Author: Diana Kenney

The Perfect Cytoskeletal Storm | NIH Director

The Perfect Cytoskeletal Storm | NIH Director

Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, blogs about MBL Whitman Scientists Jesse Gatlin and Timothy Mitchison and their explorations of cellular dynamics using resources from the National Xenopus Resource at MBL. By Francis Collins Ever thought about giving cell biology a whirl? If so, I suggest you sit down and take a

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Students Discover the MBL Magic in a Marine Lab Far from Woods Hole

Students Discover the MBL Magic in a Marine Lab Far from Woods Hole

By Diana Kenney Can the “Woods Hole magic” – that intangible something that MBL students for decades have tried to describe — be recreated in a distant locale? “Yes,” it appears, given the passionate response to the MBL Practical Course on Developmental Biology held last January in Quintay, Chile. “This has been one of the

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3D Movies Reveal How Cuttlefish Determine Distance When Striking at Prey

3D Movies Reveal How Cuttlefish Determine Distance When Striking at Prey

Whitman Center Fellow Trevor Wardill and team conducted experiments on cuttlefish vision over the past year in the MBL’s Marine Resources Center, publishing their results this week in Science Advances. While cuttlefish wearing glasses is an unexpected sight, a University of Minnesota-led research team built an underwater theater and equipped the cephalopods with specialized 3D

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