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A day in the life of a Platynereis dumerilii lab

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Of non-existent black holes and pickled stem cells

Posted by on February 2nd, 2014

Physics and Biology were the media darlings last week. Earlier, one of my favorite physicists Professor Stephen Hawking claimed through his paper that there are no black holes! Well… later I realized he actually insist in calling it with different name, “Metastable bound states of the gravitational field”!!! I know I am not meant to […]
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Colourful life of a fruit fly

Posted by on January 22nd, 2014

Those lucky scientists, who study organisms which allow live imaging experiments to be effectively performed, do not always appreciate what a luxury it is to watch the tissue of interest develop in time. Scientists who work on less accessible models that take long time to develop to term, look with envy on the beautiful movies […]
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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- January 2014

Posted by on January 15th, 2014

Here is our monthly round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: - Nature revealed their list of 10 people that mattered in 2013, while the UK Science Council revealed its list of 100 leading UK practicing scientists. - This Christmas saw developmental biologist Alison Woollard present […]
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The Node in Oxford

Posted by on January 9th, 2014

  The Node is back on the road in 2014, and our first stop this year is the city of dreaming spires- Oxford in the UK!     Cat, the Node community manager, will be giving two talks on Monday the 13th of January:     ‘How to use social media to promote and communicate […]
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RI Christmas Lectures 2013- Developmental Biology in the spotlight

Posted by on December 20th, 2013

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are an annual event where science is celebrated and young people are inspired. This year’s lectures celebrate the Life Fantastic, and will showcase the excitement, beauty and medical potential of developmental biology.   If you were brought up in the UK, the Royal Institution (RI) Christmas Lectures will have been […]
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iPad App Explores Fetal Development

Posted by on December 18th, 2013

  The Science Picture Company has launched an iPad app that explores pregnancy from a new perspective, Life in the Womb. The app follows the embryological and fetal development through the 40 weeks of pregnancy using a combination of digital illustrations, animations and interactive 3D features. Although Life in the Womb is primarily targeted towards […]
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Development editorial- Developing with the community

Posted by on December 17th, 2013

The following editorial, by Development’s Editor in Chief Olivier Pourquié, was first published in Development.    In recent years, there has been much discussion and some degree of discontent with the current scientific publishing system. While we at Development continue to believe in the basic tenets of academic journal publishing - stringent editorial assessment and pre-publication peer review […]
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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- December 2013

Posted by on December 16th, 2013

Here is our monthly round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: - Fred Sanger has sadly passed away. A fitting tribute to him was @edyong209’s tweet: CGCATTCCGTTTCGCGAAGATAGCGCGAACGGCGAACGC (reads RIP Fred Sanger) - 2 papers published in Cell showed that cellular senescence contributes to embryonic development - Paul […]
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Temporary Node shutdown- Friday the 29th of November

Posted by on November 28th, 2013

The Node will temporarily shutdown tomorrow, Friday the 29th of November, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (GMT). We hope to be up and running soon after!
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World Cell Race 2013

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013

Usain Bolt may be the fastest man alive, but which is the fastest cell? Since 2011 that the World Cell Race has been trying to answer this question. The motivation behind the competition is not only to find the fastest cell, but also to understand and discuss cell mobility. Cell movement is very important during development […]
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