Whitman Scientists who were recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences, in recognition of their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.” They are: Basbaum, Allan I, University of California, San Francisco Alumnus, Computer-BioMed II, 1980 Boyden, Edward S., HHMI/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumnus, Neural

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At World Economic Forum in Davos, Support for MBL Research is Voiced

At World Economic Forum in Davos, Support for MBL Research is Voiced

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Princeton professor and MBL Whitman Scientist Clifford Brangwynne advocated for philanthropy for the Marine Biological Laboratory and other institutions that are discovering and studying marine life. “The technologies of tomorrow come from the discoveries in basic research today,” he said. “The ocean, with its incredible biodiversity —

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