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Introducing cross-referee commenting in peer review

Posted by , on 31 August 2016

This Editorial originally appeared in Development, Vol 143, Issue 17. Olivier Pourquié and Katherine Brown   At Development, we are always trying to improve our processes and service – for authors ...


Posted by , on 31 August 2016

(or: how to avoid misleading representations of statistical data)   Recently, a kickstarter project raised more than 3000€ in one month to campaign for banning the wrong usage of bar ...

In Development this week (Vol. 143, Issue 17)

Posted by , on 30 August 2016

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Coordinating neuronal specification and differentiation Neurogenesis – the process of making new neurons – is indispensable for normal development ...

Exciting news on neural stem cell niches: stunning research from Fiona Doetsch's lab

Posted by , on 26 August 2016 Sense & Sensibility: niche signals regulate neural stem cells in an age-dependent manner paper feature by Thomas Schwarz-Romond Tissue specific stem cell niches provide lifelong support for adult stem ...

Tackling Differentiated Stem Cell Production

Posted by , on 26 August 2016

This post was originally posted on, Europe’s stem cell hub.   by Julia Turan Part of the fascinating potential of stem cells is their ability to provide replacement cells and ...

Postdoctoral position on Mechanical Control of Zebrafish Development - University of California, Santa Barbara

Posted by , on 25 August 2016

We are seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join the Campas lab (Morphogenesis and Self-organization of Living Matter lab) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Our group combines theoretical ...

Zebrafish Research Specialist Position - University of California, Santa Barbara

Posted by , on 25 August 2016

The Campàs Lab (“Morphogenesis and Self-Organization of Living Matter” lab) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, works on tissue and organ morphogenesis in zebrafish. The lab focuses on understanding ...

A day in the life of a sponge lab (yes, there are labs devoted to these animals!)

Posted by , on 24 August 2016

Forget about those large amounts of bottles containing thousands of flies, those huge piles of boxes containing different lineages of mice or large tanks filled with happy-hopping frogs. Also, forget ...

How mechanical signals orchestrate stem cell fate

Posted by , on 23 August 2016

Controlling differentiation using biophysical cues from development Embryonic stem cells have the potential to become any cell type in the adult organism, but coaxing them to a specific fate continues ...

The SDB-BSDB Interview Chain: Mathew Tata interviews Yusuff Abdu

Posted by , on 23 August 2016

Mathew Tata was the winner of the BSDB poster competition at the BSDB-BSCB 2016 meeting in Warwick. His prize was a trip to Boston to attend the SDB-ISD meeting in ...

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