Modern medicine has provided an increase in life expectancy, but along with this gain has come an increase in cases of neurodegenerative disease. Parkinson’s disease, a motor disorder characterized by stiffness, tremors and slowness of movement, is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. Its symptoms are caused by death of dopaminergic neurons in the brain.
The MBL is proud and inspired to see so many familiar faces in this list, compiled by Cell Mentor/Cell Press! Among them are MBL Fellows Daniel Colón-Ramos and Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado; the late Joe L. Martinez Jr., co-founder of the MBL SPINES course; Veronica G. Martinez Acosta, co-director of the Biological Discovery in Woods Hole
By Jennifer Tsang Five years ago, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Marine Biological Laboratory reported that they could predict obesity levels of a city from the sewage microbiome with 81 to 89 percent accuracy. They also found that the microbiomes of the humans living in a city are represented in that city’s. The
Catherine Dulac of Harvard University/HHMI, a Whitman scientist at MBL in 2018, is one of four recipients of the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Dulac was recognized for her work identifying brain circuits that control parenting behavior. September 10, 2020 – San Francisco – The Breakthrough Prize Foundation today announced the esteemed recipients of
MBL Fellow Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado of the Stowers Institute has published an exciting paper in Science describing genetic mechanisms that can explain why some vertebrates can regenerate body parts while others — such as humans — cannot. In the Twitter thread below, Sánchez Alvarado explains the genesis of the research discovery, including how he first
Korro Bio’s RNA-editing technology is based on research by MBL Senior Scientist Joshua Rosenthal. By Ben Adams Korro Bio has got off a meaty series A funding round, nabbing $91.5 million to run its platform of single-base RNA edits to treat a range of diseases. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech will use the cash haul toward
Necessity is the mother of invention! When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the MBL to shut down the campus right before a typically packed summer of research and educational programs, many creative minds in the community came up with digital programming to stay connected with multiple MBL audiences. Here are just a few programs to catch up on.
The MBL’s Falmouth Forum hits the airwaves this fall in collaboration with WCAI, the Cape, Coast, and Islands NPR station. By Mindy Todd We begin our monthly conversations with speakers at the Falmouth Forum, a series bringing cultural enrichment to the community. This month Nipam Patel, Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory, joins us. Dr. Patel’s talk
By Diana Kenney For the past 23 summers, young neuroscientists from underrepresented groups have participated in an outstanding training opportunity at the MBL, the Summer Program in Neuroscience, Excellence, and Success (SPINES). Like many MBL course alumni, SPINES alumni are a strongly bonded group who credit the course with having had a major impact on
Human activities are driving increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere, and the resulting climate change is becoming more and more obvious. But there are natural mechanisms operating in ecosystems that can transform atmospheric CO2 into organic forms and store it in soil over the long-term. In particular, organic matter can become bound to soil