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Mining Marine Microbes for New Drugs

Mining Marine Microbes for New Drugs

The ocean is a combat zone where marine microbes are constantly making chemical compounds to kill competitors or protect themselves. Could some of those compounds lead to pharmaceuticals that could help people?

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The Harshest Habitats on Earth

The Harshest Habitats on Earth

With help from ROV Jason and a new, high-tech sampling instrument, scientists discover that even in a hyper-saline realm, with no light and no oxygen, under crushing pressure, life still finds a way.

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An Ocean Instrument Is Born

An Ocean Instrument Is Born

Every new ocean instrument goes through growing pains. But the Submersible Incubation Device, nicknamed SID, has been a particularly long…

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In Search of Tricho, Pt. 2

In Search of Tricho, Pt. 2

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on the research vessel R/V Oceanus undertake a cruise to study health and…

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In Search of Tricho, Pt. 3

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on the research vessel R/V Oceanus undertake a cruise to study health and…

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Researchers from WHOI and MBL Receive $1.2 Million Grant for Collaborative Salt-Marsh Study

Researchers from WHOI and MBL Receive $1.2 Million Grant for Collaborative Salt-Marsh Study

Scientists from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) were recently awarded a $1.2 million collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for studies on the role of sulfur-oxidizing bacteria in salt marsh nitrogen and carbon cycling. The fieldwork will be conducted at the Plum Island Ecosystem Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site on the North Shore of Boston.

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