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Organ Design 101: Discovering the rules for building a pancreas

Posted by on November 19th, 2015

As we develop from wads of cells to fully formed humans, each of our organs goes through intricate processes to achieve the right combination and number of cells arranged in the proper way. Research published in PLoS Biology by Yung Hae Kim and her colleagues looks at the development of our hormone-oozing pancreas, which assists[…]

The Rapstract

Posted by on September 25th, 2015

In a world first, Phil Day presents a complete summary of a peer-reviewed scientific paper in the medium of rap: The Rapstract. Original paper: Dr. Carolina Barcellos-Machado et al., Reconstruction of Phrenic Identity in Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Motor Neurons (2014) Interpretation in Rap by Phil Day presented here. Subtitles available. Phil Day is the[…]

5 years of the Node- the anniversary video

Posted by on September 3rd, 2015

As you probably know, this year the Node is celebrating its 5th anniversary. We have marked the occasion in many ways- we launched a brand new look and logo, rummaged through our archive to find the most popular posts of the last 5 years, thanked our most prolific writers, and even had a birthday party! One[…]

BSDB Medal Award lectures now on YouTube

Posted by on May 13th, 2015

This is a news item which was first posted on the site. Please, note that not all items will be duplicated on The Node. To ensure you stay informed, please, take a minute to subscribe for email notifications on the site: simply enter your email address in the 3rd item of the side[…]

New Reviews Editor at Development!

Posted by on December 2nd, 2014

Dear Node readers, My name is Andrea Aguilar and I am replacing Caroline Hendry, Development‘s stem cells reviews editor, during her maternity leave. To spice things up a bit, I figured I would introduce myself using this short video.     For more information on our special issue about human development, visit our web page and read this post[…]

From Stem Cells to Human Development: the video

Posted by on November 13th, 2014

We have previously posted about the workshop that Development organised in September, titled ‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’. We provided a general summary of the meeting, as well as an overview of the stem cells ethics discussion that took place at the workshop. In addition, we have just published a video on this workshop on our YouTube[…]

A new stem cell film plus more from EuroStemCell

Posted by on November 4th, 2014

Hello! We’ve got lots of new things to share, including a film and fact sheet combo that looks at cell fate, cell identity and reprogramming, a closer look at an unusual model organism, and an interview with stem cell scientist and Parkinson’s disease specialist Malin Parmar. Also featured in this news update: schools outreach in Scotland[…]

(Developmental) Biology around the internet- October 2014

Posted by on October 15th, 2014

Here is October’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: – Bananas, Jesus on toast and polar bear disguises- some of the 2014 IgNobel Prizes! And since then the real Nobel Prizes have also been announced, with two prizes for Biology. The prize in Physiology or[…]

Waddington Medal Lecture 2014- Phil Ingham

Posted by on July 31st, 2014

Every year the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB) awards the Waddington Medal, its highest accolade, at the society’s Spring meeting. This year the Waddington Medal was awarded to Prof Phil Ingham, a geneticist and developmental biologist well known for his contributions to the field: from his PhD work on Drosophila‘s trithorax, to the identification of the vertebrate[…]

The 2014 Development Show is now on YouTube!

Posted by on July 29th, 2014

The ‘Development Show’ (or ‘Devo Show’) was a 1-hour comedy presentation from Curtis Loer and Morris Maduro at the 2014 Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) meeting held at University of Washington, Seattle, and is now available on YouTube. The Devo Show is an adaptation of several “Worm Shows” as given by Curtis Loer and Morris[…]