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Recipe to make liver from stem cells...

Posted by , on 22 August 2013

  Can you imagine a supermarket where doctors could just go and pick the cells they need to cure their patients? Just like a pharmacy…or a blood bank? Well, this ...

Where scientists fear to tread

Posted by , on 22 August 2013

I have recently returned from a spate of international conferences that afforded me the opportunity to experience meetings for the first time as an editor, instead of as an active ...

Bridging the gap between the sub-cellular and the tissue-organ scale

Posted by , on 22 August 2013

A major challenge when studying the cell biological bases underlying morphogenesis is represented by the gap between the sub-cellular and the tissue-organ scale (Figure 1). Ideally, one would like to ...

Novartis China is Seeking for a Developmental Biology Investigator

Posted by , on 22 August 2013

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) is a world leader in pharmaceutical research with a widely recognized culture for nurturing innovation and scientific excellence to address unmet medical needs. China ...

TED Talk Biology Round-up

Posted by , on 21 August 2013

TED is a conference series of mostly amazing speakers across diverse fields in science, business, technology, culture, and global issues. They post tons of the talks on their website,, and ...

How unique are we?- a talk at the Royal Institution

Posted by , on 20 August 2013

As you may be aware, The Company of Biologists launched its own series of Workshops in 2010. Coming up this September is the workshop ‘Evolution of the human neocortex- how ...

X-rays and frog embryos: new features of gastrulation revealed

Posted by , on 19 August 2013

For decades, the development of the early embryo and patterning of tissues has been studied with the help of a workhorse of developmental biology, the frog embryo.  Xenopus embryos are ...

Welcome to "Stem cell beauty - a monthly blog by Christèle Gonneau"

Posted by , on 15 August 2013

How can a single fertilized egg become a full little human? It is because I wanted to answer that question that I became a scientist. When I started my PhD ...

(Developmental) Biology around the internet- August 2013

Posted by , on 15 August 2013

If you are a Twitter user you probably know that our Twitter account reports not only on Node posts, but also on other interesting news and content from around the ...

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