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Confess your lab sins

Posted by , on 31 July 2013

Remember the hashtag #overlyhonestmethods that was trending on Twitter a few months ago? Well, the new science hashtag to follow is #sciconfessions : a collection of the lab sins that ...

Beautiful stem cells on eurostemcell.org

Posted by , on 31 July 2013

Hi everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the sun. We’ve just sent out our July newsletter over at EuroStemCell and we’ve got quite a bit of news that I thought my ...

Remembrance of Brains Past

Posted by , on 30 July 2013

What would happen to your memories and personality if, after decades of adult life, some portion of your brain was replaced with the progeny of fresh stem cells (as might ...

In Development this week (Vol. 140, Issue 16)

Posted by , on 30 July 2013

Here are the highlights form the current issue of Development:   Nf2 regulates neural progenitor proliferation Mutation of neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) results in nervous system tumours. Molecularly, Nf2 has diverse ...

Synchronicity: Laser-targeted ablation timed with zebrafish embryonic heart cycle

Posted by , on 29 July 2013

Matrone G, Taylor JM, Wilson KS, Baily J, Love GD, Girkin JM, Mullins JJ, Tucker CS, Denvir MA. Laser-targeted ablation of the zebrafish embryonic ventricle: A novel model of cardiac ...

Sex-reversal in adult fish

Posted by , on 27 July 2013

Dranow DB, Tucker RP and Draper BW. Germ cells are required to maintain a stable sexual phenotype in adult zebrafish. Developmental Biology 376: 43-50. Adult sex-reversal  –  the change of ...

Alcohol, genes, and fish faces

Posted by , on 26 July 2013

Like me, when you were a kid many of you probably puckered your lips and placed your hands on the side of you neck to make believe that you were ...

Wave at the frogs - they're waving at you

Posted by , on 26 July 2013

  Perhaps, like me, you’ve been microinjecting Xenopus embryos for so long that you start seeing strange things – maybe that they’re waving at you.  But perhaps that’s not so ...

The 8th European Zebrafish Meeting

Posted by , on 25 July 2013

By Leonardo Valdivia and Joaquín Letelier Here is a report about sessions performed during the 8th European Zebrafish meeting held in Barcelona. The post is divided in different topics to ...

The Fly Room Project

Posted by , on 24 July 2013

The field of modern genetics owes a lot to the pioneering work of Thomas Hunt Morgan on the little fruit fly. A great part of his work was conducted in ...

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