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Microscopes 4 Schools: hands-on microscopy for children

DevoShow

The 2014 Development Show is now on YouTube!

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Raising the Shields!

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Brazil: origins, evolution and future of DevBio in the country of the 2014 World Cup

MySciCareer – first-person stories about science careers

Posted by on February 27th, 2014

It’s been a while since I last wrote on the Node, but I have something to share that ties in to a project I started while I was still the Node’s community manager. In 2011 I commissioned a series of career posts, where people in a variety of different non-research post-PhD careers all described how […]
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GUDMAP – an online resource for genitourinary research

Posted by on February 26th, 2014

GUDMAP (Harding et al., 2011, McMahon et al., 2008) is an open-access atlas-based on-line resource developed by a consortium of laboratories to provide the scientific and medical community with resources to facilitate research and teaching focussed on the murine genitourinary (GU) system. Gene expression data, descriptors of new mouse lines, and other tools can be […]
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Slidecasts and videos from conference on congenital melanocytic nevus

Posted by on February 5th, 2014

Limited time offer! Read on.   As a developmental biologist, I have found my calling in applying what I have learned about normal embryogenesis to better understanding the pathophysiology of various human congenital malformations. Often these are rare diseases, and I work closely with patient associations devoted to those conditions and learning to live with […]
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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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