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Embracing risk

Posted by , on 27 July 2015

This editorial by Ross Cagan was first published in Disease Models & Mechanisms.   I entered the science field because I imagined that scientists were society’s “professional risk takers”, that they ...

Mole- So now you have your own lab! Part IV – The fit

Posted by , on 27 July 2015

This cartoon was first published in the Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.     Part I- ‘The imposter’ Part II- ‘The teaching monster’ ...

European Advanced School for Mouse Phenogenomics – pushing the boundaries of mouse genetics

Posted by , on 24 July 2015

The laboratory mouse has been a popular model in mammalian biology for obvious reasons and it has contributed to a number of landmark discoveries in biomedical research. Despite this, few ...

In Development this week (Vol. 142, Issue 14)

Posted by , on 21 July 2015

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   HIF1α muscles in on regeneration During early development, skeletal muscle stem/progenitor cells (SMSPCs) are thought to reside in low ...

Adult Neurogenesis at 50: the Dresden chronicles

Posted by , on 21 July 2015

The 4th meeting in the Abcam Adult Neurogenesis conference series was held in the beautiful city of Dresden earlier this year. The conference’s aim was to put the developmental process of ...

Research Associate x3

Posted by , on 20 July 2015

Salary: £28,695-£37,394 Reference: PS06656 Closing date: 31 August 2015 We are looking for three motivated, ambitious and independent post-doctoral researchers to join an interdisciplinary research project on Alzheimer’s disease, developing ...

99 (imaging) problems

Posted by , on 17 July 2015

  Last week, the SDB hosted what may well have been its highest annual meeting – at 8000 feet – in Snowbird, Utah. The atmosphere was fantastic, the talks were phenomenal, and the ...

On women

Posted by , on 16 July 2015

I first wrote this for an anonymous blog. After a nudge, I have decided to publish it here. Parts of it have been embellished to make the point in the ...

Resources for Developmental Biologists

Posted by , on 16 July 2015

At last week’s SDB Meeting in Utah, I attended the ‘Imaging Workshop’, which was designed to give attendees an overview of some of the imaging-based resources available to the community, ...

Between Genetics and Physics

Posted by , on 15 July 2015

The predominant approach to studying development is based on genetics. In fact, some have gone so far as to argue that many researchers approach the whole problem of development as ...

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