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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[…]

This month on the Node – January 2012

Posted by on January 31st, 2012

This round-up also includes a few posts from the end of December that didn’t make it into December’s post due to holiday scheduling. Developmental Biology Bingo Game We made a bingo game! You all left many suggestions for words to include in a developmental biology bingo game, and BenchFly turned that into a playable game.[…]

This month on the Node – December 2011

Posted by on December 30th, 2011

Many of you may have a few days off from work at the moment. If you want to catch up on what you missed on the Node this month, read on: BenchFly bingo game Benchfly, a site with free video protocols and other resources for researchers, has created “Group Meeting Bingo”. The site generates bingo[…]

Stem cells, cellules souches, Stammzellen: taking research to Europe’s public

Posted by on December 22nd, 2011

It’s been a busy year for EuroStemCell: Europe’s stem cell hub – see for more information on who we are. We’d like to wish The Node community a happy festive season and a great start to 2012. But before we say goodbye to 2011, we thought you might be interested to know about some[…]

This month on the Node – November 2011

Posted by on November 30th, 2011

What was new on the Node this month? Here are a few of the highlights from November: New Research: Several exciting new research papers were discussed on the Node this month. In one post, Stas Shvartsman introduces a recent Development paper from his own lab that describes a method to quantify the spatial range of[…]

This month on the Node – October 2011

Posted by on October 31st, 2011

What was new on the Node this month? Here are a few of the highlights from October: MacArthur genius grant for Yukiko Yamashita Sasha Terashima interviewed Yukiko Yamashita, one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows. The MacArthur foundation hands out “genius grants” of half a million dollars to a select group of people in all areas[…]

This month on the Node – September 2011

Posted by on September 30th, 2011

What was new on the Node this month? Here are a few of the highlights from September: EMBO meeting Natascha Bushati attended the EMBO meeting, and wrote several posts as one of their certified bloggers, including two interviews that are definitely worth a read: one with Janet Rossant, and a joint interview with Eric Wieschaus[…]