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Help me select some Node highlights

Posted by , on 17 May 2011

The Node’s birthday is coming up on June 22nd and we’re currently preparing some things for that behind the scenes. One thing that I’m working on are a few slideshows ...

Imaging stem cells in the Drosophila ovary

Posted by , on 12 May 2011

To accompany our paper “Long-term live imaging provides new insight into stem cell regulation and germline-soma coordination in the Drosophila ovary” I have been asked by staff at the Node ...

When F-actin dynamics and Hippo signalling activity meet to regulate tissue growth.

Posted by , on 11 May 2011

Genetic screens in flies brought me by chance to have a look at one of the basic apparatus of the cell: the actin cytoskeleton. At that time, I remembered my ...

Interview with Beddington Medal winner Carlos Carmona-Fontaine

Posted by , on 11 May 2011

Each year, the British Society for Developmental Biology awards the Beddington Medal for the best PhD thesis in developmental biology. At the 2011 BSDB meeting, this award went to Carlos ...

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 11)

Posted by , on 10 May 2011

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development: Dronc regulates Numb and neuroblast formation The ability of stem cells to maintain a balance between self-renewal and differentiation is ...

Zinc Finger Nucleases targeting genes in a frog near you!

Posted by , on 9 May 2011

Loss-of-function studies in Xenopus have been, until recently, limited to transient knockdowns by injection of morpholino antisense oligonucleotides.  In part because of X. laevis’ complex allotetraploid genome, the system lacked ...

The story behind the screen - flashbacks from the first RNAi screen in a whole vertebrate

Posted by , on 9 May 2011

The story of our recently released Development paper ‘FatJ acts via the Hippo mediator Yap1 to restrict the size of neural progenitor cell pools’ ( involves hundreds of dozens ...

6th International Chick Conference

Posted by , on 6 May 2011

Can I just bring to eveyone’s attention that the 6th International Chick Conference is now to be held at The Roslin Insititute, UK. Sept 17-20, 2011. This forum often attracts ...

Healing an injured heart

Posted by , on 5 May 2011

Regenerative medicine and stem cell research go hand-in-hand when it comes to dreaming up future strategies for treating disease and injury in humans.  Today’s image is from a recent Development ...

Map of Life: A guide to convergent evolution

Posted by , on 4 May 2011

The Map of Life is a recently published guide to convergent evolution produced by the University of Cambridge that has been touring science festivals and events across the world. It ...

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