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Journal club on the Node

Posted by , on 18 April 2013

A couple of days ago, the University of Chicago Development, regeneration and stem cell journal club posted their first piece on the Node – a write-up of the discussion they’d ...

If I could turn back time: an embryological look at the fin-to-limb transition

Posted by , on 16 April 2013

When sculpting evolutionary histories—when telling the stories of change over time—the developmental biologist is often drawn to similarity. She wants to figure out what that last common ancestor was like; ...

Stem cells image competition: the result

Posted by , on 13 April 2013

The results of the latest image competition, this time featuring five beautiful stem cell images, are in! In what rapidly turned into a two horse race between the corn snake ...

The hair follicle as a system of stem cell biology

Posted by , on 11 April 2013

Monday is tax day for most of us on the American side of the pond.  That ought to cause massive hair loss for many folks, but we have amazing hair ...

BSDB/BSCB Spring Meeting 2013 – Report Part 2: Science!

Posted by , on 11 April 2013

In this second part of my BSDB/BSCB spring meeting report, I will attempt to paint a picture of the scientific content of the conference in broad brush strokes. I have ...

Retinoic Acid Gradient Directly Visualized During Zebrafish Gastrulation

Posted by , on 11 April 2013

Retinoic acid is one of the most important signaling molecules during development, and that the embryo gets the right levels of this small molecule is critical. Too much or too ...

Junior Research Group Leader for Retina Research

Posted by , on 10 April 2013

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is among the top universities in Germany and Europe: strong in research, offering first-rate programs with an overwhelming diversity, with close ties to culture, industry and ...

An "ordinary" first day at the BSCB/BSDB Joint Spring Meeting 2013

Posted by , on 9 April 2013

Before I even start to tell you anything about this year’s BSCB/BSDB Joint Spring Meeting, I would like to apologise to you if you expect this post to be a ...

In Development this week (Vol. 140, Issue 9)

Posted by , on 9 April 2013

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Dynamics of human thymus development The thymus is the primary organ responsible for generating T cells. Although thymus development ...

BSDB/BSCB Spring Meeting 2013 - Report Part 1: Alternative Careers for Scientists

Posted by , on 5 April 2013

[Ed. comment: This is the first of a number of posts by a few people who attended this year’s BSDB/BSCB meeting. Look out for more on the meeting over the ...

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