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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[…]

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Posted by on March 14th, 2011

We were deeply shocked to hear about the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, and would like to express our sympathy with the people of Japan. Throughout the weekend, we have been following news from colleagues in Japan, but we still don’t have a complete picture of where researchers in the[…]

First cover image winner: sea urchin

Posted by on March 8th, 2011

Congratulations to Sarah A. Elliott (University of Utah) and Nobuo Ueda (University of Queensland), whose image of a sea urchin eating seaweed will appear on a cover of Development later this year. Mouth of an adult sea urchin feeding on a fragment of seaweed. The image is a still from this timelapse: It was a[…]

Select a Development cover image from the Woods Hole course

Posted by on February 28th, 2011

Last summer you’ve been able to follow the experiences of a few of the students of the Woods Hole embryology course on the Node. You could tell from their stories that they learned different imaging techniques and studied a range of unique organisms. The images produced in this course deserve a much wider audience, so[…]

Image contest deadline extended (and other image news)

Posted by on February 25th, 2011

Good news if you were rushing to get your images in in time for our image competition: we’ve extended the deadline to March 15. We’ve seen all sorts of unique interpretations of the theme “intersections” as applied to developmental biology among the submissions so far. Make sure to send yours in, too – you just[…]

News for Node readers and writers

Posted by on February 21st, 2011

Contest reminder The deadline for the Node image contest is creeping closer. Have you sent in your submission yet? Have a look on our Facebook page to get a glimpse of the kind of thing you could win. (Though, presumably, you’re not going to commission the Node logo when you win, so it would look[…]