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Active hematopoietic sites in Drosophila Adult

Posted by on June 11th, 2015

Studies in the last decade have established Drosophila as the best invertebrate model to study hematopoiesis. Blood cell development in the fruitfly has been shown to have similarities to that of vertebrates both at the level of its origins and important signaling molecules necessary for their formation and differentiation (Evans et al., 2003). It was believed[…]

Specifying stem cells, specifically

Posted by on February 5th, 2015

Bone marrow transplants save lives. It’s as simple as that. The reason bone marrow transplants are so effective is because this squishy tissue is home to haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which spend their lives happily producing every single blood cell that will ever circulate around your body. As a result, if anything goes wrong with[…]

Post-Doctoral Research Associate position at University College London

Posted by on November 23rd, 2012

Post-Doctoral Research Associate position at University College London Cancer Institute The group is based at the Cancer Institute at UCL and works on modelling inherited and acquired haematopoietic diseases using the zebrafish. The goal is to generate relevant models to study the genetics of these disorders and perform chemical screens to identify novel therapeutic targets[…]

Postdoc Position, University of Cambridge

Posted by on November 11th, 2011

Research Associate University of Cambridge – Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Department of Haematology Salary: £27,428 – £35,788 pa The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2014 in the first instance. Applications are invited for the post of a postdoctoral Research Associate in the group of Dr. Katrin Ottersbach. Research in this[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 13)

Posted by on June 7th, 2011

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development: Mutant Xist merely muffles X chromosome In XX female mammals, inactivation of one X chromosome during development equalises the levels of X-linked gene products in females with those in males. Expression of the Xist gene from one of the two X chromosomes produces a non-coding[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 4)

Posted by on January 26th, 2011

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: New moves in haematopoiesis: rumba and samba Vertebrate haematopoiesis relies on a pool of haemetopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) that can self-renew and differentiate into all haematopoietic lineages. But what are the molecular mechanisms that regulate this process? Here, Zilong Wen and co-workers (p. 619)[…]