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When Two Make One: The Uses and Importance of Plant Grafting

Posted by , on 29 December 2015

Used for thousands of years but grafting remains mysterious For millennia, people have cut and joined different plant varieties or species together by a process known as grafting. By grafting ...

Mole- So now you have your own lab! Part VII- Beaten & Bruised

Posted by , on 29 December 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’ Part ...

Postdoc Position, Duke University School of Medicine

Posted by , on 28 December 2015

The laboratory of Sarah Goetz at Duke University School of Medicine is inviting applications for a postdoctoral researcher. Our group studies the biology of the primary cilium. We are working ...

Migratory neuronal progenitors in Tunicates provide insights into Neural Crest evolution

Posted by , on 24 December 2015

Tunicates are the invertebrates most closely related to us, forming a monophyletic clade with the vertebrates, known as Olfactores. Tunicates, often erroneously referred to as “urochordates” (a junior synonym and ...

Alberto Monroy Fellowship

Posted by , on 24 December 2015

The Alberto Monroy Fellowship is awarded to an Italian citizen to support their attendance in the Embryology Course next summer at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The ...

Postdoc in Drosophila genetics, University of California San Francisco

Posted by , on 23 December 2015

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University of California San Francisco, Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, in the laboratory of Dr. Katja Brückner.   ...

Making and re-making the brain

Posted by , on 23 December 2015

  The three-pound lump under our skulls that allows us to speak, run and function in our daily lives is a mass of dozens of types of minuscule cells joined ...

Rapid electron microscopic detection of GFP-tagged proteins in cells and whole organisms

Posted by , on 23 December 2015

The use of green fluorescent protein (GFP) has revolutionised the study of dynamic cellular processes in cells, tissues, and whole organisms. Laboratories throughout the world have exploited the simplicity of ...

Happy holidays from the Node!

Posted by , on 22 December 2015

Happy holidays everyone! It’s almost the New Year! The Node will be a bit quieter than usual for the next few days and we might take longer than usual in ...

Company of Biologists Workshop: Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance

Posted by , on 22 December 2015

In October, I attended the latest Company of Biologists Workshop “Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance“. Marco Geigges, one of the attendees at the Workshop, has already posted his impressions of the event. ...

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