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This month on the Node - December 2011

Posted by , on 30 December 2011

Many of you may have a few days off from work at the moment. If you want to catch up on what you missed on the Node this month, read ...

Book review: Epigenetics in all its glory

Posted by , on 29 December 2011

This book review originally appeared in Development. Melissa Mann reviews “Epigenetics: Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution” (Edited by Benedikt Hallgrímsson and Brian K. Hall). Book info: Epigenetics: ...

Celestial or Cellular?

Posted by , on 26 December 2011

The Cell: An Image Library™ offers you a little fun this week. Please enjoy our quiz, Celestial or Cellular? Take a look at the images and see if you can ...

Modeling stem cell population dynamics

Posted by , on 23 December 2011

Many tissues and organs contain self-renewing stem cell populations that are crucial for their maintenance. Synthesizing the relative effects of anatomical constraints, cell proliferation dynamics and cell fate specification on ...

PhD Programme in Human Biology, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Posted by , on 23 December 2011

The University of Tsukuba, Japan is offering fully-funded PhD studentships to do research in Japan. They have close ties with many international universities, including the University of Edinburgh. Joint projects ...

Stem cells, cellules souches, Stammzellen: taking research to Europe's public

Posted by , on 22 December 2011

It’s been a busy year for EuroStemCell: Europe’s stem cell hub – see www.eurostemcell.org for more information on who we are. We’d like to wish The Node community a happy ...

Book review: A practical guide to human stem cell biology

Posted by , on 22 December 2011

This book review originally appeared in Development. Neil Singh and Ludovic Vallier review “Human Stem Cell Technology and Biology” (Edited by Gary S. Stein, Maria Borowski, Mai X. Luong, Meng-Jiao ...

Eye-ing the body electric

Posted by , on 20 December 2011

How do you make an eye? One early trigger for eye formation in Xenopus, as a new Development paper from Michael Levin’s lab shows, is a small change in bioelectric ...

In Development this week (Vol. 139, Issue 2)

Posted by , on 20 December 2011

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Balanced ephrin/Eph signals drive topographic mapping During development of the retinotectal axonal projection, which connects the retina to the ...

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