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This month on the Node- October 2015

Posted by on November 1st, 2015

Research: – Can we make embryos in silico? Miquel posted about his recent paper in Bioinformatics, and the modeling framework he implemented in the new tool EmbryoMaker. – What does YAP do? Muriel explained the role of this Hippo effector in the Xenopus retina. – Histones, regeneration and crickets were all present in Hideyo Ohuchi’s post. – How[…]

This month on the Node- September 2015

Posted by on October 1st, 2015

  Research: – Are cellular movements essential for the formation of Turing patterns? Two theoretical chemists posted about their recent paper in Nature Communications! – David wrote his recent paper in Disease Models & Mechanisms, where he developed two novel and complementary strains that facilitate genetic studies in the mouse.   Discussion: – Are PhD internships[…]

This month on the Node- August 2015

Posted by on September 1st, 2015

Our jobs page was very busy this month, with 15 new positions advertised! Here are some of the other highlights:   Discussion: – What is the best way to encourage peer reviewing? Share your thoughts in the latest Question of the Month! – In a piece originally published in the Journal of Cell Science, Martin Schwartz argued[…]

This month on the Node- July 2015

Posted by on August 1st, 2015

July was a really exciting month on the Node, as we launched our brand new look and celebrated our 5th anniversary! Here are some of the highlights:   Happy birthday to the Node: The Node’s birthday gift to itself was a brand new look and logo. Check out our first post of the month for[…]

This month on the Node- June 2015

Posted by on July 1st, 2015

Here are some of the highlights of the last month!   Research: Steve told the tale of how it became an established fact that human sex ratio at conception is male biased… a cautionary tale on the conception of scientific ‘facts’. Kate wrote about her lab’s new paper in Neuron, examining how the micro circuitry of[…]

This month on the Node- May 2015

Posted by on June 1st, 2015

May was one of the busiest months in the history of the Node, with over 40 new posts! Here are some of the highlights:   Research: – Briana discussed how she and her colleagues generated human lung organoids in vitro, work published in eLife. – How did dinosaur snouts evolve into beaks? Arhat Abzhanov discussed his recent paper in Evolution,[…]

This month on the Node- April 2015

Posted by on May 1st, 2015

April has been a busy month on the Node! Here are some of the highlights:   Question of the Month- CRISPR technology: This month a group in China reported genome editing in human embryos. What are the technical and ethical issues of using CRISPR? Share your thoughts here!   BSDB meeting: April saw the joint Spring[…]

This month on the Node- March 2015

Posted by on April 1st, 2015

Here are some of the highlights on the Node in the last month:   Discussion: – Following your feedback to our survey, this month we launched a new feature to encourage more discussion on the Node-  Question of the Month! Every month you can expect a new question on an interesting or controversial topic, and[…]

This month on the Node- February 2015

Posted by on March 2nd, 2015

Our jobs page was again very busy this month, so make sure to check it out! Here are some of the other highlights:   Research: – Manuel wrote about his Development paper, where he examines how the eyes of the cavefish P. andruzii develop, and what that tells us about the evolution of eye loss in[…]

This month on the Node- January 2015

Posted by on February 2nd, 2015

Our jobs page has been busy this month, with several new postdoc positions advertised. Here are some of the other highlights:   Research: – Christoph and his colleagues wrote about their recent Development paper, where they inhibited the Rho-kinase ROCK in the rabbit embryo, discussing the implications of their work in our understanding of the evolution[…]