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Is ageing in our blood?

Posted by on February 13th, 2012

The ability to learn and form memories are cognitive functions associated with the brains ability to produce and co-ordinate new neurons effectively. These cognitive abilities are well known to degenerate with age due to diminishing neurogenesis. This study published in Nature, shows that reduced regenerative ability of the brain is due not only to intrinsic […]
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An interview with Magdalena Götz

Posted by on August 1st, 2011

(This interview originally appeared in Development.) Magdalena Götz is the Director of the Institute for Stem Cell Research at the Helmholtz Center and Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. Her developmental work in neurogenesis has identified radial glial cells as the source of neurons in the developing brain. Magdalena joined Development as Editor in […]
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The story behind the screen – flashbacks from the first RNAi screen in a whole vertebrate

Posted by on May 9th, 2011

The story of our recently released Development paper ‘FatJ acts via the Hippo mediator Yap1 to restrict the size of neural progenitor cell pools’ (http://dev.biologists.org/content/138/10/1893.full) involves hundreds of dozens of fresh free-range eggs and not trivial amounts of time spent peering down a microscope. I have written this with Nick van Hateren, who is the joint first author of this paper along with me.
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