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This month on the Node – November 2012

Posted by on November 30th, 2012

Site upgrade We now have a “featured topics” bar across the top of the page, which has the same function as these highlight posts: to let you know what happened on the Node recently. This upgrade also came with author profile page. Do remember to fill out your profile bio, because people can now see[…]

This month on the Node – October 2012

Posted by on November 1st, 2012

The big news this past month was of course the announcement of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, awarded to John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for their work on cellular reprogramming. Katherine Brown wrote a brief post about John Gurdon’s connection to the Company of Biologists – and to the Node! Hydra Summer School[…]

This Month on the Node – September 2012

Posted by on October 1st, 2012

September is “back to school”-month in a lot of countries, and “back to the lab” for those lucky few who had time off. We saw this reflected on the Node with a lot of varied content and several job postings. Here’s a summary. EMBO meeting The annual EMBO meeting took place in Nice from September[…]

This Month on the Node – August 2012

Posted by on August 31st, 2012

A detailed view of mice and fish Michael Wong wrote about the 3D mouse embryo atlas he has worked on. The high-resolution atlas of an E15.5 mouse embryo allows for easier phenotyping of mutant strains, which can then be compared to the wildtype. “If you have two groups of mouse embryos, one wild-type and one[…]

This Month on the Node – July 2012

Posted by on July 31st, 2012

What was new on the Node this past month? “Developments in development” essay competition Congratulations to Joanna Asprer and Máté Varga, whose essays were selected by the judges in our recent essay competition. Read both essays on the Node, and then vote for your favourite. The final winning essay will be published in Development. –An[…]

This Month on the Node – June 2012

Posted by on July 2nd, 2012

June marked the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, as well as the Node’s second birthday. We celebrated this occasion with… a plethora of conferences, courses, workshops, and job postings! It was our busiest month ever, in terms of site visits as well as in number of posts, so let’s see what everyone has[…]

This month on the Node – May 2012

Posted by on June 4th, 2012

This (last…) month, several posts on the Node were about publishing issues. Ivan Oransky wrote a guest post to tell the story of why he and Adam Marcus started the blog “Retraction Watch“, which tracks retractions across the literature. “There are 44% more papers published every year than a decade ago, but at least 10[…]

This month on the Node – April 2012

Posted by on April 30th, 2012

Discussions We launched an essay competition, “Developments in development”. If you have any thoughts on the future of developmental biology – whether it’s about techniques, funding, or the general direction of the field – submit an essay before July 2nd, for a chance to be published in Development. For full details, see this post. Speaking[…]

This Month on the Node – March 2012

Posted by on March 30th, 2012

Money appears to have been the main topic of conversation this month. In the past few weeks, we’ve had a glimpse into the status of science funding in countries around the world. Paul O’Neill shared some news about the current funding situation in Japan, where government advisors recommended amalgamation of the main science bodies to[…]

This Month on the Node – February 2012

Posted by on February 29th, 2012

Even with an extra day, February is always over before you know it. Nevertheless, a lot of interesting content appeared on the Node in this short month. Have a look at some of these highlights: Resources Michael Barresi shared an educational approach he’s been using in the undergraduate developmental biology course he teaches: “My students[…]