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Top Node posts of 2013

Posted by on January 6th, 2014

Happy new year everyone! To wrap up 2013 we had a look at our stats to find what out which were the most popular posts of the last year. 2013 saw the usual varied mix of news, research, meeting and discussion posts, so there was a lot to read!     Most viewed posts: 1-[…]

Imaging techniques gives insight to what happens in aged eggs

Posted by on January 4th, 2014

Currently, more and more women delay having children because of pursuing higher educational and career aspirations, as well as changing cultural norms. Unfortunately their eggs become susceptible to chromosome mis-segregation as a consequence of maternal aging. This would generate aneuploid embryos, so causing increased and birth defects (Jones and Lane, 2013). However, the actual ways[…]

EvoDevo PhD position available in Sheffield, UK

Posted by on January 3rd, 2014

This PhD is part of the NERC funded Doctoral Training Partnership ACCE (Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment). This is a partnership between the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool, York, and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. A PhD position is available in the Fraser laboratory at the University of Sheffield, Department of Animal[…]

Rewiring the brain

Posted by on January 3rd, 2014

Watching animals, with their vast diversity of complex behaviours, can never be boring. In the animals around us, ants, spiders, lizards, dogs, cats, fish, birds…, we see so many different modes of locomotion, nesting, foraging and hunting in both solitary and social forms. Peculiar moves of appendages, bobbing of heads, unique calls and colours make[…]

Eastern approach

Posted by on January 2nd, 2014

In a vague sense it was a move that was planned all along. After all I did tell my friends and family when I left in 2001 for UPenn to do my PhD there that ultimately I will return. Yet when the moment and the opportunity came, suddenly the idea to move back to Budapest[…]