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A new Special Collection on ‘Model Systems in Drug Discovery’

Posted by on October 6th, 2015

Model systems, including laboratory animals, microorganisms, and cell- and tissue-based systems, are central to the discovery and development of new and better drugs for the treatment of human disease. In the latest issue, Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) launches a Special Collection that illustrates the contribution of model systems to drug discovery and optimisation across[…]

BSDB student and postdoc survey

Posted by on October 6th, 2015

As the student and postdoc reps for the British Society of Developmental Biology (BSDB) we are trying to gauge what you want to see included as part of the society and the meetings. We have lots of ideas and have created a survey ( to get some feedback to determine what will be worthwhile in[…]

The Node in Portugal

Posted by on October 5th, 2015

This week the Node will be in Portugal! We are first attending the joint meeting of the Portuguese, Spanish and British Developmental Societies, that is taking place in the Algarve. Let us know if you are attending as well, as we would love to meet you and hear your thoughts about the Node. If you are[…]

DMM Travel Grants for 2015

Posted by on October 2nd, 2015

Are you interested in attending a meeting or course in a DMM-relevant field during 2015? Apply for one of our new travel grants, valid for travel before the end of the year. Applicants will usually be PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at the beginning of their research careers, who will use the funding to support[…]

The Node in Boston

Posted by on September 23rd, 2015

This week the Node is in Boston, MA! This Friday (25th of September) our community manager Cat will be giving two talks:   2.30 p.m.- Inside a Career in Scientific Publishing and Science Communication Tufts Boston Campus, Sackler Building (145 Harrison Avenue), Room 316   6 p.m.- YEN Boston discussion: Building a Developmental Biology Community Harvard Medical[…]

Editorial- Human development: a Special Issue

Posted by on September 22nd, 2015

This editorial first appeared in Development.   In September 2014, Development organised a four-day workshop titled ‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’. In planning this meeting, we sought to fill what we saw as a gap in the meeting calendar – a way of bringing together a diverse cross-section of researchers with a common interest[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 142, Issue 18)

Posted by on September 22nd, 2015

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development – our Special Issue on “Human Development”. This Special Issue brings together a collection of Reviews and Research Articles that directly address a broad range of topics in human developmental biology: from the earliest stages of human development to cellular ageing and degeneration, and from basic[…]

5 years of the Node- the anniversary video

Posted by on September 3rd, 2015

As you probably know, this year the Node is celebrating its 5th anniversary. We have marked the occasion in many ways- we launched a brand new look and logo, rummaged through our archive to find the most popular posts of the last 5 years, thanked our most prolific writers, and even had a birthday party! One[…]

Biology Week 2015

Posted by on September 1st, 2015

An annual celebration of the biosciences, with events around the UK and beyond Biology Week showcases the important and amazing world of the biosciences, getting everyone from children to professional biologists involved in fun and interesting life science activities. Biology Week 2015 will run from Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th October. Get involved with the[…]

Development Community Survey

Posted by on September 1st, 2015

At Development, we’re always thinking about how we can best serve our community, and striving to ensure that the journal is publishing the most important and relevant research for its readership. To help us going forwards, we’re now asking for your feedback with a community survey designed to gauge how well Development represents and serves the modern developmental biology community.[…]