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The Drosophila fly brings to light the role of morphogens in limb growth

Posted by on July 5th, 2017

• Scientists at IRB Barcelona clarify the function of the genes that drive wing development in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. • Published in the journal eLife, this study unveils that the Dpp morphogen is necessary for wing growth but that its gradient does not govern this process. • Understanding the development of limbs in[…]

Biologically Inspired Digital Designs

Posted by on June 13th, 2013

Birds in flight were an inspiration for Wright brothers to build aeroplane. Be it how Geckos scurry up walls or sub cellular trafficking of molecules, fundamental biological phenomena are always been a greater source of inspiration for new technological innovations. Recently, I came across two different articles in Nature and Science published almost during same[…]

Research in the land of rising sun…

Posted by on September 14th, 2010

I am a graduate student from Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India. I wish to share some of my work and life experiences in Japan from a recent visit. Our lab works on development and evolution of insect wings. I am interested in understanding the development of lepidopteran wings using Bombyx[…]