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IBMB SYMPOSIUM: FROM CELLS TO ORGANS, 16-17th April

Posted by , on 16 March 2012

Dear Colleagues, IBMB SYMPOSIUMWe are pleased to announce that it is now possible to register for the *Institute of Molecular Biology (IBMB) Barcelona Conference:**From Cells to Organs, 16 – 17 ...

Quantissue Symposium

Posted by , on 15 March 2012

Biology has been revolutionized by the impact of physical forces on cell behaviour as in vivo cells are exposed to a combination of biochemical and physical cues that regulate their ...

Science advocacy

Posted by , on 15 March 2012

Last week, I attended the GSA Drosophila Genetics Meeting in Chicago. You’ll hear more about the main part of the meeting later, or you can check out the Storify of ...

Differences between mammals begin early in development

Posted by , on 8 March 2012

The progress of stem cell research depends on the ability to grow stem cells in culture.  Embryonic stem (ES) cells from some organisms, such as humans, have proven difficult to ...

Biotechnique's Lab Grammys 2012

Posted by , on 8 March 2012

The Grammy Awards are held every year to celebrate the best of the music industry, however, they seem to miss one crucial catergory – the Science Parody. The Biotechnique’s website ...

Postdoctoral Research Associate CSCR Wellcome Trust (Hendrich Lab)

Posted by , on 7 March 2012

The Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research provides outstanding scientists with the opportunity and resources to undertake ground-breaking research into the fundamental properties of mammalian stem cells. Postdoctoral Research ...

An interview with Angela Nieto

Posted by , on 7 March 2012

(This interview originally appeared in Development.) Angela Nieto is Full Professor at the Instituto de Neurociencias (CSIC-UMH) in Alicante, Spain, and Head of the institute’s Developmental Neurobiology Unit. She is ...

In Development this week (Vol. 139, Issue 7)

Posted by , on 6 March 2012

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: miR-125 seals hESC neural fate MicroRNAs, small non-coding RNAs, have recently emerged as key regulators of embryonic development. In ...

Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist

Posted by , on 5 March 2012

I recently saw a documentary about graduate students called Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist (available to watch here). It’s hour long movie follows several PhD students from Lawrence ...

Of velvet worms and water bears: a review of ‘The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction’ by Peter Holland

Posted by , on 1 March 2012

The Metazoa, our corner of the great assemblage of life, is a curious and fascinating topic, but one that is relatively obscure in these days when a great many of ...

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