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Posted by , on 15 September 2011

Scheduled Node Maintenance: This weekend (September 16-18) we’re upgrading the system that the Node runs on (WordPress), so you may not be able to access the site at times. Everything ...

Final Day at The EMBO Meeting - Behaviour and lots of Movies!

Posted by , on 14 September 2011

The famous Richard Axel kicked off the last day in Vienna by presenting new data on how olfactory information is projected from the olfactory bulb to the cortex. After his ...

An Interview with Janet Rossant

Posted by , on 13 September 2011

I arranged to talk to Professor Janet Rossant after her talk at The EMBO Meeting here in Vienna. Janet is Chief of Research at The Hospital for Sick Children in ...

Post-doctoral position in Craniofacial development

Posted by , on 12 September 2011

A post-doctoral position is available immediately at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the laboratory of Dr. Samantha Brugmann to study vertebrate craniofacial development, patterning and disease. Applicants should ...

Sunday at The EMBO Meeting - (Mis)folding proteins and an entire session on blastocysts!

Posted by , on 12 September 2011

Here’s my brief roundup of day two at The EMBO Meeting. It started with Susan Lindquist‘s excellent talk on how cells react to stress by synthesising lots of new heat-shock ...

The profession that isn't

Posted by , on 10 September 2011

This post was my contribution to Science is Vital’s latest campaign on science careers. If you haven’t done so yet, I warmly encourage to get involved with the movement. THE ...

An Informative Career Day at The EMBO Meeting in Vienna

Posted by , on 10 September 2011

What shall I do, and once decided, how can I get my dream job after completing my PhD or postdoc, especially if I don’t want to become a group leader? ...

Satellite cells muscle their way into the stem cell spotlight

Posted by , on 8 September 2011

Researchers have long known about regeneration of injured muscles, and have debated about the exact source of the muscle stem cells that perform this amazing feat.  A group of papers ...

Optical clearing with Scale

Posted by , on 8 September 2011

Transparency. A desirable virtue in many walks of life, and a particularly useful trait in developmental biology.  Model organisms that are see-through offer unique advantages, especially when it comes to ...

Turtles in a nutshell

Posted by , on 7 September 2011

Turtles are peculiar vertebrates. They have a compact skull with no temporal openings, a beak instead of teeth, a contractible neck, and a shell covering its trunk. The famous turtle ...

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