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Posted by , on 17 February 2011

The early embryology of the chick Coffee and Sci(ence) features the 90-year-old book “The Early Embryology of the Chick” by Bradley Patten. The book is now out of copyright, and ...

From the bench to the science centre

Posted by , on 15 February 2011

During the first year of my PhD, I undertook a small rotation project in the lab of Dr Kim Dale, doing some work with the chick embryo. I did this ...

Young Embryologist Meeting 2011 (YEM:2011)

Posted by , on 15 February 2011

The Young Embryologist Meeting 2011 will be held at King's College London on May 6th, 2011.

Educational game designer: where biology, games, and technology meet

Posted by , on 15 February 2011

When Eva approached me about contributing to this series about how one goes from a PhD in developmental biology and ends up in a non traditional academic career path, I ...

Stem Cells versus Progenitors

Posted by , on 13 February 2011

With so much research focusing on stem cells, I’ve been wondering lately whether researchers are overlooking other important, multipotent cell groups, specifically what are called “progenitor” cells. But then another ...

What’s new at the Node?

Posted by , on 10 February 2011

We’ve been busy – both behind the scenes and in plain view – so it’s time for another update. Contest We’re currently running our very first contest, with a prize ...

Embryonic stem cell origin — food for thought

Posted by , on 9 February 2011

What I love about developmental biology is the collaborative nature of the field.   The vast majority of biologists feel that by sharing ideas, data, and reagents, we can learn more ...

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 5)

Posted by , on 8 February 2011

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development: From pluripotent to pancreatic fates A reliable method for generating insulin-producing β-cells from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) would provide ...

MBL Embryology Course

Posted by , on 8 February 2011

Dear students, postdocs and mentors, We write to share our enthusiasm about the MBL Embryology course and to encourage graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to apply for the 2011 summer ...

JSDB meeting

Posted by , on 8 February 2011

There’s still time to register for this years JSDB meeting. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended until February 10th. JSDB meetings have been held almost entirely in English ...

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