Category: MBL in the News

Tiny Liquid Droplets are Driving a Cell Biology Rethink | Knowable Magazine

Tiny Liquid Droplets are Driving a Cell Biology Rethink | Knowable Magazine

An update on the reverberations of a paradigm-shifting paper in cell biology that began in the MBL Physiology course. By Alla Katsnelson The fluid inside a living cell bustles with activity. Proteins, RNA, lipids and other molecules wiggle, zip, glide and drift through this broth — catalyzing reactions, activating receptors, relaying messages, marking viruses and

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Ocean Microbes May Unlock Secrets about Causes of IBD | Medicine on the Midway

Ocean Microbes May Unlock Secrets about Causes of IBD | Medicine on the Midway

Medical treatment and microbial ecology meet in the collaboration between UChicago’s Eugene Chang and MBL’s Mitch Sogin, as this article in Medicine on the Midway describes. At right, Sogin, who founded the MBL’s Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, walks through Little Sippewissett Marsh, Falmouth, a well-studied field site for MBL microbiologists.

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