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Worm study reveals role of stem cells in cancer

Posted by on October 3rd, 2017

A new study carried out by the University of Oxford has used flat worms to look at the role of migrating stem cells in cancer Researchers from the Aboobaker lab in the Department of Zoology used the worms (planarians) which are known for their ability to regenerate their tissues and organs repeatedly. This process is[…]

September in preprints

Posted by on October 3rd, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See last year’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything.   This month features butterfly eyespots, brain development in vivo and in silico, lots on cell commitment in embryos and dishes, a diverse selection of modelling preprints, and, right at the end in our ‘Why[…]

Production of key diabetes cells can be improved

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017

In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem cell research at the University of Copenhagen, the current way of producing beta cells from stem cells has significant shortfalls. The beta cells produced have[…]

2017 FASEB Mechanisms in Plant Development Meeting Summary

Posted by on September 5th, 2017

Written By: Margaret Frank, Ora Hazak, Samuel Leiboff, Heike Lindner, Concepcion Manzano, Lena Mueller, Michael Raissig, Annis Richardson, Adam Runions, Sebastian Soyk   A systems biology approach to understanding development The 2017 FASEB meeting “Mechanisms in Plant Development” launched with a keynote by Philip Benfey (Duke University, USA) about the current understanding of root development.[…]

August in preprints

Posted by on September 4th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See last year’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything It all went very meta this month with Matthew Cobb’s PeerJ preprint about a forgotten experiment in preprints from the 1960s. The story was highlighted in Science, a journal, Cobb explains, whose editor disparaged the[…]

July in preprints

Posted by on August 1st, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See last year’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything This month we found lots of plant preprints and plenty of evo-devo work, as well as a series of preprints characterising features of the genome at distinct stages or places during development. The[…]

January 2018: Summer! Beach! New friends and Top Developmental Biologists in course in Chile

Posted by on July 31st, 2017

New fellowships from SDB for students from USA and Canada to attend the International Course on Developmental Biology on January 9-21, 2018 in Quintay Chile. Fellowship for Latin American students will be available as well. Nipam Patel, Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado, Ray Keller, Claudio Stern, Corinne Huart, Maria Leptin, Andrea Streit, among other will teach, hands-on, the[…]

From our sister journals

Posted by on July 10th, 2017

Here we highlight some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.         Jacky Goetz, who works on intravital imaging methods and biomechanical forces during tumour development, was featured as a Cell Scientist to Watch   David Bryant and Aaron Johnson reported from The Company of Biologists’ workshop ‘Intercellular interactions in[…]

Tenured faculty position in the area of Paleontology and Evolutionary Developmental Biology University of California, Berkeley

Posted by on July 6th, 2017

The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) at the University of California, Berkeley are soliciting applications for a 100% (50 % IB, 50% MCB) time new senior level faculty member actively working at the interface between the fields of paleontology and evolutionary developmental biology; this position is[…]

June in preprints

Posted by on July 5th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See last year’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything We started this feature a year ago, and each month it’s taken a little longer to curate as more labs decide to deposit preprints alongside conventional channels of publication, and as this[…]