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Discovering Kinesin in Squid – Again! | @nucleiLinda and @nmoy6

Discovering Kinesin in Squid - Again! | @nucleiLinda and @nmoy6

The ink-stained lab coats on these MBL Physiology course students tell a story! Last week, using local squid provisioned by the MBL collecting boat, the students recreated the exciting discovery of kinesin in squid neurons in the early 1980s at MBL. Kinesins are a large and important family of motor proteins that perform critical biological

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UChicago’s Graduate Bootcamp at MBL Piques Interest of Educators

UChicago's Graduate Bootcamp at MBL Piques Interest of Educators

This fall on the MBL campus, the week-long QBio Bootcamp for University of Chicago graduate students will be held for the fifth time. The intensive training session in quantitative biology—combined with a responsible research course taught later in the academic year—prepares students in the Biological Sciences Division with the programming, statistics, and documentation practices they

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A Beautiful Cell-Division Movie from the Shribak Lab | @MullinsLab

A Beautiful Cell-Division Movie from the Shribak Lab | @MullinsLab

Here’s a (widely circulated!) shout-out to MBL scientist Michael Shribak’s OI-DIC microscope from Dyche Mullins of University of California, San Francisco (and former MBL Physiology course co-director). For no particular reason, here is a beautiful movie of meiosis in a crane fly (Nephrotoma suturalis) spermatocyte, imaged by quantitative phase microscopy (OI-DIC microscope). I cribbed this

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