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Celebrating NYE with Bioluminescence

Posted by , on 31 December 2010

Let me take you on a Bioluminescent journey across many kingdoms. If you’re not well acquainted with the term, it’s the ability of living things to chemically produce light. It’s also ...

HHMI Biointeractive

Posted by , on 30 December 2010

Each year in early December, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute hosts a series of educational seminars, called the Holiday Lectures, in which researchers explain the very basic concepts of their ...

Steering a changing course

Posted by , on 29 December 2010

(This is the editorial from Development’s first issue of 2011. It first appeared on the Development site on December 7, 2010.) As I wrote in last year’s editorial, developmental biology ...

Keep up and blog on – my route to the Node

Posted by , on 23 December 2010

This is the first in a series of posts about careers outside of academic research. See here for more information. To start the series on alternative careers, I’m going to ...

GFP, YFP and RFP = Christmas Themes!

Posted by , on 22 December 2010

The other beauty of Fluorescent Reporter Gene Systems is its unbearable likeness to holiday colours.

An interview with Ben Scheres

Posted by , on 22 December 2010

(This interview by Kathryn Senior originally appeared in Development on December 21, 2010) Ben Scheres is an expert in plant development. He has been investigating development in Arabidopsis at Utrecht ...

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 2)

Posted by , on 21 December 2010

Boning up on stem cell Igf2-P2 function The insulin-like growth factor (IGF)/insulin signalling pathway regulates cell proliferation, differentiation, aging and life span. During embryonic development, transcription of the mouse and ...

Alternative Careers for Developmental Biologists

Posted by , on 21 December 2010

Some of the most popular posts on the Node have been those about career prospects for young scientists. The category pages for job ads and career posts are among the ...

Feed me!

Posted by , on 16 December 2010

With people in many countries preparing to take a few days off at the end of this month, and other countries starting their summer break, I’m sure many of you ...

Nothing beats a movie for developmental biologists

Posted by , on 16 December 2010

Webcasting is a new art that is still being perfected, but which holds great promise for scientific collaboration at both small and large scales.

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