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This month on the Node – December 2011

Posted by on December 30th, 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 on: BenchFly bingo game Benchfly, a site with free video protocols and other resources for researchers, has created “Group Meeting Bingo”. The site generates bingo[…]

Book review: Epigenetics in all its glory

Posted by on December 29th, 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: Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution Edited by Benedikt Hallgrímsson, Brian K. Hall University of California Press (2011) 472 pages ISBN 978-0520267091 (hardback),[…]

Celestial or Cellular?

Posted by on December 26th, 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 tell whether they are of cellular or celestial origin. Take your best shot, and enter your answers at Visit again each day this week[…]

Modeling stem cell population dynamics

Posted by on December 23rd, 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 the overall stem cell population dynamics is challenging, and so we reasoned that dynamic computational models that have the potential to systematically manipulate different influences[…]

PhD Programme in Human Biology, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Posted by on December 23rd, 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 between Edinburgh and Tsukuba will be available. The University of Tsukuba, located 1 hour from Tokyo, is one of the top universities in Japan, and[…]

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

Posted by on December 22nd, 2011

It’s been a busy year for EuroStemCell: Europe’s stem cell hub – see for more information on who we are. We’d like to wish The Node community a happy festive season and a great start to 2012. But before we say goodbye to 2011, we thought you might be interested to know about some[…]

Book review: A practical guide to human stem cell biology

Posted by on December 22nd, 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 Shi, Kelly P. Smith and Priscilla Vasquez). Book info: Human Stem Cell Technology and Biology: A Research Guide and Laboratory Manual Edited by Gary S.[…]

Eye-ing the body electric

Posted by on December 20th, 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 signals. In fact, that trigger alone is enough to induce eye development in other parts of the body. In an experiment that measured regions of[…]

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

Posted by on December 20th, 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 optic tectum in the midbrain, the axons of neighbouring retinal ganglion cells project to neighbouring positions in the optic tectum (topographical mapping). However, although retinal[…]

VI LASDB International Meeting Early Registration & Abstract Submission Extended up to 20th January, 2012

Posted by on December 17th, 2011

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