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New Intern on the Node

Posted by on September 18th, 2017

Hello readers of the Node! My name is Sarah and I’m delighted to meet the Node readership as the new intern on the Node, hopefully I will be communicating and interacting with many of you over the next three months. Please allow me to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about myself. I[…]

The people behind the papers: Philippe Foerster & Nathalie Spassky

Posted by on February 8th, 2017

Radial glial cells are multipotent progenitors in the developing vertebrate brain. At their apical interface with the ventricular cavity around which the brain forms, they bear a primary cilium, a signalling and sensory organelle crucial for proper brain development. Today’s paper, from a recent issue of Development, addresses the link between these primary cilia and brain morphogenesis.[…]

Postdoctoral position in developmental neurobiology

Posted by on July 7th, 2016

A postdoctoral position is available in the Page laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida to investigate mechanisms of neurogenesis & gliogenesis, axon/dendrite growth and synaptic connectivity in the developing mouse cerebral cortex. A major goal of this project is to understand the influence of genetic risk factors for autism[…]

Adventures in Studying Brain Sex Differences

Posted by on May 8th, 2015

by Peg McCarthy and Bridget Nugent The biological phenomenon of hormonally induced sexual differentiation of the brain has been an empirical topic of study for over 50 years1 but much remains to be discovered in terms of both mechanism and functional impact. In the McCarthy lab we exploit the many advantages of the laboratory rat[…]

ELLS Webinar: Neuronal cell death goes live – microglia as the guardians of the developing brain

Posted by on November 20th, 2013

Ever wondered how cells communicate with each other during brain development? What happens to cells which the body doesn’t need any longer? And how do scientists study the events that are going on inside the brain? In the upcoming ELLS Webinar, EMBL group leader Francesca Peri looks at the brain’s phagocyting cells – the microglia[…]