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News roundup

Posted by , on 31 January 2011

Just a quick roundup of some interesting bits of news. Embryo research in France This one’s rather interesting to read together with the interview with Margaret Buckingham we posted last ...

Blogging the Flood at the University of Queensland

Posted by , on 30 January 2011

On January 12th, about three quarters of the Australian State of Queensland was flooded as local rivers and creeks overflowed from rainfall. Needless to say, it’s been an extremely wet ...

An interview with Margaret Buckingham: President of the French Society of Developmental Biology

Posted by , on 27 January 2011

(This interview originally appeared in Development) Margaret Buckingham is Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and she is also the current President of ...

Ernest McCulloch 1926-2011

Posted by , on 27 January 2011

Last week (January 19), stem cell pioneer Ernest McCulloch died at the age of 84. Together with James Till, McCulloch discovered stem cells in the 1960s. For their work, the ...

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 4)

Posted by , on 26 January 2011

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: New moves in haematopoiesis: rumba and samba Vertebrate haematopoiesis relies on a pool of haemetopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) that ...

A career in publishing: a developing story

Posted by , on 25 January 2011

In a follow up to Eva’s first post in our alternative careers series about how a research background in developmental biology can lead to a career path that lies outside ...

Just because it looks like a duct, doesn’t mean it is the duct

Posted by , on 25 January 2011

The Node’s staff has kindly given me the opportunity to write a background piece, placing into context the results of our studies described in the paper, “Sox9+ ductal cells are ...

Double bill: Bringin' Stickleback / Bad Project

Posted by , on 24 January 2011

Is this Monday not quite giving you the results you were hoping for? Cheer up with a few science music videos. This one, “Bad Project”, is being emailed around rapidly ...

Skip your postdoc?

Posted by , on 20 January 2011

A friend of mine went straight from his PhD in computational (pharmaco)chemistry to an investigator position, and I have heard an unconfirmed second-hand story of one other person recently making ...

Conference announcement: Advances in stem cell research: Development, Regeneration & Disease in Paris, France

Posted by , on 19 January 2011

Announcement for the Advances in stem cell research: Development, Regeneration & Disease conference at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, April 6-8, 2011.

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