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December desktop calendar

Posted by on November 29th, 2011

And here it is: the last of the desktop wallpaper calendars. In June we celebrated our first birthday, and decided to give all our readers a virtual gift. It ended up being six gifts: one desktop calendar wallpaper for each remaining month of 2011. If you want to see all the images, or download the[…]

Dates for your calendar

Posted by on November 7th, 2011

Dates for your calendar This is a selection of upcoming dates of interest, but it’s by no means an exhaustive list. We’ll try to do these once in a while, but don’t hesitate to write your own posts to let people know about similar deadlines, or leave a comment below. Also make sure to check[…]

This month on the Node – October 2011

Posted by on October 31st, 2011

What was new on the Node this month? Here are a few of the highlights from October: MacArthur genius grant for Yukiko Yamashita Sasha Terashima interviewed Yukiko Yamashita, one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows. The MacArthur foundation hands out “genius grants” of half a million dollars to a select group of people in all areas[…]

November desktop calendar

Posted by on October 28th, 2011

It’s that time of the month again, when we upload the desktop calendar for next month. This time an image that you may remember from April – either from the contest on the Node or from the pub quiz at the BSDB meeting. It’s a sea biscuit during metamorphosis from larval to adult stage. This[…]

Node survey results

Posted by on October 5th, 2011

A few months ago we ran a survey on the Node to ask how you used the site, and if you had any suggestions. First of all, a big thank-you to all of you who took the time to answer our questions. As promised, we held a random draw among the survey participants: the winner[…]

This month on the Node – September 2011

Posted by on September 30th, 2011

What was new on the Node this month? Here are a few of the highlights from September: EMBO meeting Natascha Bushati attended the EMBO meeting, and wrote several posts as one of their certified bloggers, including two interviews that are definitely worth a read: one with Janet Rossant, and a joint interview with Eric Wieschaus[…]

October desktop calendar

Posted by on September 29th, 2011

It’s the end of the month, which means it’s time to download next month’s desktop calendar. Put it on your own computer and/or on the computers in your lab. There, now you’re all ready for October! Mouse embryo showing Wnt1/Cre-YFP transgene (yellow), 2H3 antibody (red), and DAPI (blue). This image, taken by Elsa Denker of[…]

Site update and dates for your calendar

Posted by on September 15th, 2011

Scheduled Node Maintenance: This weekend (September 16-18) we’re upgrading the system that the Node runs on (WordPress), so you may not be able to access the site at times. Everything should be working again on Monday, but as always, if you spot anything unusual, let us know. Update 18/9: the site upgrade is now complete,[…]

Node updates

Posted by on August 31st, 2011

Survey As you know we carried out a survey about the Node this summer. Thank you to those who answered our questions! It was very helpful. We’re currently analysing the results, and you can expect a report on the Node soon. One lucky survey participant, Greg Shanower of The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Philadelphia[…]

September desktop calendar

Posted by on August 30th, 2011

We’re as surprised as you are that September starts in a few days! Time to get a new desktop calendar. While it may look like an African violet, this is actually a staining of the four-cell stage of a slipper limpet (Crepidula fornicata) just about to cleave to the eight-cell stage. This image, taken by[…]