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A new role for Insulin as a Vital Factor in Maintaining Stem Cells

Posted by , on 26 September 2017

New research conducted at the stem cell centre, DanStem, at the University of Copenhagen shows that insulin is a key determinant of embryonic stem cell potency in mammals. When large ...

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cardiac Developmental Biology, University of Oxford

Posted by , on 22 September 2017

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join Dr Duncan Sparrow’s laboratory in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics to work on a project focused on investigating ...

An interview with George Daley

Posted by , on 22 September 2017

This interview by Aidan Maartens appeared in Development, Vol 144 Issue 18 George Daley is Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Caroline ...

Production of key diabetes cells can be improved

Posted by , on 22 September 2017

In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem ...

Research Assistant at WT/CRUK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge

Posted by , on 21 September 2017

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the group of Prof Daniel St Johnston at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge (http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/stjohnston). The BBSRC-funded project aims to determine ...

A case for beer – or – what a density gradient medium can do for your microscopy.

Posted by , on 21 September 2017

Our paper, like so many scientific findings, was brought about by a beer – or more specifically a discussion over a beer.   “I had a beer with David (Drechsel)” ...

4-Week Applied Research Project (Cape Town): hESC expansion and specialization

Posted by , on 21 September 2017

Applied research team in Cape Town, South Africa, is seeking quick assistance from an adventurous soul who is a specialist in the expansion and differentiation of hESCs into neural progenitors ...

PostDoc Position on Ageing and Fertility

Posted by , on 21 September 2017

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated candidate to join our group for a PostDoc position. In the Payer lab (http://www.crg.eu/bernhard_payer), we study epigenetic reprogramming in the mammalian ...

Research Technician in Molecular Endocrinology of Bone Biology (Williams/Bassett lab) at Imperial College

Posted by , on 21 September 2017

Full Time Fixed Term up to Four Years We now seek to appoint a Research Technician in Molecular and Cell Biology to complement our existing expertise and fill a vacant ...

The people behind the papers – Diane Shakes & friends

Posted by , on 20 September 2017

Development often involves the asymmetric partitioning of cellular components to daughters, and this process is crucial for successful gametogenesis. Today’s paper, published in the current issue of Development, explores the cytoskeletal ...

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