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Christmas Confetti lights to understand the embryonic origins of blood

Posted by on November 1st, 2017

My PhD focused in deciphering molecular mechanisms implicated in cell cycle regulation in embryonic and adult tissues. As many others in this field I became fascinated by the experiments by Yamanaka and colleagues and this prompted me to transition into the stem cell world. For this reason I joined Shannon McKinney-Freeman’s laboratory in 2012. Here,[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (15)

Posted by on November 1st, 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (14)

Posted by on October 31st, 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 21)

Posted by on October 31st, 2017

Here are the highlights form the current issue of Development:   Making matrix in the inner ear The tectorial membrane (TM) is an extracellular matrix (ECM) that overlies the organ of Corti in the inner ear and is crucial for our sense of hearing. It is composed of collagen fibrils embedded in a tectorin-based matrix.[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (13)

Posted by on October 30th, 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback[…]

A glimpse of a dynamic cell fate decision

Posted by on October 27th, 2017

Andras Paldi, Daniel Stockholm, Alice Moussy How do phenotypic differences between cells of the same clonal origin emerge? How exactly does the transition between the initial and final phenotypes occur? What happens in the cell during the transition? When there are two or more options, how is the choice made between them? How long does[…]

Regulation of cell polarity by EGF signaling controls both organ architecture and cell fate

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017

Scientists at DanStem discovered that cells’ sense of direction (cell polarity) determines their destiny. By discovering the signals that control cell polarity in the developing organism, scientists can now mimic it in a test tube and control the fate of human stem cells. The results accelerate the efforts to generate specialized cells, e.g. insulin-producing beta[…]

Glia lead the way for pioneers to build the brain neuropil in C. elegans

Posted by on October 20th, 2017

It’s all about the wires. But what about the glue? Networks make us who we are. I am not talking about social networks but about neural networks that define how we perceive the world and how we act. For a century, neuroscientists have sought to understand functions of neural networks in condition and how such[…]

The right information

Posted by on October 19th, 2017

Oscar H. Ocaña and M. Angela Nieto Comment on “A right-handed signalling pathway drives heart looping in vertebrates”. Nature 549, 86-90 (2017).   A fundamental aspect of vertebrates is their external bilateral symmetry, which has to some extent shaped evolutionary success. Not only is beauty associated with symmetry, enhancing an individual’s chance of mating but[…]

Copenhagen Bioscience PhD: Application for 2018 is open

Posted by on October 18th, 2017

The CPH Bioscience PhD programme is designed for international talents to come to Denmark and start their research careers at one of the NNF Research Centers. The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme recruits up to 16 motivated international students annually to launch their careers in the vibrant scientific environment of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers in Copenhagen.[…]