Meet the team: Emma Handy

Project Role: Research:  Other interests: Links:  

Meet the team: Cassie Hayter

  Project Role: Research:  Other interests: Links:

Meet the team: Oliver Belleza

Project Role:   Research:    Other interests:   Links:

The Scientific Impact of Nations: Journal Placement and Citation Performance

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109195 | 01/2015
"We found that international collaboration has a strong, positive influence on both journal placement and citation performance in most disciplines. As the number of countries ... Read More

Unusual digestive systems of shipworms may help improve biofuel production

The ‘termites of the sea’ have super weird digestive systems, and they might help us make biofuels - By Rachel Feltman | 11/2014
  Shipworms were already weird animals, but they just got weirder. The ocean-dwelling clams, which actually look much more like slimy worms, are some of the only creatures ... Read More

Meet the Team: Carissa Shipman

Project Role: PhD student and Research Assistant Marine Natural Products Laboratory,  University of the Philippines-Diliman, Marine Science Institute R ... Read More

Proteins engineered from mollusk stick like glue — even in water

New adhesives based on mussel proteins could be useful for naval or medical applications. | 10/2014
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office  September 21, 2014 Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ... Read More

Fogarty funds cutting-edge biodiversity initiatives

September 8, 2014   In addition to diseases for which there are ineffective or no cures, key pathogens are becoming increasingly drug-resistant. As a ... Read More

Synthesis and bioactivity of nobilamide B

An alternative and facile solution/solid-phase approach is reported for the total synthesis of neuroactive peptide, nobilamide B. Z-Dhb was formed in solution via ... Read More

Advances in mollusk parasite culturing methods drives research

Researchers at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences dug into the last 70 years of peer-reviewed publications about protozoan parasites that infest bivalve mollusks and found ... Read More

Ocean Genome Legacy at Northeastern University

Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL) is a non­profit envi­ron­mental research orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to pro­moting new methods for the study and ... Read More

FileMaker Protocol: Updating provenance information on isolate record page

Instructions on how to add the provenance information to the isolate record: You will need to separately edit/create a passage record associated with the isolate(s).  This ... Read More

First fMRI images of individual neurons of a mollusk

A research team from CEA NeuroSpin and the Institut de neurosciences cognitives et intégratives d'Aquitaine (CNRS/Université de Bordeaux) demonstrated the possibility ... Read More

A timeline of PMS-ICBG publications

A beautiful visualization of the timeline of PMS-ICBG publications created using Timeline.js.  

Photography Exhibition: “The Art and Science of Shells

20 May 2014 14:50 by IND Staff Lafayette artist Herman Mhire’s upcoming photography exhibition, “The Art and Science of Shells,” will be featured at the ... Read More

On the brink of drug discovery

STAR SCIENCE By Alexis D. Guerrero (The Philippine Star)  Updated December 5, 2013  When you think about drug discovery, it’s easy to imagine shiny, ... Read More

Charting new waters in the quest for new drugs

STAR SCIENCE By Lilibeth A. Salvador-Reyes, Ph.D. (The Philippine Star)  Updated May 1, 2014 We often hear about the road to Olympic gold every time there ... Read More

Meet a Mollusk: Blue Dragon

Glaucus atlanticus From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Glaucus atlanticus (commonly known as the sea swallow, blue angel, blue glaucus, blue dragon, blue sea slug ... Read More

Meet the Team: Jose Miguel Robes

Research Assistant at the Marine Natural Products Laboratory, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Marine Science Institute Project Role: Links: Other interests: ... Read More

Mollusk shell secrets unlocked

Will it signal a new generation of eyewear? | 04/2014
By James Maynard | Tech Times    Mollusk shells are tough - they easily withstand most attacks from predators. Yet, the shell of the windowpane oyster is also ... Read More

Malacologist Amanda Lawless talks marauding African land snails and other mollusks

| 03/2014
Jeanette Woods |  March 6, 2014 |   Amanda Lawless, a scientist at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, is a marine biologist, ... Read More

Cambrian Explosion: The Case of Mollusks

Evolution News & Views | 11/2013
November 12, 2013 An animal body plan that appeared abruptly in the Cambrian explosion -- the mollusk -- challenges Darwinian assumptions about the history of life. Three ... Read More

Life in the “Plastisphere”: Microbial Communities on Plastic Marine Debris

Researchers at Sea Education Association and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute reported in the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology a novel study of "a ... Read More

Life under ice

Lake Vostok may harbor ingredients for a complex subglacial ecosystem | 09/2013
By Rachel Ehrenberg Web edition: August 23, 2013    Even by Antarctic standards, the Lake Vostok research station is inhospitable. The outpost at the heart ... Read More

Help Name A Mystery Fish

Submit a name for this colorful fish, and you could win a trip to the Galápagos | 07/2013
Jane J. Lee National Geographic Published July 30, 2013 ... Read More

Scientists discover thriving colonies of microbes in ocean 'plastisphere'

( —Scientists have discovered a diverse multitude of microbes colonizing and thriving on flecks of plastic that have polluted the oceans—a vast new human-made ... Read More

Meet Minnesota's new zebra mussel inspectors: dogs

by Elizabeth Dunbar, Minnesota Public Radio May 7, 2013   ST. PAUL, Minn. — Zebra mussels often elude human inspectors that search boats being ... Read More

Ocean's 'shipworm' mollusks have health benefits

Article form Portland Local News | 05/2013
Posted on May 17, 2013 by Collette Wieland CORVALLIS - Nearly 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, yet 95 percent of what lies beneath the surface, ... Read More

Mollusk medicine

Cone snail bacteria may yield new opportunities for drug development | 04/2013
By Katie Hiler | Posted March 27, 2013 Subic Bay lies on the western coast of the Philippine island of Luzon and sweeps westward in a brushstroke of aquamarine ... Read More

PMS-ICBG Researchers discover that symbiotic bacteria provide bioactive molecules to their hosts in shipworms and cone snails

OHSU press release | 01/2013
Two New Breakthroughs Demonstrate How Tomorrow’s Life-Saving Medications May Currently Be Living At the Bottom of the Sea Mollusks, which include animals such ... Read More

Help explore the ocean floor at Zooniverse

Identify species and ground cover in images of the seafloor, and help create a library of seafloor life in the habitats along the northeast continental shelf. Explore ... Read More

What's the Sound of One Mollusk Coughing?

French ecologists compared simultaneous acoustic recordings with data from movement sensors attached to  the bivalve Pecten maximus and showed that adduction movements ... Read More

Meet the team: Phylicia Alexis Guerrero

  Research Assistant at the Marine Natural Products Laboratory, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Marine Science Institute Project role: Database Manager and ... Read More

Meet the team: Adrian Ettlinger

  Researcher at the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Oregon Health and Science University   Project role:    L ... Read More

Meet the team: Sandra Dedrick

  Research Assistant and Database Manager at the Ocean Genome Legacy, Ipswich MA Project Role: supports PMS-ICBG project in strain archiving and sample preparation ... Read More

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