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Recruitment of Laboratory Heads

Posted by , on 10 September 2010

The RIKEN CDB seeks laboratory heads to lead independent laboratories under the following two Programs. Applicants can choose to apply for a specific position, or allow the search committee to ...

Oh my, what big feet you have...

Posted by , on 10 September 2010

Hello Node folks.  My name is Kim Cooper, and I’m a postdoctoral fellow with Cliff Tabin at Harvard Medical School.  I recently spoke at the SDB meeting in Albuquerque, and ...

An Interview With Ken Zaret

Posted by , on 9 September 2010

(This interview by Kathryn Senior originally appeared in Development on September 7, 2010) Ken Zaret is Joseph Leidy Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, the Associate Director ...

Scheduled down time

Posted by , on 9 September 2010

The server that the Node runs on is going to receive some general maintenance between 6:30 PM UK time tonight and early tomorrow morning. This may affect our visitors in ...

the Node update - Jobs

Posted by , on 7 September 2010

New format for job postings You may have noticed some job ads for postdocs appearing on the Node. Until today, these ads appeared with the rest of the posts, but ...

In Development this week (Vol 137, Issue 19)

Posted by , on 7 September 2010

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: Nr5a receptors reset EpiSC pluripotency Rodent embryonic stem (ES) cells that are derived from blastocysts self-renew without mitogenic growth ...

Recombine to get better

Posted by , on 6 September 2010

Recently a paper in Science caught my attention since its title combines the words mitotic recombination with patients and Ichthyosis. Having worked with Drosophila during my PhD and now being ...

Arabidopsis song

Posted by , on 6 September 2010

“Why are there no pop hits about Arabidopsis?” sings Karmadillo. Even though their Arabidopsis song is not a pop hit (yet?) either, Karmadillo can at least lay claim to the ...

BioEYES: Inspiring Youth to Pursue Science

Posted by , on 3 September 2010

by Valerie Butler Most of us, I’m sure, can remember that AHA moment in school when we realized that science is pretty cool. Imagine how it might be for a ...

Evolution of cerebral cortex traced back to Precambrian era

Posted by , on 2 September 2010

In a paper published today in Cell, Detlev Arendt, Raju Tomer and colleagues reveal evidence that the cerebral cortex evolved much earlier than previously believed. Using a new technique to ...

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