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Vote for a Development cover – Woods Hole Images 2015, Round 2

Posted by on May 31st, 2017

The Woods Hole Embryology Course, which will celebrate its 124th birthday this year, is a continual source of beautiful images (and videos) of development. Since 2011 the Node has run a competition for the community to pick the best images from a given year –  the winning pictures become immortalised as Development covers. Below you will find 4 images from[…]

Vote for a Development cover – Woods Hole Images 2015, Round 1

Posted by on March 30th, 2017

The Woods Hole Embryology Course, which will celebrate its 124th birthday this year, is a continual source of beautiful images (and videos) of development. Since 2011 the Node has run a competition for the community to pick the best images from a given year –  the winning pictures become immortalised as Development covers! Below you will find 4 images from[…]

Science gift ideas!

Posted by on December 7th, 2015

The festive season is here, so it’s time to start thinking about gifts. Many of my friends are scientists, so I have been searching for science-themed gifts. I thought I would share some of my finds here on the Node, in case you are searching for something similar (or would like a science-themed gift yourself!)! Below[…]

Conveying principles of embryonic development by metaphors from daily life

Posted by on December 5th, 2013

This article was first published in Development, and was written by Ben-Zion Shilo, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. How can the revolution in our understanding of embryonic development and stem cells be conveyed to the general public? Here, I present a photographic approach to highlight scientific concepts of pattern formation using metaphors from daily life,[…]

Evo Devo Art

Posted by on October 21st, 2013

I make art that brings together music, animation, and performance to explore evolutionary and developmental biology themes. I aim to illuminate the magic of the biological world for a broad audience of scientists and non-scientists, young and old. In order to communicate science to the general public and fuel a sense of awe at the[…]

The Wonder of Stem Cells

Posted by on August 12th, 2011

At the ISSCR meeting in Toronto in June I noticed this display at the top of the escalators: These fabrics with patterns related to stem cells are part of an ongoing exhibition at Toronto’s Ontario Science Centre (OSC). In collaboration with the Stem Cell Network, the “Super Cells: The Wonder of Stem Cells” exhibit displays[…]