Shark embryo

A day in the life of a shark lab

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Full-term development of quail chick by ICSI

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Gone Fishing. Zebrafish Meeting 2014, Madison, WI.

PCR machine

What do you call your PCR machine?

A new stem cell film plus more from EuroStemCell

Posted by on November 4th, 2014

Hello! We’ve got lots of new things to share, including a film and fact sheet combo that looks at cell fate, cell identity and reprogramming, a closer look at an unusual model organism, and an interview with stem cell scientist and Parkinson’s disease specialist Malin Parmar. Also featured in this news update: schools outreach in Scotland […]
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Development: Special Issue on Human Development

Posted by on November 3rd, 2014

As we’ve reported elsewhere on the Node (here and here), we recently held a very successful meeting ‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’. As a direct result of the enthusiasm expressed at this meeting, we are now planning a Special Issue on the topic of Human Development, scheduled for publication in late 2015. Submissions must […]
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Fanfare for The Company of Biologists

Posted by on November 2nd, 2014

Dear friends and members of The Company of Biologists, About a year ago, I was asked to organize the Physiology Symposium of the 6th EurBee Conference in Murcia/Spain, held by the European Association for Bee Research in September 2014. The Company of Biologists kindly provided generous and fast financial support for the two invited speakers […]
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A new set of Node postcards!

Posted by on October 20th, 2014

Every year we give you a chance to choose from sets of beautiful images taken by the students at the MBL Woods Hole embryology course. The most voted image then features in the cover of Development. The images from Woods Hole are always beautiful, and to showcase them last year we produced a set of four Node […]
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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- October 2014

Posted by on October 15th, 2014

Here is October’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: - Bananas, Jesus on toast and polar bear disguises- some of the 2014 IgNobel Prizes! And since then the real Nobel Prizes have also been announced, with two prizes for Biology. The prize in Physiology or […]
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EuroStemCell September 2014 Newsletter: Creative stem cells

Posted by on October 10th, 2014

As September comes to a close, we’ve got a newsletter packed with creativity and colour! If you are anything like us, you will be wondering how you can get yourself to Sherbrooke or Barcelona to visit the amazing public stem cell exhibits that are currently open. Or failing that, perhaps you would like to drop […]
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The Node at the GSA Xenopus Meeting

Posted by on August 21st, 2014

The Node is on its way to California, to attend the GSA Xenopus meeting, starting in Monterey this Sunday (24th August). If you are attending the meeting, do say hello to our community manager if you see her- Cat would love to hear your thoughts on the Node! We are also looking for someone to […]
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Short Course: GENE REGULATORY NETWORKS FOR DEVELOPMENT

Posted by on August 18th, 2014

Applications are still being invited for this exciting course, to be given at MBL October 12-24, 2014.   This is the 7th edition of an advanced Course oriented around the central conceptual foci of the field. Gene regulatory networks lie at the conceptual nexus of development, evolution and functional regulatory genomics. The Course is open […]
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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- August 2014

Posted by on August 15th, 2014

Here is August’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: - An interesting article considers the impact of the Great War in women in science. - Alan Turing’s contributions to developmental biology featured in an excellent article in Mosaic. - Do you use Research Gate? […]
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Do you want to visit a collaborators lab? Apply for a travelling fellowship!

Posted by on August 7th, 2014

Are you a postdoc or student planning to visit a collaborators lab? Then apply for a Development travelling fellowship! You can be awarded up to £2,500 (or currency equivalent) to offset travel costs and expenses, and there are no restrictions on nationality. Find out more by visiting the travelling fellowships website. The next deadline is the 31st of August. […]
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