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The Rapstract

Posted by on September 25th, 2015

In a world first, Phil Day presents a complete summary of a peer-reviewed scientific paper in the medium of rap: The Rapstract. Original paper: Dr. Carolina Barcellos-Machado et al., Reconstruction of Phrenic Identity in Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Motor Neurons (2014) Interpretation in Rap by Phil Day presented here. Subtitles available. Phil Day is the[…]

Gap junctions: versatile mediators of long-range developmental signals

Posted by on August 13th, 2015

My lab works on developmental bioelectricity, studying how cells communicate via endogenous gradients of plasma membrane resting potential (Vmem) in order to coordinate their activity during pattern regulation (Levin, 2013; Levin, 2014b; Tseng and Levin, 2013). It is well-known that resting potential is an important regulatory parameter for individual cells’ proliferation, differentiation, and oncogenic potential[…]

Adult Neurogenesis at 50: the Dresden chronicles

Posted by on July 21st, 2015

The 4th meeting in the Abcam Adult Neurogenesis conference series was held in the beautiful city of Dresden earlier this year. The conference’s aim was to put the developmental process of adult neurogenesis and its regulation into the wider context of its functional and presumed evolutionary relevance. Reporting from the meeting was our roving reporter, Nambirajan[…]

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: 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[…]