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Nerves read the electrical topography of their microenvironment in making growth decisions

Posted by on June 29th, 2015

A really interesting recent paper on bioartificial limbs underscored the prospect of transplantation for problems in regenerative medicine. One key issue facing transplant technology is establishing appropriate innervation to the host. What factors control the amount of nerve emanating from an organ graft and the paths that this innervation takes? Alongside the familiar diffusible signaling[…]

Friendly hello and a bit about stress & adult hippocampal neurogenesis

Posted by on June 27th, 2015

This is my first post for the Node, so I thought I would introduce myself a little bit… I just finished my MSc in Experimental Psychology (Behavioural Neuroscience) and now I am striving towards becoming a science communicator. Although, I would like to share the research that I am interested in and was involved in,[…]

From our sister journals- June 2015

Posted by on June 22nd, 2015

Here is some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.       Elucidating pulmonary hypoplasia in ciliopathies Ciliopathies are developmental disorders caused by mutations in components of the primary cilium (a microtubule-based mechanosensor organelle present in many mammalian cells), and are usually characterised by multi-organ abnormalities. Congenital lung[…]

Cortical Microcircuit Assembly: The Migratory Path Matters

Posted by on June 10th, 2015

By Peng Kate Gao Developmental neuroscience has traditionally focused on understanding the structural assembly of the nervous system. However, recently it has increasingly been recognized that development also plays a key role in orchestrating the functional assembly of neural circuits1. The neocortex, the center of higher functions in the mammalian brain, can be characterized by its stereotypic lamination at[…]

From our sister journals- May 2015

Posted by on May 19th, 2015

Here is some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.       Xenopus as a developmental model of neuroblastoma Neuroblastoma (NB) is a paediatric form of cancer derived from the sympathetic nervous system. Recent genome-wide sequencing data suggest that often NB does not have a clear genetic cause,[…]

Interview with BSDB poster winner Wendy Gu

Posted by on May 8th, 2015

Last year we interviewed Niteace Whittington, who won the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) poster prize at the 2014 meeting in Seattle. Niteace’s prize was attendance at the joint meeting of the British Societies for Cell Biology and Developmental Biology (BSCB and BSDB). Continuing the interview chain, Niteace interviewed Wendy Gu, who won the BSDB[…]

Want to attend Adult Neurogenesis 2015? Go as the official meeting reporter…

Posted by on January 12th, 2015

Adult Neurogenesis: Evolution, Regulation and Function May 6-8, 2015 – Dresden, Germany Website: http://www.abcam.com/AdultNeurogenesis2015 2015 is the 50th anniversary of Joseph Altman’s landmark discovery of adult neurogenesis. To celebrate, the fourth conference in Abcam’s Adult Neurogenesis meeting series this meeting will put the developmental process of adult neurogenesis and its regulation into the wider context[…]

PhD studentship in evolutionary developmental genetics of neural progenitor proliferation

Posted by on November 23rd, 2014

A fully funded studentship (fees and RCUK-level stipend) open to EU students is available under the supervision of Dr Thomas Butts in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London. The studentship is to study the evolution of neural development within vertebrates, particularly in relation to the control of neurogenesis. Within this broad area of interest[…]

Neurogenesis in “non-neurogenic” regions

Posted by on November 13th, 2014

In the early ‘90s, the discovery of neural stem cells in the adult brain aroused hope to exploit these cells to treat neurodegenerative diseases or even induce brain regeneration. Yet, the real potential of these cells is still unclear. In the last 15 years we have learned that during development neural stem cells are an[…]

Interview with SDB poster winner Niteace Whittington

Posted by on August 12th, 2014

Last March we interviewed Zarah Löf-Öhlin, who won the BSDB poster prize at the joint meeting of the British Societies for Cell Biology and Developmental Biology. Zarah’s prize was to travel to Seattle to attend the 73rd Society for Developmental Biology meeting. Continuing the interview chain, Zarah interviewed Niteace Whittington, who won the SDB poster[…]