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December 5

Posted by on December 5th, 2012

Today’s recommended paper is: In toto live imaging of mouse morphogenesis and new insights into neural tube closure R’ada Massarwa and Lee Niswander (2013) Development 140 (1), 226-236 Submitted by Bob Goldstein: “A clearer view of mammalian neural tube closure… an important step forward, and beautiful!” From December 1 to 24 we are featuring Node[…]

December 4

Posted by on December 4th, 2012

Today’s recommended paper is: NuRD Suppresses Pluripotency Gene Expression to Promote Transcriptional Heterogeneity and Lineage Commitment Nicola Reynolds et al. (2012) Cell Stem Cell 10 (5), 583-594 Submitted by Mary Todd Bergman: “Paul Bertone’s lab at EMBL-EBI discovered a key component of the ‘go’ signal that tells stem cells to commit already and become one[…]

December 3

Posted by on December 3rd, 2012

Today’s recommended paper is: Bimodal control of Hoxd gene transcription in the spinal cord defines two regulatory subclusters Patrick Tschopp, Alix J. Christen and Denis Duboule (2012) Development 139 (5), 929-939 Submitted by Rachael Inglis: “This is a great example of new results enriching our understanding of a classical developmental phenomenon: the co-linear expression of[…]

December 2

Posted by on December 2nd, 2012

Today’s recommended paper is: Polyploidization of glia in neural development links tissue growth to blood–brain barrier integrity Yingdee Unhavaithaya and Terry L. Orr-Weaver (2012) Genes & Development 26, 31-36 Submitted by Tohru Yano: “This paper tell us the link between cell properties and tissue growth and biological functions.” From December 1 to 24 we are[…]

December 1

Posted by on December 1st, 2012

Today’s recommended paper is: The accessible chromatin landscape of the human genome Robert E. Thurman, Eric Rynes, Richard Humbert, et al. (2012) Nature 489, 75–82 Submitted by Nishal Patel: “Whilst humans aren’t exactly a model organism that most developmental biologists work on, the ENCODE project is ground breaking and transcription factors and chromatin accessibility are[…]

This month on the Node – November 2012

Posted by on November 30th, 2012

Site upgrade We now have a “featured topics” bar across the top of the page, which has the same function as these highlight posts: to let you know what happened on the Node recently. This upgrade also came with author profile page. Do remember to fill out your profile bio, because people can now see[…]

Coming Soon

Posted by on November 29th, 2012

We recently asked you what your favourite papers of 2012 were. From December 1 to 24, you’ll be able to see 24 of these papers behind the virtual doors of our advent calendar. Come back each day, click the calendar in the sidebar, and find out what your colleagues – from students to lab heads[…]

Featured posts and author pages

Posted by on November 26th, 2012

Notice something different on the Node today? We now have a bar at the top to feature particular posts. It will be updated by Node admins, who select posts to appear here. (N.B. If you see text but not in neat little boxes, your browser still remembers the old design. Refresh page and/or clear cache[…]

Advent and site updates

Posted by on November 19th, 2012

Advent calendar Thanks to everyone who has sent in suggestions for papers for the advent calendar. We’re still looking for a few more to take us to a complete set of 24, so if you read something really great that was published after December 2011, please let us know via email. We’ll need your submissions[…]

Favourite papers advent calendar

Posted by on November 8th, 2012

What was your favourite paper in the fields of developmental or stem cell biology this past year? We’re preparing a little feature on the Node for the month of December: an advent calendar with a new paper recommendation each day from December 1 to 24. For this, we need your help! What was your favourite[…]