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The Secret to Getting the Postdoc You Want

Posted by on February 4th, 2014

The following is a re-post of an editorial by Society for Developmental Biology President, Martin Chalfie (Columbia University).  It was originally published in the Winter edition of SDB e-news here.  For more Society for Developmental Biology news check out SDB e-news - Winter 2014. I think that one of the scariest parts of being President […]
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Writing tips for Node bloggers

Posted by on January 26th, 2014

We realise that a lot of the people who register for an account with the Node are not experienced bloggers. It can be hard to write your first blog post: What should I write about? What is the best style? How long should a post be? To help you write your first post (or make […]
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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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Outreach activity – Extracting DNA from kiwi fruit

Posted by on December 20th, 2013

DNA extraction from fruit is an easy experiment that makes a great demonstration for kids’ science fairs. I ran a DNA extraction stall at Oxford’s Wow!How? family science fair a few years back. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos at the time but I had a lot of fun this weekend recreating the experiment in […]
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Molecular Genetics in the age of information overload

Posted by on December 18th, 2013

Those of us who are of a certain age can remember standing overwhelmed at the video store, agonizing over which movie to rent. Of course today video stores in the US have been pushed to the brink of extinction by delivery and on-demand services like Netflix, who, ironically, have far more movies to offer. In […]
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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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Making an Exhibition of your Science

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013

What is a science exhibition? These are publicly accessible exhibitions that hold stalls designed to communicate specific areas of science to a lay audience. They tend to vary in terms of their content and the groups of people they are intended to engage with but will usually involve a series of organised events and stalls […]
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Outreach activity- Using modified ping-pong balls to demonstrate early embryogenesis and embryonic stem cell activity

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013

  Why is this a good activity? It is often difficult to communicate how the organization of individual cells can affect later function, particularly with regard to early embryogenesis and the organization of embryonic stem cells. This activity allows a simple way of visualizing these processes to all age groups from any educational background. The […]
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Stem Cells & Regeneration: Development’s online home for stem cell research

Posted by on November 15th, 2013

Earlier this year, Development launched Stem Cells & Regeneration: a website dedicated to hosting all of the journal’s stem cell and regeneration content. This online home means that you can now receive email alerts that contain only the Stem Cells & Regeneration content from Development. So if this is your main interest, sign up for email alerts now. More […]
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Data mining with Manteia

Posted by on November 15th, 2013

Following the publication in Nucleic Acids Research of my new database that I developed in Olivier Pourquié’s lab, I would like to introduce you to Manteia http://manteia.igbmc.fr/. This database contains a lot of information (genomic, regulation, interaction, phenotype, disease etc …) for animal models (mouse, chicken, zebrafish) and man. These data are all formatted so […]
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