The adult medusa phase of Clytia hemisphaerica is an excellent model for studying wound healing and regeneration in epithelial (skin) cells. Epithelial cells form a simple monolayer on the upper surface of the medusa. These cells can be gently scratched to create a wound. The transparency of the system makes it ideal for imaging and
Note: Brad Gemmell, Jack Costello and Sean Colin collaborate in the MBL Whitman Center to study locomotion in marine animals. Most of this jellyfish video was taken at MBL. By Kenneth Chang Locomotion through the seas can be arduous. Water is more viscous than air, and so underwater creatures must overcome strong frictional resistance as
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.