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Surprise findings turn up the temperature on the study of vernalization

Posted by on February 15th, 2019

Press Release from the John Innes Centre (link) New evidence has emerged about the agriculturally important process of vernalization in a development that could help farmers deal with financially damaging weather fluctuations.     Vernalization is the process by which plants require prolonged exposure to cold temperature before they transition from the vegetative state to[…]

January in preprints

Posted by on February 1st, 2019

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  January was notable for the number of preprints on Xenopus development, plus a trio on Piezo channels, two on ctenophores, and a preprint on preprints that has also been preLighted (very meta). The preprints were hosted on bioRxiv, PeerJ, and arXiv. Let us know if we missed anything, and use[…]

Old and new: developmental biologists meet among the redwoods

Posted by on January 22nd, 2019

Aidan Maartens & Jordan Ward   The Santa Cruz Developmental Biology Conference happens every couple of years in UCSC’s beautiful campus, and is seen as a kind of West Coast Gordon Conference for the field. In August a hundred or so developmental biologists gathered for the 2018 version, organised by Bin Chen, Natasza Kurpios and[…]

December in preprints

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  December’s haul includes a succession of preprints on Drosophila patterning (embryos, wings, brains and intestines), single cell investigations into the neural crest, hair cells, spinal cord and retina, a comparison of  primate brain organoids, and plant development covered from root to shoot. The preprints[…]

The 12 GIFs of Christmas

Posted by on December 21st, 2018

Over on Twitter we’ve been having fun with our third instalment of the 12 GIFs of Christmas. For those not on Twitter, here are the GIFs – they represent some of the most cutting edge and inventive developmental biology of 2018, and also showcase the beauty of timelapse microscopy.   Transcription overlaid onto the rapid[…]

Our 2018 highlights

Posted by on December 20th, 2018

2018 was a fun year on the Node, with a continued diversity of posts, more jobs than ever and our highest number of readers since our launch (regularly breaking the 30k page views per month barrier). Good vibes, and a good time to celebrate our most-read from the year, which includes three posts on statistics[…]

This month in preLights – November

Posted by on December 14th, 2018

Welcome to our monthly summary of developmental biology (and related) preLights     In our last post of the year, we again have plenty of exciting research to feature, and would like to thank all the preLighters for their incredible work selecting and highlighting interesting preprints in a broad range of topics for the community.[…]

November in preprints

Posted by on December 4th, 2018

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  This month’s haul includes a potful of plant development, new ways to mend broken hearts, an Alexa in the lab, and three preprints from Development’s recently appointed Editor Cassandra Extavour. The preprints were hosted on bioRxiv, PeerJ, and arXiv. Let us know if we missed anything, and use[…]

October in preprints

Posted by on November 1st, 2018

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  This month we decided to reinstate our Plant Development section after a Twitter chat, and as it happened October had a glut of preprints covering all aspects of plant development. You’ll also find lots of regeneration (kidneys, colons, eyes, axons and whole colonial tunicates),[…]

This month in preLights – September

Posted by on October 12th, 2018

Welcome to our monthly summary of developmental biology (and related) preLights.   It’s been almost eight months since the launch of preLights, and we are very excited about the hugely positive response from the community so far and preLights’ rapid growth – we recently reached two hundred preprint highlights! To further grow this service, we[…]