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This month on the Node - December 2012

Posted by , on 31 December 2012

And we’ve reached the end of another full calendar year on the Node. What were your favourite posts this year? As a refresher, here is a look back on some ...

Book review: Theme and variations on biology and civilisation

Posted by , on 27 December 2012

This book review originally appeared in Development. Alfonso Martinez Arias reviews “Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change that Shape Life ” by Enrico Coen. Book info: Cells to Civilizations: ...

From sharks to mammals

Posted by , on 26 December 2012

My name is Idoia, I am a PhD student within the Brainshark group at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). I am currently finishing a research stay at the ...

December 25

Posted by , on 25 December 2012

You have reached the end of the advent calendar! Please see the round-up of all entries here. Happy holidays!

Advent calendar round-up

Posted by , on 25 December 2012

If you have been following along with the advent calendar we’ve had in the sidebar for the past couple of weeks, you will have seen twenty-four papers – all selected ...

December 24

Posted by , on 24 December 2012

Today’s recommended paper is: Transient downregulation of Bmp signalling induces extra limbs in vertebrates Bea Christen et al. (2012) Development 139 (14), 2557-2565 Submitted by Tohru Yano: “This paper show ...

A feedback from Paris UPMC/Curie International program

Posted by , on 23 December 2012

The UPMC/Curie Institute International Course in Developmental Biology took place in Paris during five weeks. Students coming from Master or PhD programs around the world gathered together for the three ...

December 23

Posted by , on 23 December 2012

Today’s recommended paper is: Inhibition of SRGAP2 Function by Its Human-Specific Paralogs Induces Neoteny during Spine Maturation Cécile Charrier et al. (2012) Cell 149 (4), 923-935 Submitted by Joanna Asprer: ...

December 22

Posted by , on 22 December 2012

Today’s recommended paper is: Cartwheel architecture of Trichonympha basal body Paul Guichard et al. (2012) Science 337 (6094), 533 Submitted by the Raff lab: “We chose this paper because by ...

December 21

Posted by , on 21 December 2012

Today’s recommended paper is: Protocadherins mediate dendritic self-avoidance in the mammalian nervous system. Julie L. Lefebvre et al. (2012) Nature 488, 517-521 Submitted by Seema Grewal: “This paper shows that ...

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