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iPS or transdifferentiation

Posted by on March 2nd, 2011

The discovery of iPS made headlines the world over, and rightly so. But recently, transdifferentiation between somatic cell types has also been the focus of  considerable attention. A couple of Nature papers this year have reported that transdifferentiation is even possible between lineages arising from different germ layers – something that not everyone thought could[…]

The EMBO Meeting 2011 – Abstract submission and registration now open

Posted by on March 1st, 2011

10 – 13 September 2011, Vienna, Austria Featuring more than 120 world-class scientific speakers, including: Richard Axel, Susan Lindquist, Eric Wieschaus and Giacomo Rizzolatti. Three plenary lecture sessions: microbiology of infection, genome evolution and neuroscience. 21 concurrent sessions juxtaposing classical fields of research with those exploring new frontiers in molecular biology. Daily poster sessions, career[…]

Select a Development cover image from the Woods Hole course

Posted by on February 28th, 2011

Last summer you’ve been able to follow the experiences of a few of the students of the Woods Hole embryology course on the Node. You could tell from their stories that they learned different imaging techniques and studied a range of unique organisms. The images produced in this course deserve a much wider audience, so[…]

Image contest deadline extended (and other image news)

Posted by on February 25th, 2011

Good news if you were rushing to get your images in in time for our image competition: we’ve extended the deadline to March 15. We’ve seen all sorts of unique interpretations of the theme “intersections” as applied to developmental biology among the submissions so far. Make sure to send yours in, too – you just[…]

BSCB-BSDB Meeting 2011 – Early Bird Deadline Approaching

Posted by on February 24th, 2011

Don’t miss the early bird registration deadline for this year’s BSCB-BSDB meeting. To receive the discounted price make sure you’re registered by Friday 4th March. The conference is the annual main meeting of the British Societies for Cell and Developmental Biology. This year it will be at Kent University in Canterbury from 27-30 April 2011.[…]

Primitive Streak – a fashion exhibit and website

Posted by on February 23rd, 2011

In 1997, sisters Helen and Kate Storey collaborated on a project spanning their respective areas of expertise: fashion design and developmental biology. The result was a highly acclaimed collection of dresses, designed by Helen Storey, that each represent a stage in early development. Recently, the Wellcome Trust renewed funding for the work, and Primitive Streak[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 6)

Posted by on February 22nd, 2011

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: Arteriovenous-specific regulation of angiogenesis Endothelial cells (ECs) assume arterial- or venous-specific molecular characteristics at early stages of development. These lineage-specific molecular programmes subsequently instruct the development of the distinct vascular architectures of arteries and veins. Now, on p. 1173, Jau-Nian Chen and co-workers investigate[…]

The Cell: An Image Library

Posted by on February 22nd, 2011

The Cell: An Image Library – a new, free, easy to use library of cell images. Quail Developmental Atlas video Visit: http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/ Post Images: http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/pages/contribute Invite colleagues to LinkedIn group: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=3733425&csrfToken=ajax%3A8893101144045091654 Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cell-An-Image-Library/201662616514516 (+2 rating, 2 votes) Loading…

News for Node readers and writers

Posted by on February 21st, 2011

Contest reminder The deadline for the Node image contest is creeping closer. Have you sent in your submission yet? Have a look on our Facebook page to get a glimpse of the kind of thing you could win. (Though, presumably, you’re not going to commission the Node logo when you win, so it would look[…]

A Lab Murder Mystery

Posted by on February 18th, 2011

“A researcher is found dead hunched over her lab bench, and seven suspects are in custody. Now it’s up to 30 high school students to determine who killed her.” To quote from the UBC Science newsletter. Don’t be alarmed, this isn’t tabloid fodder. It’s actually part of a high school out-reach program, organized by UBC’s grad student[…]