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Stem Cell & Higher-Order Chromatin Structure: Official meeting reporter wanted

Posted by on July 13th, 2016

Stem cells have the unique properties of both self renewal and differentiation into various lineages. In the last few years, chromatin architecture and noncoding RNAs are emerging as major players in both gene regulation and stem cell differentiation. This November, Abcam is hosting a conference in Sicily to promote this exciting field, and has teamed up with the[…]

Meeting reporter wanted for Germline Stem Cells Conference in San Fran!

Posted by on January 26th, 2016

  Germline Stem Cells Conference June 19-21, 2016 – San Francisco, California Website: www.abcam.com/germlinestemcells Germline stem cells represent a uniquely critical type of stem cell that is essential for fertility and propagation of the species. The topic of germline stem cells has become an active area of study both in mammalian systems and in non-mammalian model[…]

Outreach competition- the winners

Posted by on April 10th, 2014

Science outreach often involves using metaphors, where a real life object or situation is used to explain a complex scientific concept. Last December we launched an outreach competition, and we asked the Node readers to submit pairs of images: a photograph of a real life scene and an image of the scientific concept that it helps[…]

Dicty World Race – 2014

Posted by on March 1st, 2014

The first ever World Dicty Race  will require cells to navigate a complex microfluidic maze to reach a pool of chemoattractant at the finish line.  Diffusion of the chemoattractant will create a spatial gradient to guide cells along the shortest path to the finish line. The challenge is to engineer Dicty or HL60 cells to[…]

Outreach competition- find your own science metaphor!

Posted by on December 5th, 2013

Development recently published an article by Ben-Zion Shilo on his recent science outreach project. In this project, Benny aimed to explain concepts of developmental biology to the public by identifying and photographing their equivalent metaphors in the ‘human’ world. For example, the regular spacing of sun umbrellas on the beach can be seen as a[…]

World Cell Race 2013

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013

Usain Bolt may be the fastest man alive, but which is the fastest cell? Since 2011 that the World Cell Race has been trying to answer this question. The motivation behind the competition is not only to find the fastest cell, but also to understand and discuss cell mobility. Cell movement is very important during development[…]

Enter the EuroStemCell non-fiction writing competition!

Posted by on May 15th, 2013

Spring has sprung! The sun is out at last (sort of), but that’s not the only great news we’ve got from EuroStemCell: we’ve launched our first ever stem cell non-fiction writing competition. This is your chance tell a stem cell story with your imaginative science writing, by creating a comic or by writing a poem. And[…]

World Cell Race

Posted by on September 12th, 2012

The Olympics and the Paralympics may be over, but there’s still time for sporting success this year, albeit on a rather smaller scale. The 2012 World Cell Race is on. Over the last year or so, I’ve heard both Matthieu Piel and Manuel Thery talk about the 2011 version of the race, and this morning I[…]

Image competition finalists

Posted by on March 21st, 2011

In the Node’s recent image competition, we asked for images related to developmental biology and some sort of intersection – playing on the double meaning of the word “node” in the site’s name. We received as many different interpretations of this theme as submissions, which gave the judges a difficult task. But by looking both[…]

the Node image competition

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011

[updated 24/2] – New deadline: March 15 To celebrate the successful first half year of the Node, we’re running a competition. A Node Latin, Nodus – a knot In general – a point of intersection In developmental biology – an embryonic tissue that patterns a developing embryo All you have to do is send us[…]