Opening the Black Box of Late Neurodevelopment

Nearly every stage of C. elegans development + life has been studied in great detail, except the last 6 hours of embryogenesis. A new study emerging from a collab at MBL zeroes in on that critical time by using new imaging techniques + computational tools.

Telling Time: Eel Pond’s Striped Bass Help MBL Scientists Characterize Biological Rhythms

Striped bass in MBL’s Eel Pond are helping inaugural MBL Barbey Fellow Brian Prendergast study how circadian rhythms change in response to environmental shifts.

What Can Frogs Tell Us About Childhood Adversity?

Sally Seraphin is using red-eyed tree frogs as a model for studying adverse childhood experiences

Cellular Collaboration

Whitman Fellow Shines Light on Unique Symbiosis

Live Fast, Die Young: Grass Fellow Explores Octopus's Death Spiral

Most octopuses die after the first time they reproduce, and Grass Fellow Z. Yan Wang wants to know why.

That’s Your Stomach Talking: Grass Fellow Studies Gut-Brain Link

Grass Fellow Maya Kaelberer wants to listen in on brain-gut communication.

The Evolution of Evo-Devo

Evo-devo scientists investigate how animal embryos develop, which allows them to make inferences about evolutionary change.

Repeated UTIs may stem from a disrupted microbiome

Broad researchers discover that changes in immune responses and the gut microbial community could underlie repeated occurrences of these common infections.

Population-based study reveals strong genetic links with multiple cardiometabolic diseases and traits

Broad scientists analyzed sequencing data from more than 200,000 people and found rare genetic variants associated with diseases like diabetes and heart failure.

#WhyIScience: Naeem Nadaf

Meet a research associate with a passion for perfecting research methods.

Study finds new patterns of antibiotic resistance spread in hospitals

Using a newly developed method, researchers have discovered more movement of key antibiotic resistance genes within hospitals than previously thought.

Novel brain research could feed misplaced sci-fi worries for the public

Organoids and chimeras do pose ethical concerns, but experts say wild-eyed popular commentaries are off-base.

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