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Pick a winner – essay competition

Posted by on July 19th, 2012

Now that you’ve had a chance to read both shortlisted essays in the “Developments in development” essay competition, it’s time to vote for the one that you think should be published in Development. Here are the links to the full essays: An Excitingly Predictable ‘Omic Future – by Joanna Asprer There‘ll be dragons? – The[…]

Vote for a Development cover – Woods Hole – Round 3

Posted by on July 19th, 2012

This week you don’t only get to decide which essay, from our competition, will appear in Development (see nominations, and the poll later today), but it’s also time to choose another cover from images from the 2011 Woods Hole embryology course. Vote in the poll below the images for the one you would like to[…]

Essay nominee 2 – There’ll be dragons?

Posted by on July 18th, 2012

Below is the second of two essays nominated in our essay competition “Developments in development”. The other nominated essay appeared on the Node yesterday. Please read both essays, and come back on or after July 19 to cast your vote for the winner. The winning essay will appear in Development later this year. See the[…]

Essay nominee 1 – An Excitingly Predictable ‘Omic Future

Posted by on July 17th, 2012

Below is the first of two essays nominated in our essay competition “Developments in development”. The other nominated essay will appear on the Node tomorrow. Please read both essays, and come back on or after July 19 to cast your vote for the winner. The winning essay will appear in Development later this year. See[…]

Essay competition nominees

Posted by on July 17th, 2012

We’re pleased to announce the nominees of the first essay competition run by Development and the Node! We received a total of twelve eligible submissions – about epigenetics, data, model organisms, stem cells, and a range of other interpretations of the theme “Developments in development”. The submissions came from PhD students, recent graduates, postdocs, and[…]

Postdoctoral Position on WNT signaling in craniofacial development, University of British Columbia, CANADA

Posted by on July 15th, 2012

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Richman lab to investigate the function of non-canonical Wnt signaling during craniofacial development in the avian embryo.  Our lab has developed new tools in which to visualize cell organization in post-migratory neural crest-derived mesenchyme (Geetha-Loganathan et al. 2011, Dev Dyn 240:2108–2119). Approaches used will include in vivo[…]

iPS cell culture scientist in the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Posted by on July 13th, 2012

Job Summary: Due to the set up of a new induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell facility managed by Roslin Cells Ltd, we are looking to employ two Cell Culture Scientists to work within a small team engaged in the generation of new research grade and clinical grade cell lines for academic and commercial customers. Job Description: The post[…]

Evolutionary crossroads in development

Posted by on July 11th, 2012

The following editorial by Nipam Patel appears in Development issue 139(15). The corresponding Featured Topic on Evolutionary Crossroads in Developmental Biology includes all the primer articles mentioned and linked in the editorial.   Currently, most developmental biologists work on one or more of a relatively small number of experimental systems, such as Arabidopsis thaliana, Drosophila[…]

Moderation is key

Posted by on July 10th, 2012

Mae West was no biologist when she told us all that “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”  I shudder to think how little development would take place if any one cell type was produced in large amounts.  Thankfully, stem cells and those involved in tissue regeneration understand the importance of moderation. Today’s[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 139, Issue 15)

Posted by on July 10th, 2012

Here are the research highlights from the current issue from Development:   Cxcr4a sets proliferative response to Hh The Hedgehog (Hh) pathway controls both patterning and proliferation during development, but how do embryonic cells distinguish between these activities? On p. 2711, Pia Aanstad and colleagues provide data that indicates that proliferative responses to Hh signalling[…]