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How the Flagellar Motor Signals a Surface Encounter [Berg Lab]

Last week, PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) (PDF) posted a paper co-authored by the late MCB professor Howard Berg and myself, a research associate in…

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Meselson Lab Publishes Evidence of Sexual Reproduction in Bdelloid Rotifers

Why most eukaryotes reproduce sexually has long been a major problem in evolutionary biology.  After all, by not having to produce males, species that reproduce parthenogenetically should have…

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Why Zebrafish Can’t Tickle Themselves

Any sensory experience in any animal species can originate from either an event in the outside world, such as a predator approaching, or from a stimulus generated by…

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Can the Physics of Bubbles Help Us Understand Microbial Antagonism? [Murray and Nelson Labs]

A recent collaboration between the Murray Lab and the Nelson Lab found that microbial antagonism can mirror the formation and dissipation of beer bubbles. The study, led by…

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Who Gets to Decide How Cells Evolve?

Evolutionary adaptation is the process by which organisms change or acquire features over time in response to new challenges. The ability of organisms to adapt is remarkable and…

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How Zebrafish Use “Simple Hacks” to Swim in a School

Schools of zebrafish move in complex patterns, but individual zebrafish use simple visual cues to decide where to swim, according to a new Nature Communications paper from the…

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Eddy Lab Finds New Exceptions to the (Almost) Universal Code of Life

While humans, E. coli bacteria, and archaea look very different on the outside, they all descended from a common ancestor that lived billions of years ago. One sign…

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eLife Paper from the Dulac Lab Featured in Harvard Gazette

The most recent eLife paper from the Dulac lab was just featured in the MCB had previously reported on this publication,    

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The Dark Side of Parenting: Neural Circuits Governing Infanticide [Dulac Lab]

A major goal of modern neuroscience is uncovering the circuit mechanisms that control naturalistic behaviors, including foraging, nesting, and social behaviors such as mating, aggression, and parenting.  These…

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Zhen, Samuel, and Lichtman Labs Generate Complete Synaptic Census of the C.elegans Brain As It Grows and Rewires Itself

At the cellular level, the layout of the nervous system in any given C. elegans specimen is much the same as any other: Every adult C. elegans has…

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