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the Node survey

Posted by on July 5th, 2011

Since its launch in June 2010, the Node has attracted thousands of visitors. Some have visited only once, others return every day. Some have written on the site, others only read. No matter which group you belong to, we now want to hear from YOU how your experience on the Node has been. We’ve created[…]

Time flies when you’re having fun

Posted by on June 22nd, 2011

Exactly one year ago today, we launched the Node. Since then, we’ve accumulated a good number of regular readers, and some enthusiastic contributors. We’ve covered meetings, research, news, images and other topics – all with a focus on developmental biology. It seems like this past year just flew by. Really, where did the time go?[…]

A trip down memory lane

Posted by on June 21st, 2011

Tomorrow is the Node’s first birthday, which means we’ve been online for a year now. We’ve taken a look at the archive of the past year as a reminder of what we’ve featured on the site. Please join us on this trip down memory lane. A quick look back at the Node’s first year: June[…]

Woods Hole image winner

Posted by on June 20th, 2011

Congratulations to Meii Chung of UT Austin, whose image of a Cerebratulus pilidium larva won first place in the latest voting round to choose a cover for Development from images taken by students of the 2010 Woods Hole Embryology course. Pilidium larva of the Nermertean, Cerebratulus lacteus. Acetylated tubulin (green), serotonin (red), nuclei (blue, DAPI).[…]

Put your party hats on

Posted by on June 13th, 2011

If you take a look at our Facebook and Twitter pages today, you might notice that they look slightly different. Our regular logo is temporarily replaced with a special logo to celebrate our upcoming first birthday. That’s right – it’s been one year already! Our official birthday is on June 22nd, and if you check[…]

Select a Development cover – round 3

Posted by on June 6th, 2011

The annual Embryology course at Woods Hole starts again this week. Best of luck to all participants! We thought it was an appropriate time to launch the third voting round to choose a Development cover from images taken by the students in last year’s course. Meanwhile, the winning image from the first round – a[…]

Second cover image winner: mouse pharyngeal arch

Posted by on May 4th, 2011

Congratulations to Hozana Andrade Castillo of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, whose image of a mouse pharyngeal arch jumped from third place to first place in the last few days of voting. Her image will appear on a cover of Development in the next few months. Developing pharyngeal arch region of mouse embryo[…]

Select a Development cover – round 2

Posted by on April 21st, 2011

A few weeks ago, you selected this sea urchin image from the Woods Hole embryology course as a cover for Development. We have many more images from this course, and more opportunities to choose a journal cover. Here is the second batch. Which of these images would you like to see on the cover of[…]

Intersection Image Contest Winner

Posted by on April 4th, 2011

Congratulations to Stéphane Vincent of the IGBMC in Illkirch, France, who won the Node’s intersection image competition: His image showing staining of a gut section of a E17.5 mouse embryo impressed the judges as well as the Node’s readers, receiving more than half of the votes. Stéphane says: “I took this picture by chance: I[…]

Image competition finalists

Posted by on March 21st, 2011

In the Node’s recent image competition, we asked for images related to developmental biology and some sort of intersection – playing on the double meaning of the word “node” in the site’s name. We received as many different interpretations of this theme as submissions, which gave the judges a difficult task. But by looking both[…]