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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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Those We Lost in 2018 | The Scientist Magazine

Those We Lost in 2018 | The Scientist Magazine

The late MBL scientist Osamu Shimomura, 2008 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, is in this list. By Ashley Yeager The scientific community said goodbye to a number of leading researchers this year. Read more … Photo: Aequorea victoria, the species of jellyfish Osamu Shimomura used to isolate green fluorescent protein. © ISTOCK.COM, GARYKAVANAGH Source: Those We

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Improving Predictions of Soil Microbial Responses to Global Change

Improving Predictions of Soil Microbial Responses to Global Change

In most soil microbial communities, the controls on growth and metabolism are poorly understood and are simply too complex to be included in computer models of climate, soil fertility for agriculture, or waste management. To determine the principles by which soil microbial communities function under varying environmental constraints, development of a scalable biogeochemical modeling approach

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Team Seeks Link Between Massive RNA Recoding, Environmental Acclimation

Team Seeks Link Between Massive RNA Recoding, Environmental Acclimation

Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are extraordinary animals in many ways. Although they are soft-bodied creatures related to sea slugs and clams, they engage in sophisticated behaviors that can eerily resemble vertebrate intelligence. In 2015, Joshua Rosenthal of the MBL, Eli Eisenberg of Tel Aviv University and colleagues discovered a striking trait in squid: They edit

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