MBL’s Kristin Gribble, who studies the rotifer to explore the biology of aging, comments in this article. By Marion Renault Bdelloid rotifers may be the toughest, tiniest animal you’ve never heard of. The microscopic, multicellular creatures have complex anatomies and are one of the planet’s most radiation-resistant animals. They can withstand extreme acidity, starvation, low
data preprocessed in process/process-data.js These beautiful visualizations of the coronavirus include a movie of protein-RNA condensates made in the laboratory of MBL Fellow Amy Gladfelter of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. By Carl Zimmer In February, as the new coronavirus swept across China and shut down entire cities, a scientist named Sai Li set
By Matt Wood
Nearly three years after its launch, the Microbiome Center is staying true to its roots as a hub for like-minded scientists interested in exploring the world of microbes.
George A. O’Toole of Dartmouth College, incoming co-director of the MBL Microbial Diversity course, writes about changes (and constancies) in the study of microbiology on the “Small Things Considered” blog. For the past 4 years I have been serving as a faculty instructor for the Microbial Diversity Course at the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole. I noticed something striking
All sorts of microbes are collected and studied in the MBL Microbial Diversity course — and they are fascinatingly unique. Some of the students this year made movies of protists that live symbiotically in the termite gut, helping their hosts digest their woody diet. The termites came from the laboratory of Microbial Diversity course co-director
By Matt Wood Illustration by UChicago Creative Alzheimer’s disease researcher Myles Minter still sounds a little surprised while describing the improbable group of researchers he is collaborating with these days—not just neuroscientists but also colleagues from fields as disparate as gastroenterology and marine biology. A postdoctoral scholar in neurobiology, Minter and his advisor, Prof. Sangram Sisodia,