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March of Dimes award for Shinya Yamanaka

Posted by on May 19th, 2010

Earlier this month, Shinya Yamanaka, of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease in San Francisco, won the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology for his groundbreaking work on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). Yamanaka was the first to generate iPS cells from somatic cells – first from mouse fibroblasts and later from human[…]

Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences

Posted by on May 5th, 2010

Earlier this year, Cold Spring Harbor Asia opened a new conference centre in Suzhou, China. Located near Shanghai, the conference centre gives the research community in Asia an international conference centre close to home. The Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference centre lobby reflects Chinese design. (Image used with permission) After the opening ceremony on April[…]

BSCB/BSDB Meeting in Warwick

Posted by on April 12th, 2010

From April 12 to 15, the British Societies for Cell Biology and Developmental Biology are holding a joint meeting in Warwick. The program is full of interesting talks: Always two at the same time, making it hard to choose what to listen to. Personally, I’m excited about this event because it is the first time[…]

The world’s hottest researchers

Posted by on April 2nd, 2010

A few weeks ago, Thomson Reuters selected the world’s hottest researchers. Their measurement of “hotness” is how often an author’s recent papers were cited by other researchers during 2009. At the top of the list is Rudolf Jaenisch of MIT, who authored 14 of those “hot papers”. The top institute on the list is the[…]

Welcome to the Node

Posted by on April 1st, 2010

Welcome to the Node! This is a place for developmental biologists to share the latest news, discuss topics related to their field, and see what’s new. This site is managed by the journal Development, but the content is written by a variety of contributors. That could include you! If you have anything to share with[…]