Today we focus on the ocean’s contributions to human health. Did you know that many of the ocean’s treasures have served as models for human physiology?

Sea urchins and starfish showed us how embryos develop from a single fertilised cell. Sharks, skates, lobsters & crabs helped scientists understand how our kidneys work. Squids and lobsters shaped our understanding of how nerves conduct electricity. And horseshoe crabs and skates taught us a lot about human vision.

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Vaccines and a little-known product called squalene
Today's topic: vaccines and a little-known product called squalene - aka shark liver oil. What's it doing in vaccines? It acts as a boosting agent, or adjuvant, that improves the immune system and makes vaccines more effective.
23 Nov 2020
NEWS
EMBRC launches its new website
EMBRC is proud to announce that it has a new website. You will find information about who we are, how we’re organised, what we do, the services we provide, and who our nine member countries are.
16 Nov 2020
NEWS
EMBRC in the news: CNN interview with IUI researchers in Eilat
CNN's Oren Liebermann went diving in the Red Sea to find out why the coral reefs remain resilient, despite climate change negatively impacting coral reefs around the world. In the video, he speaks with researchers from EMBRC partner, The Inter-University Institute (IUI) for Marine Sciences in Eilat (Israel).
13 Nov 2020
NEWS
Launch of the international project AtlantECO
In September 2020, 36 organisations from 13 different countries launched AtlantECO, an ambitious research project funded by the European Union to explore the Atlantic Ocean from pole to pole. The project will map new and existing knowledge about the microscopic organisms that inhabit rivers, coastal waters, the open ocean, marine sediments and the atmosphere, as well as those found on plastic litter.
15 Oct 2020
NEWS
CORBEL video on European 'Life Science Research Infrastructures'
We are pleased to announce the first CORBEL animated video on European 'Life Science Research Infrastructures' (LS RIs). Watch the video to see how users (in the CORBEL project) took advantage of cutting-edge technologies and resources to advance their life science research projects!
11 Jun 2020
NEWS
MarineTraining.eu now online
We are pleased to announce the launch of the updated MarineTraining.eu website. After many months of hard work and dedication from the Marine Training team at Ghent University, the updated website can now be accessed via www.marinetraining.eu or www.marinetraining.org.
26 Jun 2020

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