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In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 18)

Posted by on September 2nd, 2014

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Mcc: a new player in gastrulation The mutated in molorectal cancer (Mcc) gene has been described as a tumour suppressor, and has been shown to interact with β-catenin and thus limit Wnt signalling. However, various data also indicate a potential role in regulating the […]
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Yoshiki Sasai: stem cell Sensei

Posted by on August 21st, 2014

This obituary first appeared in Development.   Stefano Piccolo looks back at the life and research of his friend and colleague Yoshiki Sasai.   On 5 August 2014, Yoshiki Sasai died at the age of 52, near to the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan. This is the institute that he had helped to establish and painstakingly […]
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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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In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 17)

Posted by on August 19th, 2014

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   HSCs make a Runx1 for it The emergence of haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) during early mammalian development is crucial for the formation of all blood cell lineages. Previous studies indicate that Runx1 is required for the endothelial-haematopoietic transition that gives rise to definitive HSCs; […]
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In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 16)

Posted by on August 6th, 2014

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   PCP signalling is dispensable for neural crest migration The neural crest (NC) is a transient and migratory population of cells that gives rise to a variety of cell types. During development, NC cells delaminate from the neural tube in a process that is closely […]
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Challenging an old stem cell dogma

Posted by on August 4th, 2014

Science teachers usually say that science progresses by challenging old dogmas. In the stem cell field, there is a dogma saying that some blood stem cells in the bone marrow stay quiescent (do not divide) for long periods of time. This way, they avoid DNA damage and malignant mutations that could arise during DNA replication […]
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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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‘‘Transit amplification in the cerebellum evolved via a heterochronic shift in NeuroD1 expression’’

Posted by on August 4th, 2014

They are a mouthful, paper titles, sometimes. This is exactly the sort of title that would have made me ignore it in the days when I worked on the evolution of Hox genes. But I now find myself frequently justifying to people who work on evolution why the nervous system deserves attention, and of justifying […]
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Obituary: Walter J. Gehring (1939-2014)

Posted by on August 4th, 2014

This obituary first appeared in Development. Also read other obituaries about Walter Gehring in Science, EMBO Journal and Developmental Cell.   Alex Schier looks back at the life and research of his graduate mentor and friend Walter Gehring.   Walter Gehring, one of the fathers of modern developmental biology, died on May 29th 2014 from the injuries sustained […]
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A consideration of mammalian dermal evolution.

Posted by on August 2nd, 2014

  Hello everyone. My background is in systems engineering, and i have over forty years experience of building and trouble shooting mechanical/hydraulic systems. I have an interest in the evolution and function of biological systems, hence my involvement in this. I have no issues with the genetic basis of biology, but i am pretty sure […]
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