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Cosy Science talk- Repairing a broken heart: lessons from evolution and development

Posted by on January 26th, 2016

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[…]

Meeting reporter wanted for Germline Stem Cells Conference in San Fran!

Posted by on January 26th, 2016

  Germline Stem Cells Conference June 19-21, 2016 – San Francisco, California Website: Germline stem cells represent a uniquely critical type of stem cell that is essential for fertility and propagation of the species. The topic of germline stem cells has become an active area of study both in mammalian systems and in non-mammalian model[…]

In Memory of Marcos Vidal (1974-2016)

Posted by on January 13th, 2016

This obituary was written by Ross Cagan and Eyal Gottlieb, and first appeared in Disease Models & Mechanisms.   With the untimely death of Marcos Vidal, we have lost a good friend and a creative, brilliant colleague who made important contributions to the field of cancer biology through fruit fly research. Marcos began his research into Drosophila at Ross Cagan’s laboratory in[…]

New updates on Node emails

Posted by on January 11th, 2016

Here on the Node you can sign up for several mailing lists, but since they were implemented at different stages each sign up page was in a different place. To makes things simpler and easier, we have now created a single page where you can sign up to our three mailing lists: Node Weekly emails– a list of[…]

The BSDB Newsletter 2015 is out

Posted by on January 8th, 2016

The BSDB Newletter 2015 is out! As you might have noticed, there was no BSDB summer newsletter this year. The reason for this is that the BSDB committee has taken the sensible decision to reduce them to one edition a year. Newsletters clearly do no longer play the same role as they used to. In[…]

Happy holidays from the Node!

Posted by on December 22nd, 2015

Happy holidays everyone! It’s almost the New Year! The Node will be a bit quieter than usual for the next few days and we might take longer than usual in replying to messages. But not to worry! If you’re craving some developmental biology, you can always have a look at our latest research posts. And[…]

(Developmental) Biology around the Internet- December 2015

Posted by on December 10th, 2015

Here’s December’s round-up of interesting content we found around the internet!   News & Research -CRISPR and genome editing were at centre stage, with articles about the therapeutic use of gene editing technologies, opinion pieces as to whether we should modify the human genome, input from lab scientists about CRISPR/Cas9 ethical and policy issues and[…]

Call for Papers: a Special Collection focused on Rat Models of Disease

Posted by on December 3rd, 2015

Disease Models & Mechanisms invites you to submit original research for consideration for an upcoming Special Collection named Spotlight on Rat: Translational Impact scheduled for publication in autumn 2016. This ongoing collection* will focus on translational advances made using Rat as a model organism, including insights into disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets, new resources and[…]

Developing a new look

Posted by on November 17th, 2015

This editorial first appeared in Development, and it was authored by Olivier Pourquié, Katherine Brown and Claire Moulton.   As you might have noticed, Development has been looking a little different recently, with a new website and a new masthead for the journal (see Box 1 for elements of our new branding). These changes mark the[…]

A new look at the (microscopic) world- 350 years since Hooke’s landmark book

Posted by on November 9th, 2015

  ‘These pores, or cells, were not very deep, but consisted of a great many little Boxes … [they] were indeed the first microscopical pores I ever saw, and perhaps, that were ever seen’   Last month I was fortunate enough to attend the conference ‘Cell: from Robert Hooke to Cell Therapy- a 350 year[…]