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Vote for a Development cover – Woods Hole Images 2015, Round 1

Posted by on March 30th, 2017

The Woods Hole Embryology Course, which will celebrate its 124th birthday this year, is a continual source of beautiful images (and videos) of development. Since 2011 the Node has run a competition for the community to pick the best images from a given year –  the winning pictures become immortalised as Development covers! Below you will find 4 images from[…]

The people behind the papers: Thanh Vuong-Brender & Michel Labouesse

Posted by on March 30th, 2017

This year marks the centenary of D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form, an attempt to outline the physical and mathematical principles underpinning the generation of biological form. Modern day developmental biologists, bolstered by new technologies, have taken up Thompson’s cause to try to understand the mechanics of development, particularly with regard to morphogenesis. While the generation[…]

STEM Graduates announce partnership with the Science Council

Posted by on March 30th, 2017

STEM Graduates is a graduate recruitment agency and jobs board. We offer permanent salaried roles to students and graduates from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines. We believe these candidates have a unique set of career needs that can only be met by a specialist within this field. We launched STEM Women in 2016 to[…]

A New Way To Look At Human Development

Posted by on March 29th, 2017

  Throughout history, the desire of scientists to understand physiology and disease by thoroughly studying anatomical features, has always faced an intractable limitation: they cannot simply see through the tissue! Dissection has therefore been the modus operandi of anatomists: from Galen’s pioneering studies, to modern day biologists who routinely section tissues to label structures for[…]

Biologists find ‘skin-and-bones’ mechanism underlying zebrafish fin regeneration

Posted by on March 28th, 2017

This Press Release from the University of Oregon was originally posted on Eurekalert.   EUGENE, Ore. March 28, 2017 University of Oregon biologists have figured out how zebrafish perfectly regenerate amputated fins with a precisely organized skeleton. Adult zebrafish fins, including their complex skeleton, regenerate exactly to their original form within two weeks after an[…]

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Ovary Development

Posted by on March 28th, 2017

This is a 3 year Fixed Term contract We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated and productive postdoctoral research associate to join a BBSRC-funded research project investigating the formation of primordial follicles in the developing mammalian ovary, led by Dr Andrew Childs, Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences (Royal Veterinary College, University of[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 7)

Posted by on March 28th, 2017

Here are the highlights from the new issue of Development:   Making thalamic neurons in vitro In recent years, methods to derive multiple differentiated neuronal types from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) in vitro have been reported. Three-dimensional (3D) culture methods not only support differentiation but also recapitulate spatial aspects of brain development. Such studies were[…]

Postdoctoral position studying cell death of motor neurons

Posted by on March 28th, 2017

  Two years postdoctoral position at INSERM U1065 (C3M)-team 3, Nice, France on the study of cell death of motor neurons. Starting ASAP.   A two-year postdoctoral position starting ASAP, funded by the French National Research Agency is available in the ‘Metabolic control of cell death’ team (INSERM U1065), located at the Archet Hospital in[…]

Project Scientist in Exosome Biology

Posted by on March 27th, 2017

The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine anticipates an opening for an Assistant Project Scientist in the Translational Laboratory and Biorepository (TLaB). This position requires solid background in experimental design and fluency in the use of technology germane to investigations of exosomes, including but not limited to, in vitro and in vivo[…]

Postdoctoral Fellow in Stem Cell Biology and Pharmacogenomics

Posted by on March 27th, 2017

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Burridge in the Department of Pharmacology and the Center for Pharmacogenomics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Successful candidates will participate in NIH- and AHA-funded projects to study the application of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) in predictive medicine. Our goal[…]