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Woods Hole images 2015, Round 2 – The winner

Posted by on June 21st, 2017

The votes are in for our latest Development cover competition with entries from the 2015 class of the Woods Hole Embryology Course.  With 333 votes counted, we have a winner: 4th Place (13% of the votes) – Drosophila 3rd Place (25% of the votes) – Skate 2nd Place (26% of the votes) – Parhyale 1st Place (36% of the votes) – Crab  […]

NIH launches competition to develop human eye tissue in a dish

Posted by on June 21st, 2017

3-D Retina Organoid Challenge to spur breakthroughs in treating blinding diseases The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has opened the first stage of a federal prize competition designed to generate miniature, lab-grown human retinas. The retina is the light- sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. Over the[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 12)

Posted by on June 21st, 2017

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Btbd7 branches out across multiple organs Dynamic changes in epithelial cell-cell adhesion and motility are crucial for branching morphogenesis – the process by which highly branched epithelial organs, such as the lung and kidney, grow and develop from a simple epithelial bud. Although many[…]

One more day to vote!

Posted by on June 20th, 2017

Our image competition for a future Development cover is still live: voting closes tomorrow at 13.00 GMT! Click here to vote and find out more about the images   (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

Getting to know us – an article about the Node and social media

Posted by on June 15th, 2017

Last year we were approached by Andreas Prokop of The University of Manchester (who is also Communications Officer of the British Society for Developmental Biology), with an offer to write a paper on our experiences of running the Node and using social media to build scientific networks. We – that is Aidan Maartens (the Node’s Community[…]

An interview with Hiroshi Hamada

Posted by on June 5th, 2017

This interview by Katherine Brown first appeared in Development, Volume 144, Issue 11. Hiroshi Hamada is the Director of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) in Kobe, Japan. His lab focusses on the establishment of left-right asymmetry in the mouse embryo, and the role of cilia in the symmetry-breaking event. Hiroshi’s work has been recognised[…]

May in preprints

Posted by on June 5th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See last year’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything This month featured a host of preprints on plants, stem cells, connectomics and modelling. Plus the first preprint from Nobel laureate and recent Development interviewee Eric Wieschaus, an introduction to the concept[…]

Vote for a Development cover – Woods Hole Images 2015, Round 2

Posted by on May 31st, 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[…]

Going format-free

Posted by on May 30th, 2017

This Editorial originally appeared in Development, Volume 144, Issue 11   Katherine Brown, Olivier Pourquié   As some readers will already be aware, we have recently introduced a new ‘format-free’ submission policy. We’ve been delighted by the early feedback on this – from what we’re hearing, this has been a popular move and will help make[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 11)

Posted by on May 30th, 2017

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Getting MAD in meiosis In meiosis I, homologous chromosomes must pair and form crossovers to ensure appropriate chromosome alignment and segregation. During this process, as in mitosis, the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) functions to detect misaligned chromosomes at metaphase. This delays anaphase to enable[…]