Mission Peluches

A cuddly science outreach project

Chris Wylie and Janet Heasman

An interview with Christopher Wylie and Janet Heasman

limbs and genitals

A TALE OF LIMBS AND GENITALS

ciona

Tissue-specific genome editing in Ciona embryos by CRISPR/Cas9

The Node in Vienna (and at the European Evo-Devo meeting)

Posted by on July 16th, 2014

The Node’s next stop is the capital of Austria- Vienna! Our visit will be in two parts: Cat, the Node community manager, will be giving a talk at the Vienna Biocenter Campus entitled ‘Joining the online conversation: how to use social media to communicate your science’. This will be an informal talk and Q&A which will […]
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EMBO celebrates 50 years

Posted by on July 12th, 2014

  The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) is an organization that ‘promotes excellence in the life sciences’ in Europe and beyond. With more than 1500 members (leaders in their respective fields), it is a driving force in European science. Since its inception in 1964, EMBO has played an active role in promoting research in the life sciences, organising meetings […]
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Announcing DMM’s special issue ‘Spotlight on Zebrafish: Translational Impact’

Posted by on July 6th, 2014

In recent years, the zebrafish has emerged as an increasingly prominent model in biomedical research. Its optical transparency for the first few weeks, high fecundity and ex vivo fertilization have made it traditionally suitable to study developmental biology. However, over the past decade these same features have enabled the zebrafish to become a preeminent disease model and […]
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We are 4 years old!

Posted by on June 22nd, 2014

It is our birthday today! It is exactly 4 years since the Node was launched, and since then we have grown in users and readers every year! Thank you all for writing, commenting, rating and reading the Node! We hope you will join us in another year of great discussions, research, meetings, competitions, etc, etc, etc… […]
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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- June 2014

Posted by on June 17th, 2014

Here is June’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: - Fly developmental geneticist Walter Gehring sadly passed away this month. His influential research career included the discovery of the homeobox genes. - This last month saw new updates in the STAP case controversy- Haruko Obokata agreed […]
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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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