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Woods Hole images round 4- the winning movie

Posted by , on 30 September 2013

This year’s last Woods Hole competition had an exciting development- instead of choosing from 4 images, we asked the Node readers to choose from 4 stunning movies. It was probably ...

Stem Cells: An Insider's Guide - the new book by Paul Knoepfler

Posted by , on 30 September 2013

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Associate Professor and dedicated stem cell blogger Dr. Paul Knoepfler about his upcoming book “Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide”. The book covers everything ...

And in the beginning was histone 1

Posted by , on 30 September 2013

A team at IRB Barcelona identifies an essential protein for embryonic viability during the first cell divisions in the fly Drosophila. This protein, called dBigH1, which is a variant of ...

Biology Bytes: A Stem Cell-Focused Book for the Public

Posted by , on 22 September 2013

I recently published a book, called Biology Bytes: Digestible Essays on Stem Cells and Modern Medicine, which is on stem cells and other medical-related topics, and thought it would be ...

Stem cell success is team work!

Posted by , on 17 September 2013

    Stem cell beauty…yes they are so beautiful, they have amazing properties, they bring a lot of hope for future therapies…well, yes they are the stars! However, like in ...

In Development this week (Vol. 140, Issue 19)

Posted by , on 17 September 2013

Here are the highlights from the new issue of Development:   Roadmap for human trophoblast model Correct trophoblast development is essential for placenta function and embryogenesis. In humans, the early ...

(Developmental) Biology around the internet- September 2013

Posted by , on 16 September 2013

Here is our monthly round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research – Nature reported this month that stem cells have ...

Proepicardial cells go for a swim: how fluid flows guide epicardial progenitors to the heart

Posted by , on 12 September 2013

The epicardium, the layer of cells covering the myocardium, plays an essential role in heart maturation and formation of the heart valves and coronary vasculature. It derives from the proepicardium ...

Antibody reporting in developmental biology journals

Posted by , on 12 September 2013

We are trying to encourage scientists and journals to work together to improve reporting of antibody experiments which is often poor. See our comment article; http://f1000research.com/articles/2-153/v2 We would really appreciate ...

An interview with Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado

Posted by , on 11 September 2013

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado is an investigator at the Stowers Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and has worked for many years on regeneration in a little flatworm- the planaria. The ...

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