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Posted by on January 31st, 2011

Just a quick roundup of some interesting bits of news. Embryo research in France This one’s rather interesting to read together with the interview with Margaret Buckingham we posted last week. France has very strict regulations in place for research on embryos or ESCs. Now, Nature reports that researchers in France are urging their government […]
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Blogging the Flood at the University of Queensland

Posted by on January 30th, 2011

On January 12th, about three quarters of the Australian State of Queensland was flooded as local rivers and creeks overflowed from rainfall. Needless to say, it’s been an extremely wet summer. One victim was the University of Queensland, which still stands next to the Brisbane River, the cause of the city of Brisbane’s troubles. Flood […]
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An interview with Margaret Buckingham: President of the French Society of Developmental Biology

Posted by on January 27th, 2011

(This interview originally appeared in Development) Margaret Buckingham is Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and she is also the current President of the French Society of Developmental Biology (Société Française de Biologie du Développement, SFBD). We spoke with her about the role of the SFBD and about […]
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Ernest McCulloch 1926-2011

Posted by on January 27th, 2011

Last week (January 19), stem cell pioneer Ernest McCulloch died at the age of 84. Together with James Till, McCulloch discovered stem cells in the 1960s. For their work, the pair won the Gairdner Award in 1969 and the Lasker Award in 2005. McCulloch was professor emeritus of the University of Toronto and former Director […]
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In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 4)

Posted by on January 26th, 2011

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: New moves in haematopoiesis: rumba and samba Vertebrate haematopoiesis relies on a pool of haemetopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) that can self-renew and differentiate into all haematopoietic lineages. But what are the molecular mechanisms that regulate this process? Here, Zilong Wen and co-workers (p. 619) […]
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A career in publishing: a developing story

Posted by on January 25th, 2011

In a follow up to Eva’s first post in our alternative careers series about how a research background in developmental biology can lead to a career path that lies outside of research, I hope that my description here of how I made the move from a PhD in developmental genetics to a career in publishing […]
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Just because it looks like a duct, doesn’t mean it is the duct

Posted by on January 25th, 2011

The Node’s staff has kindly given me the opportunity to write a background piece, placing into context the results of our studies described in the paper, “Sox9+ ductal cells are multipotent progenitors throughout development but do not produce new endocrine cells in the normal or injured adult pancreas” (released today in Development; http://dev.biologists.org/lookup/doi/10.1242/dev.056499). For many […]
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Double bill: Bringin’ Stickleback / Bad Project

Posted by on January 24th, 2011

Is this Monday not quite giving you the results you were hoping for? Cheer up with a few science music videos. This one, “Bad Project”, is being emailed around rapidly among scientists worldwide, so there’s a good chance you’ve already seen it. If not, it’s worth a watch for the costumes (made of lab supplies!) […]
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Skip your postdoc?

Posted by on January 20th, 2011

A friend of mine went straight from his PhD in computational (pharmaco)chemistry to an investigator position, and I have heard an unconfirmed second-hand story of one other person recently making this transition in a life science related area. But by and large, most PI jobs require that you have done at least one postdoc, and […]
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Conference announcement: Advances in stem cell research: Development, Regeneration & Disease in Paris, France

Posted by on January 19th, 2011

Announcement for the Advances in stem cell research: Development, Regeneration & Disease conference at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, April 6-8, 2011.
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