Mission Peluches

A cuddly science outreach project

Chris Wylie and Janet Heasman

An interview with Christopher Wylie and Janet Heasman

limbs and genitals

A TALE OF LIMBS AND GENITALS

ciona

Tissue-specific genome editing in Ciona embryos by CRISPR/Cas9

This month on the Node- November 2014

Posted by on December 1st, 2014

Our jobs page was busy this month, with jobs advertised in the UK, France, Brazil, Finland and the USA! Here are the other highlights:   Research: - Patrick told us the back story to his recent Nature paper that reported a common evolutionary origin for the external genitalia of a snake and the hindlimb of a […]
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This month on the Node- October 2014

Posted by on November 3rd, 2014

Here are some of the highlights for October. Don’t forget to also check our jobs page, were several new positions were advertised this month!   Research: - Shusei wrote about his recent paper successfully using intracytoplasmic sperm injection to generate live quails, and what this work teaches us about bird development. - Misato combined atomic force microscopy […]
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This month on the Node- September 2014

Posted by on October 1st, 2014

Here are some of the highlights for September:   Research: - Sylvain discussed his recent Development paper on the tristable regulatory network behind cell fate decisions in the early embryo. - Aryeh wrote about his research on spontaneous patterning of human ES cells, recently published in Nature Methods (he is also hiring a postdoc!). - and Christelle highlighted a recent […]
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This month on the Node- August 2014

Posted by on September 1st, 2014

Here are last month’s highlights! Don’t forget to check our jobs page too.   Research: - Gary wrote about his visit to a particle accelerator to image Xenopus embry0s using X-rays. - Thomas discussed his  paper in Development on the evolution of the development underlying the complex cerebellum found in amniotes. - Milos introduced his blog ‘Creative Morphometrics’, where he […]
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This month on the Node- July 2014

Posted by on August 1st, 2014

Here are last month’s highlights!   Research and news: - Jacqueline wrote about her recent paper in Development, investigating the developmental origin and evolution of turtle shell patterning. - This month’s Stem Cell Beauty post focused on the role of two transcription factors in muscle development… and how the way such discoveries help us get closer to a […]
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This month on the Node- June 2014

Posted by on July 1st, 2014

  This month the Node celebrated its fourth birthday! Here are some of the other highlights:       Research: - Kevin Chalut wrote about his recent paper  at the crossroads of biology and physics, where he shows that the nucleus of ES cells exiting pluripotency have an unusual physical property. - How is the primitive […]
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This month on the Node- May 2014

Posted by on June 1st, 2014

Our jobs page has been very busy again, including several positions in publishing. Here are some of the other highlights:   Research: - Néstor discussed his recent paper in Developmental Cell on the role of GATA6 in primitive endoderm specification (and some of the techniques used). - Jenna and Jessica explained how they established zebrafish as a model to […]
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This month on the Node- April 2014

Posted by on April 30th, 2014

Our jobs page has been particularly busy this month, with a range of job positions from research technicians to senior lectureships! Here are some of the other highlights:   Research: - Nikos wrote about what his work in Parhyale, recently published in Science, can tell us about the evolution of regeneration. - The undergraduates at Reed College […]
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This month on the Node- March 2014

Posted by on April 1st, 2014

2014 is continuing in full force on the Node. We had many interesting posts this month, as well as several job and PhD studentships advertised in our jobs page. Here are the highlights!   Research: - Fernando described a new technique called CLoNE, which allows cell labelling for lineage analysis of specific progenitor cells. - […]
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This month on the Node- February 2014

Posted by on March 1st, 2014

The Node was full of activity in February. Here are some of the highlights!   Research:   - Jennifer Fish and Richard Schneider wrote about their recent paper studying jaw size evolution using quail and duck. - Groups at the MPI-CBG in Dresden and Fritz Lipmann Institute in Jena showed that integrin and thyroid hormones promote […]
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