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Time flies when you're having fun

Posted by , on 22 June 2011

Exactly one year ago today, we launched the Node. Since then, we’ve accumulated a good number of regular readers, and some enthusiastic contributors. We’ve covered meetings, research, news, images and ...

How fate determined my career as a science journalist

Posted by , on 21 June 2011

If I shut my eyes, I can still picture  the young boy dressed as a gravedigger. He’s taking centre-stage, flourishing a spade and cheerily telling his audience that if they ...

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 14)

Posted by , on 21 June 2011

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: How to make stripes: revising the pair-rules A key step in Drosophila segmentation is the transition from non-periodic to ...

Of mice and women: how Notch signaling ensures a healthy pregnancy

Posted by , on 21 June 2011

Nathan M. Hunkapiller and Susan J. Fisher To accompany our research article in issue 138 (14) of Development, “A role for Notch signaling in trophoblast endovascular invasion and in the ...

A trip down memory lane

Posted by , on 21 June 2011

Tomorrow is the Node’s first birthday, which means we’ve been online for a year now. We’ve taken a look at the archive of the past year as a reminder of ...

Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the BSDB Meeting 2011

Posted by , on 20 June 2011

Here is part 3 of my report on the 2011 BSCB-BSDB Spring Conference this April in Canterbury. In the first part, I covered Mark Krasnow’s amazing opening lecture on lung ...

X in Space (Now in 3D)

Posted by , on 20 June 2011

The 3D spatial arrangement of DNA within the nucleus is tightly controlled and has great functional significance. Each chromosome has been shown to occupy a defined nuclear territory and the ...

Woods Hole image winner

Posted by , on 20 June 2011

Congratulations to Meii Chung of UT Austin, whose image of a Cerebratulus pilidium larva won first place in the latest voting round to choose a cover for Development from images ...

The Cell – Finalist in the Labby awards – Please vote to help us win.

Posted by , on 16 June 2011

The Cell: An Image Library is honored to be named a finalist in the website Labby Awards. Please help us win this award and vote for us at the site ...

PhD position in Inner Ear Development at Barcelona

Posted by , on 16 June 2011

The laboratory of Berta Alsina at UPF-Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona is seeking a highly motivated student for a PhD in Inner Ear Sensory Development and Regeneration. This PhD ...

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