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Severed Spinal Cord? Not a Problem for Sea Lampreys.

What if humans could regenerate our body parts? How can amputees or victims of central nervous system damage, for example, recover their very own limbs or physical movement? Scientists are hard at work, researching mechanisms that may answer these questions — and they’re drawing inspiration from marine life. Rishya NarayananRishya is pursuing an M.S. in […]

Saving the Blue Bloods: Horseshoe Crab Edition

We use horseshoe crab blood to test every FDA approved drug given to humans. Yet with horseshoe crab populations dropping and a feasible replacement test already developed, why haven’t we made the switch? Kristin HuizengaI am a PhD student in Biological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. My interests are in […]

Venomous sea anemones “pick their poison” depending on their life stage

Many scientists are interested in studying venom for medicinal properties. A fascinating finding from a new study involving the starlet sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis) shows that we can’t just look in the right place, we also have to look at the right time. Megan ChenI graduated with a Masters of Coastal & Marine Management from […]

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