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Question Of The Month- developmental biology funding

”The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.” – The Nurse review of science funding.

Posted by on April 10th, 2015

The following is my response to the Nurse review on scientific funding call for evidence: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/nurse-review-of-research-councils-call-for-evidence Now he has lots of free time(!) having stepped down from running the Royal Society, Sir Paul remains the biggest name in scientific establishment, or at least the first name in the section marked ‘scientists’ in David Willett’s former […]
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Editorial: Developing peer review

Posted by on April 7th, 2015

This editorial first appeared in Development.   Those of you reviewing for Development from this week onwards will notice some changes to our Reviewer Guidelines and Report Forms. After consultation with our Academic Editors, Advisory Board and the wider community, we have significantly revised the form that referees complete when reviewing a paper. We hope that these modifications will help our […]
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Best method to measure force transmission between cells

Posted by on April 6th, 2015

We have been trying to implement FRET in the lab and transfect our cells with mechanical biosensors, but so far we haven’t managed to successfully force our cells to express our constructs. After some digging, we realised that this technique does not work for all cell types. Its success seems to be highly dependent on cell […]
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Mole’s Wow! So now you have your own lab! Part II- The teaching monster

Posted by on March 31st, 2015

This cartoon was first published in the Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.   To read part I- ‘The imposter’ click here.
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Mole’s Wow! So now you have your own lab! Part I- The imposter

Posted by on March 31st, 2015

This cartoon was first published in the Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.     To read part II- ‘The teaching monster’ click here.
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Question Of The Month- developmental biology funding

Posted by on March 24th, 2015

In our recent survey many of you told us that you like the Node to be even more a place where the community can discuss and share ideas. We totally agree, but to make this happen we need your help and participation! To encourage more discussions we decided to launch a new feature called Question of the […]
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From bench to newspaper

Posted by on February 20th, 2015

Alongside my main role as community manager of the Node I am also Development’s online editor, and one of my responsibilities is writing press releases. I recently wrote a press release on a Development paper that received some media attention, and I was surprised by the way the story was covered. The articles ranged from […]
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Reaching out – the many faces of science outreach

Posted by on January 20th, 2015

This Spotlight was first published in Development.   The days of the solitary scientist toiling away within the isolation of the academic ivory tower are something of the past. This is not only true when actually doing science, as projects become more collaborative and global, but also when considering the relationship between scientists and the public. Science outreach is something that most […]
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From naïve pluripotency to chimeras: a new ethical challenge?

Posted by on December 18th, 2014

This article by Insoo Hyun was first published in  Development. Also read the companion ethics article here.   In recent years, there has been much interest in the prospect of generating and using human stem cells that exhibit a state of naïve pluripotency. Such a pluripotent state might be functionally confirmed by assessing the chimeric contribution of these cells to non-human blastocysts. Furthermore, the […]
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Ethical considerations in chimera research

Posted by on December 18th, 2014

This article by Göran Hermerén was first published in  Development. Also read the companion ethics article  here.   The development of human pluripotent stem cells has opened up the possibility to analyse the function of human cells and tissues in animal hosts, thus generating chimeras. Although such lines of research have great potential for both basic and translational science, they […]
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