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?

Woods Hole images 2014 round 1- the winner

Posted by on June 10th, 2014

Time to announce the winner of this year’s first round of Woods Hole images: the fluorescent image of the squid embryo!     Many congratulations to Nathan Kenny (University of Oxford), Kathryn McClelland (Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland), and Sophie Miller (University of Cambridge), who took this image at last year’s Woods Hole Embryology course. […]
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The PHD movie- support the sequel!

Posted by on June 6th, 2014

If you are doing a PhD (or involved in research in any way), you probably take a lot of humour, procrastination and comfort from PHD comics. The comic strip ‘Piled Higher and Deeper’ has been portraying “life (or the lack thereof) in academia” since 1997, with a cast of characters ranging from a nameless graduate student […]
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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- May 2014

Posted by on May 19th, 2014

Here is May’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: - This month was a sad one for science, as two renowned  scientists passed away: Robin Holliday and developmental biologist Julian Lewis. - The Royal Society announced their new fellows list, including several developmental biologists: Cliff Tabin, Liam […]
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Cosy Science talk- How do cells communicate to build tissues?

Posted by on May 16th, 2014

Cosy Science is an informal pub gathering where scientists talk about their research over a pint of beer (or glass of wine!) with anyone who is interested in listening. It is mostly a monthly event, taking place at The Cittie of Yorke pub in London, and everyone is welcome!   As you may know, The Company of Biologists […]
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Travelling Fellowships- deadline approaching!

Posted by on April 16th, 2014

  Do you need to learn a new technique? Are you planning a collaborative visit?   Then The Company of Biologists and Development can help! We offer Travelling Fellowships of up to £2,500 to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, subsistence and visa fees. The next deadline for applications is the 30th of April! Find more information about how […]
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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- April 2014

Posted by on April 13th, 2014

Here is our monthly round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: - This year’s Waddington Medal was awarded by the British Society for Developmental Biology to Prof Phil Ingham! - Are you a budding science writer? The Wellcome Trust launched their 2014 Science Writing Competition, and are […]
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Outreach competition- the winners

Posted by on April 10th, 2014

Science outreach often involves using metaphors, where a real life object or situation is used to explain a complex scientific concept. Last December we launched an outreach competition, and we asked the Node readers to submit pairs of images: a photograph of a real life scene and an image of the scientific concept that it helps […]
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Scheduled Node maintenance- 9th of April

Posted by on April 8th, 2014

We will be doing some maintenance work on the Node on Wednesday the 9th of April, and unfortunately there will be no access to the site during that period. You can expect the Node to be down from 7 p.m. (British Summer time) for approximately 4 hours. We are sorry for the disruption, especially for […]
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Dicty World Race – 2014

Posted by on March 1st, 2014

The first ever World Dicty Race  will require cells to navigate a complex microfluidic maze to reach a pool of chemoattractant at the finish line.  Diffusion of the chemoattractant will create a spatial gradient to guide cells along the shortest path to the finish line. The challenge is to engineer Dicty or HL60 cells to […]
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the Node at the CSHL conference on Avian Model Systems

Posted by on February 25th, 2014

The Node is on the road again! Next week, from the 5th to the 8th of March, Cold Spring Habor Laboratories will be hosting a conference on Avian Model Systems, and the Node will be there! Are you attending this meeting? Then say hello to Cat, our community manager, who would love to hear your […]
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