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Can you handle the tooth?

Posted by on January 23rd, 2017

Reflections on “Sox2+ progenitors in sharks link taste development with the evolution of regenerative teeth from denticles”, PNAS 113(51), 14769-14774, 2016.   Despite an overwhelming amount of carefully curated data, such as the International Shark Attack File, which indicates that your chances of being bitten by a shark are vanishingly small, humans have had a long and often[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 2)

Posted by on January 17th, 2017

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   ECM: bridging the gap between germ layers The extracellular matrix (ECM) plays crucial roles during morphogenesis but how it is assembled and patterned in vivo is poorly understood. Here, Yuki Sato, Rusty Lansford and colleagues investigate this by examining the distribution of the ECM[…]

A fine balance: tuning adult neurogenesis in the freshwater planarian

Posted by on January 12th, 2017

Comment on “Neuronal sources of hedgehog modulate neurogenesis in the adult planarian brain”, eLife 2016;5:e19735. Currie et al., eLife (2016)   Ko W. Currie, Cellular Neurobiology, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montreal (IRCM), Montreal, QC Alyssa M. Molinaro, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON Bret J. Pearson, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON   To say[…]

December in preprints

Posted by on January 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   2016 saw preprints in the life sciences really taking off…   bioRxiv ends the year on a high — Richard Sever (@cshperspectives) January 3, 2017   …and, perhaps in light[…]

the Node in 2016

Posted by on December 23rd, 2016

2016 will live in infamy for many reasons, but perhaps we can seek a little catharsis in science, and in some of the wonderful developmental biology that the Node has  promoted this year.     This end of year roundup comes in two sections – the top 20 most read posts, and then some of[…]

The 12 GIFs of Christmas

Posted by on December 23rd, 2016

To celebrate the Yuletide, we put together the 12 Development GIFs of Christmas on Twitter, a celebration of the beauty and breadth of developmental biology in endless hypnotic loops that you could watch for ages.   Happy GIFmas!   🎄1/12 @Dev_Journal GIFs of Christmas🎄SPIM #zebrafish, from Bassi, et al. — the Node (@the_Node)[…]

Vote for your favourite Development cover, 2016

Posted by on December 19th, 2016

*Winner announced!* With over 200 votes counted, the cover of Development’s Special Issue on Plant Development has won the voter’s favourite cover for 2016! The fruit bat came second, and in joint third the fly nervous system and the fly legs. A fitting variety of model organisms for a great year in developmental biology!    […]

The people behind the papers #9

Posted by on December 16th, 2016

The neural crest is a remarkable multipotent cell population that has become a model system for how epithelial cells become mesenchymal and migrate during development. In today’s post, we feature a paper from the recent issue of The Journal of Cell Biology that investigates the role that proteolysis of cell-cell adhesion receptors plays in this process. We caught[…]

The people behind the papers #8

Posted by on December 14th, 2016

Today’s paper comes from the final issue of Development for 2016, and reveals a link between bioelectricity and reactive oxygen species during tail regeneration in Xenopus. We caught up with first author Fernando Ferreira and his advisor Min Zhao, Professor in Dermatology at UC Davis.     So Min, can you give me the brief history of your[…]

This month on the Node and beyond

Posted by on December 5th, 2016

November turned out to be  a bumper month on the Node with posts on research (current and historical), meetings and new resources, as well as interviews and a meeting report. Plus some beautiful science-inspired art. Here are some of our highlights, as well as our pick of the best of the web this month.   Research, resources, and[…]