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The people behind the papers: Matthias Tisler & Martin Blum

Posted by on February 21st, 2017

Conjoined twins have fascinated biologists for centuries. In twins joined at the thorax, left-right patterning is disrupted, but only in one half of the right hand twins. Today’s paper, from this week’s issue of Current Biology, tackles this enigmatic phenomenon using Xenopus, and reveals that laterality in conjoined twins is determined by cilia-driven leftward flow.[…]

I left my frog in San Francisco:

The 15th International Xenopus Conference

Asilomar CA, 2014

Posted by on September 22nd, 2014

Every two years, the international Xenopus community gathers to meet. Two years ago I wrote about the meeting in Toulon, France and this time we crossed the pond to Asilomar, CA, just south of San Francisco. Cat Vicente recently wrote about Asilomar in the context of conference venues whilst attending the Genetics Society of America[…]

The first Xenopus imaging course

Posted by on February 17th, 2014

The first Xenopus imaging workshop was held at the Xenopus Resource Centre at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Wood’s Hole, MA from November 17th – 22nd.    Kymograph of a beating heart in a Xenopus tadpole expressing GFP under a cardiac actin promoter. By Kyle Jewhurst, Tufts University.   20 international frog researchers, from Japan[…]