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Special Issue on Organoids

Posted by on March 15th, 2016

In vitro organogenesis has exploded onto the stem cell and developmental biology scene. It is now possible to make  miniaturised approximations of many different organs – known as organoids – entirely in vitro, using either pluripotent stem cells or adult tissue stem cells as starting material. Coaxed towards their fate by various signalling molecules and growth factors,[…]

What would you ask Nobel Prize Laureate Shinya Yamanaka?

Posted by on March 14th, 2016

It’s been 10 years since induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were first reported from the lab of Prof. Shinya Yamanaka. Since then, the field of direct reprogramming has grown immensely, and iPSCs have proved themselves to be an extremely useful and versatile tool, enabling research into basic developmental biology, the mechanism of reprogramming itself, as[…]

Regenerating the aged thymus

Posted by on April 9th, 2014

The latest issue of Development includes a paper by Clare Blackburn and colleagues at the Medical Research Council Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, showing that the aged mouse thymus can be regenerated in vivo by the upregulation of a single transcription factor, FOXN1. This work has generated quite a lot of interest in[…]

Stem Cells & Regeneration: Development’s online home for stem cell research

Posted by on November 15th, 2013

Earlier this year, Development launched Stem Cells & Regeneration: a website dedicated to hosting all of the journal’s stem cell and regeneration content. This online home means that you can now receive email alerts that contain only the Stem Cells & Regeneration content from Development. So if this is your main interest, sign up for email alerts now. More[…]

Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide – the new book by Paul Knoepfler

Posted by on September 30th, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Associate Professor and dedicated stem cell blogger Dr. Paul Knoepfler about his upcoming book “Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide”. The book covers everything from defining stem cells and their clinical applications to stem cell regulation and even some stem cell urban legends. Here, Paul chats about his book,[…]

Where scientists fear to tread

Posted by on August 22nd, 2013

I have recently returned from a spate of international conferences that afforded me the opportunity to experience meetings for the first time as an editor, instead of as an active researcher. It was also the first time I had seen my former lab mates since leaving the bench, and the reunion was a very happy[…]

New Reviews Editor at Development!

Posted by on March 22nd, 2013

Dear readers of the Node, Hi there! My name is Caroline and I am the new Reviews Editor covering all things stem cells at Development. I come to you from the land down under, namely Australia, where I did my PhD on kidney development and stem cells in the lab of Prof Melissa Little at[…]