category By Brian Dowd content The Edgartown Great Pond Foundation (GPF) is teaming up with the Woods Hole-based Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) to support the foundation’s ecosystem monitoring program at Chilmark Pond, Edgartown Great Pond, and Tisbury Great Pond. The scientific partnership will enhance the foundation’s existing programs on Edgartown Great Pond and its collaboration
Millie Hughes-Fulford was an alumna of the MBL Physiology course (1987) and Analytical and Quantitative Light Microscopy course (1999). By Richard Sandomir Millie Hughes-Fulford, NASA’s first female payload specialist, who conducted biomedical experiments on the physical toll of spaceflight on humans on board the space shuttle Columbia in 1991, died on Feb. 2 at her
MBL scientists Joshua Rosenthal and Caroline Albertin are featured in this article. By Rachel Nuwer Humans are more closely related to dinosaurs than they are to octopuses. Our lineage split from that of cephalopods—the spineless class that includes octopuses, squids and cuttlefish—half a billion years ago. Octopus brains lack any of the major anatomical features
The MBL Practical Course in Developmental Biology in Quintay, Chile, will be held Jan. 5-17, 2022. The course is primarily intended for Latin American students, but all may apply. At the end of the course, two students will receive the Quintay Prize, which includes a full fellowship to attend the MBL Embryology course (Woods Hole)
By Diana Kenney
A simple Tweet from MBL SPINES alumna Angeline Dukes has blossomed quickly into a robust, vibrant community of Black scholars in neuroscience.
MBL scientist Jessica Mark Welch and MBL affiliates Colleen Cavanaugh and A. Murat Eren contributed to this study. By Juan Siliezar article-meIt’s not a stretch to say that we live in a microbial world. Microbes can make us sick (as they are demonstrating right now), lead the way for medicines like targeted therapeutics and probiotics,
MBL Director Nipam Patel’s lab participated in the production of this film, which premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival. By Pakinam Amer Every year millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the northeastern U.S. and Canada to the mountain forests of Mexico’s central highlands. In breathtaking swarms, they seek warmer lands where milkweed grows
By Diana Kenney The most powerful substance in the human brain for neuronal communication is glutamate. It is by far the most abundant, and it’s implicated in all kinds of operations. Among the most amazing is the slow restructuring of neural networks due to learning and memory acquisition, a process called synaptic plasticity. Glutamate is
One may not think of the Earth’s atmosphere as “inhabited,” but it holds a multitude of suspended, biological particles (bioaerosols) that originate from bacteria, fungi, algae, plants and animals. Bioaerosols play an important role for ecosystems and the climate because they disperse microbes, influence radiation absorption, scatter sunlight, or nucleate cloud condensation. The diverse microbes
Sharon Begley was a 1987 alumna of the MBL’s Logan Science Journalism Program. By Eric Boodman Trying to write a lede about the loss of Sharon Begley feels a little like being asked to sing a song at Aretha Franklin’s grave. Sharon would have hated that sentence. She didn’t settle for similes that needed qualifying.