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?

A new set of Node postcards!

Posted by on October 20th, 2014

Every year we give you a chance to choose from sets of beautiful images taken by the students at the MBL Woods Hole embryology course. The most voted image then features in the cover of Development. The images from Woods Hole are always beautiful, and to showcase them last year we produced a set of four Node […]
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Accelerated Frogs: Developmental Biology meets Particle Physics

Posted by on August 20th, 2014

I previously wrote a post about the development of a 4-D X-Ray Tomography technique for imaging early Xenopus embryos. Frog embryos are opaque due to their yolky composition and this has proved a challenge for traditional optical microscopy of events in the early stages of Xenopus embryo development. However Julian Moosmann, Ralf Hofmann and Jubin […]
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Creative morphometrics – so many tools, so little time

Posted by on August 4th, 2014

Nowadays, the hardest thing in science is similar to what we experience in daily life, that is organization and choice. In a virtual plethora of techniques, methods and analyses, an aspiring researcher is faced with a flood of information, achievements and tools of the trade. Especially so with computers. But if it wasn’t for this […]
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Woods Hole images 2014 round 2- vote for a Development cover

Posted by on July 9th, 2014

Time for the second round of images from last year’s Woods Hole embryology course! Below you will find 4 fantastic images taken by students of the 2013 course. Choose the one you would like to see in the cover of Development by voting on the pole at the end of the post (you can see bigger versions […]
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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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Woods Hole images 2014 round 1- vote for a Development cover

Posted by on May 19th, 2014

Every year we give the Node readers the chance to choose their favourite images from a selection of great pictures taken by the students of the Woods Hole Embryology course. Last year you chose 4 beautiful images that featured in the cover of Development, and now is time to make your choice again! Below are 4 great images […]
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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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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 covers of Development

Posted by on February 24th, 2014

Here at Development we are very proud of our covers. Over the years we have featured many beautiful images, showcasing different model organisms and techniques and including a few unusual choices! Most of these images were submitted by our authors, but some of the most recent ones were voted by you here on the Node. […]
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The first Xenopus imaging course

Posted by on February 17th, 2014

The first Xenopus imaging workshop was held at the Xenopus Resource Centre at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Wood’s Hole, MA from November 17th – 22nd.    Kymograph of a beating heart in a Xenopus tadpole expressing GFP under a cardiac actin promoter. By Kyle Jewhurst, Tufts University.   20 international frog researchers, from Japan […]
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