Shark embryo

A day in the life of a shark lab

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Full-term development of quail chick by ICSI

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Gone Fishing. Zebrafish Meeting 2014, Madison, WI.

PCR machine

What do you call your PCR machine?

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 […]
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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 […]
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(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 […]
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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- August 2014

Posted by on August 15th, 2014

Here is August’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: - An interesting article considers the impact of the Great War in women in science. - Alan Turing’s contributions to developmental biology featured in an excellent article in Mosaic. - Do you use Research Gate? […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Two recent workshops organised by The Company of Biologists

Posted by on July 18th, 2014

As you probably know, The Company of Biologists (the not-for-profit publisher behind the Node and Development) funds a variety of meetings and conferences every year, and since 2010 that it also organises its own series of workshops. The workshops are generally interdisciplinary in nature, aiming to bring together researchers who do not necessarily meet otherwise. The […]
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StemCellTalks sends high school bloggers to the ISSCR pt. 2

Posted by on June 26th, 2014

StemCellTalks is a Canadian high school stem cell outreach initiative that has been running in 7 cities in Canada since 2010. The program has featured over 50 stem cell “experts” during this time, involved the participation of over 500 gradute student volunteers and reached over 5000 grade 11/12 students. This year, sponsored by Stem Cell Network and Let’s Talk Science, […]
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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- June 2014

Posted by on June 17th, 2014

Here is June’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: - Fly developmental geneticist Walter Gehring sadly passed away this month. His influential research career included the discovery of the homeobox genes. - This last month saw new updates in the STAP case controversy- Haruko Obokata agreed […]
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Giving scientific ideas a voice (and a video)

Posted by on May 20th, 2014

Explaining new scientific concepts can be a daunting task for anyone involved in outreach. We are constantly trying to come up with ways to explain, show and describe theories and ideas step by step. I’ve recently stumbled across a new app (albeit only available on ipad) called Adobe Voice that could help out scientific communication. […]
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