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Getting to know us – an article about the Node and social media

Posted by on June 15th, 2017

Last year we were approached by Andreas Prokop of The University of Manchester (who is also Communications Officer of the British Society for Developmental Biology), with an offer to write a paper on our experiences of running the Node and using social media to build scientific networks. We – that is Aidan Maartens (the Node’s Community[…]

Going format-free

Posted by on May 30th, 2017

This Editorial originally appeared in Development, Volume 144, Issue 11   Katherine Brown, Olivier Pourquié   As some readers will already be aware, we have recently introduced a new ‘format-free’ submission policy. We’ve been delighted by the early feedback on this – from what we’re hearing, this has been a popular move and will help make[…]

Obituary: Tokindo S. Okada (1927-2017)

Posted by on May 24th, 2017

This obituary by Hisato Kondoh and Harukazu Nakamura first appeared in Development, May 15th 2017.      Tokindo S. Okada (here referred to as TSO) was one of the leaders who steered developmental biology in new directions when this field was at its turning point around 1980. He also made invaluable contributions to the creation of a global[…]

The evolution of an axon guidance model: from chemotaxis to haptotaxis

Posted by on May 16th, 2017

The canonical model The publication of Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s seminal Cell papers (1, 2) in 1994 describing the identification of netrin1 (from the Sanskrit word, netr, meaning “one who guides”) was a defining moment in my graduate career. My friends and I talked about those papers for weeks, from the incredible technical feat, the biochemical purification[…]

Funding for clinical translation of tissue regeneration technologies

Posted by on May 9th, 2017

We are pleased to announce the Center for Dental, Oral, Craniofacial Tissue and Organ Regeneration (C-DOCTOR – www.c-doctor.org) RFP that will award funding to promising dental, oral and craniofacial tissue engineering and regenerative medicine technologies and help them advance toward human clinical trials through customized product development advice and core resources. Please see the full[…]

New DMM Collection focused on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Posted by on May 3rd, 2017

A growing aging population means that age-dependent neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are affecting increasing numbers of people, making research into these diseases more important than ever. As a crucial resource for researchers and to showcase the vital research being done in the field, Disease Models[…]

Recognition and metrics for peer review activity: reviewercredits.com

Posted by on April 25th, 2017

In this post, I would like to introduce to “The Node” our website, reviewercredits.com, launched last July by myself and my friend Robert Fruscio. We are both physicians (I’m in critical care, he is in Gynecological oncology) and several times we chatted about peer review: we always realized how this activity is poorly recognized, despite[…]

Development introduces format-free submission

Posted by on April 20th, 2017

At Development, we are committed to making submission as easy as possible for our authors. We realise that submitting a paper to any journal can be a lengthy process: authors are asked to comply with detailed journal-specific guidelines without knowing whether the paper will be accepted or even peer-reviewed. We are therefore delighted to announce[…]

STEM Graduates announce partnership with the Science Council

Posted by on March 30th, 2017

STEM Graduates is a graduate recruitment agency and jobs board. We offer permanent salaried roles to students and graduates from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines. We believe these candidates have a unique set of career needs that can only be met by a specialist within this field. We launched STEM Women in 2016 to[…]

Internship opportunity on the Node

Posted by on March 27th, 2017

I am delighted to announce that we are offering an opportunity for a 3-month internship on the Node. This is being offered as a PIPS placement to students on the BBSRC DTP program, or on similar programs where an internship forms part of the PhD training. If you have a passion for science communication and[…]