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Researchers describe new tardigrade fossil found in 16 million year old Domincan amber

October 6, 2021

Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are a diverse group of charismatic microscopic invertebrates that are best known for their ability to survive extreme conditions. A famous example was a 2007 trip to space where tardigrades were exposed to the space vacuum and harmful ionizing solar radiation, and still managed to survive and reproduce after returning to Earth. Tardigrades are found in all the continents of the world and in different environments including marine, freshwater, and terrestrial.

Tardigrades have survived all five Phanerozoic Great Mass Extinction events,...

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Dwayne Evans

Dwayne Evans Awarded Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

July 22, 2021

Congratulations to PhD candidate Dwayne Evans (Harvard Medical School Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD Program, Cassandra Extavour, Advisor) awarded a 2021 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.

The fellowship, administered by the Fellowships Office of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, seeks to increase the...

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