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Woods Hole images 2015, Round 1 – The winner

Posted by on April 18th, 2017

The votes are in for our latest Development cover competition with entries from the 2015 class of the Woods Hole Embryology Course.  With 578 votes counted, a winner emerged with 40% of the vote –   4th Place (72 votes) – Clathria 3rd Place (136 votes) – Mice 2nd Place (138 votes) – Jellyfish 1st[…]

March in preprints

Posted by on April 6th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See June’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything March was (yet) another bumper month for life sciences preprints. A glance at some of the names of last authors – Daniel St. Johnston, Denise Montell, Dennis Duboule, Roberto Mayor, Fiona Watt[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Internship on the Node

Posted by on March 27th, 2017

The Company of Biologists and its journal Development are looking for an intern, through the BBSRC DTP/PIPS or equivalent schemes, to help run the successful community website ‘the Node’ . This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the rapidly growing online science communication environment, to develop writing skills, and to learn about academic publishing.[…]

February in preprints

Posted by on March 6th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See June’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything   Another month, another bumper crop of preprints covering everything from calcium waves in the fly to the first mutant ant line, plant superhero genes to rat embryonic stem cells. Plus,[…]

Reviews Editor: biomedical and life sciences journals

Posted by on February 28th, 2017

Reviews Editor: biomedical and life sciences journals Based in Cambridge, UK   Applications are sought for the role of Reviews Editor for The Company of Biologists’ journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open. The role will be offered for an initial term of three years.[…]

ISSCR 2017 Award Winners Announced

Posted by on February 16th, 2017

Each year the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) recognises the stem cell researchers driving the field forward in their annual awards. You can learn more about the awards here, and watch short videos of the awardees discussing their work below.   Elaine Fuchs McEwen Award for Innovation    Jayaraj Rajagopal Dr. Susan Lim Outstanding Young[…]

This month on the Node and beyond

Posted by on February 7th, 2017

January was a productive month on the Node, with a variety of developmental biology content from the lab bench and beyond.   Research We heard from the authors of a bunch of recent papers, including Ripla Arora on her recent Development paper on imaging the implanting embryo and uterine environment in 3D, and Kyle Martin[…]

From our sister journals – December & January

Posted by on February 6th, 2017

Here we highlight some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists. JCS kicked off 2017 with a Special Issue relevant to many developmental biologists: 3D cell biology. It’s packed full of commentaries, interviews, research articles and techniques, and well worth a browse.   Brian Stramer of King’s College, London, a big[…]