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Study Finds Deep, Permeable Soils Buffer Impacts Of Agricultural Fertilization On Streams And Rivers In Southern Amazon
2013-04-24 14:36:32

The often damaging impacts of intensive agriculture on nearby streams, rivers, and their wildlife has been well documented in temperate zones, such as North America and Europe.

Genes Linked To Human Neurological Disorders Found In Sea Lamprey Genome
2013-02-26 09:43:10

Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have identified several genes linked to human neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injury, in the sea lamprey, a vertebrate fish whose whole-genome sequence is reported this week in the journal Nature Genetics.

Map Of Bacterial Makeup Of Humans Reveals Microbial Rare Biosphere
2012-06-13 19:43:22

NIH Human Microbiome Project finds patterns of microbial diversity, distributions earlier discovered in ocean ecosystems by scientists at MBL Woods Hole

2012-03-14 22:03:04

The origin of the exquisitely complex vertebrate brain is somewhat mysterious.

2012-01-16 10:29:05

Just like people, some proteins have characteristic ways of "walking," which (also like human gaits) are not so easy to describe.

2011-12-07 22:32:28

New fluorescent labeling technology that distinguishes in a single image the population size and spatial distribution of 15 different taxa has uncovered new taxon pairings that indicate unsuspected cooperation -- and standoffishness -- between members of the microbe biofilm that covers teeth.

2011-08-08 09:10:50

"Macrosystems biology" funding supports predictive understanding of large-scale biological responses to climate, land-use change.

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2011-05-26 11:06:29

One helpful action anyone can take in response to global warming is to plant trees and preserve forests.

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2011-05-17 10:48:21

Team from MBL, West Point uses new imaging technology to 'see' camouflaged marine animals in the eyes of their predators.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.