By Kenneth Chang Osamu Shimomura, who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008 for his discovery of a glowing jellyfish protein that is now ubiquitous in biomedical research, died on Friday in Nagasaki, Japan. He was 90. Nagasaki University, his alma mater, announced his death. “Osamu was a quiet and brilliant researcher,” Martin L.
Matt Everett, an undergraduate at Northeastern University, spent a six-month co-op (extended internship) with Taylor Sakmar and Bret Grasse in MBL’s Cephalopod Operations program. Everett was given an independent project to pursue: Figure out how to raise the Lesser Pacific Striped Octopus (Octopus chierchiae), which had never been cultured in captivity before. He relished the
Jennifer Morgan, Ph.D. By Rich Holmes Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole study sea creatures to better understand life processes, which sometimes leads to scientific and medical breakthroughs. One scientist is studying how one such organism – the lamprey – may hold clues to why certain people fall prey to neurological diseases