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This month on the Node: April

Posted by on April 30th, 2013

Again, things have been busy on the Node this month and, as well as the usual flurry of job adverts, we’ve had some great research- and meeting-based posts. Below are just some of the highlights. Remember – it’s easy to post on the Node, so feel free to get in touch (or simply post away!)[…]

SpotOn highlights the Node

Posted by on April 25th, 2013

SpotOn, Nature Publishing Group’s online forum for science policy, outreach and tools, and organiser of community events, is currently running a series on the use of social media for science outreach. As part of this series, we were asked to share our experience of setting up and running the Node. If you’re interested in hearing[…]

Last month on the Node: March 2013

Posted by on April 2nd, 2013

We had another busy month on the Node, with posts and comments relating to research articles, upcoming meetings, resources for developmental biologists…and, of course, the stem cell image contest.   Here’s a round-up of some of the highlights:   Stem cell image contest Voting for the stem cell image contest opened earlier this month, and[…]

This month on the Node: February 2013

Posted by on February 28th, 2013

It was a short month, but a momentous one in the life of the Node: Eva, who set up the site and ran it for the last almost three years, has said goodbye and moved on to new challenges. We’ll need your help to keep things going until her replacement arrives, so please keep posting,[…]

Cover winner: mouse confocal

Posted by on February 19th, 2013

We have a winner! This colourful image quickly took the lead, and stayed there. It will appear on the cover of Development soon. This confocal image (extended focus Z stack) of an E10.5 day mouse embryo was taken by Joyce Pieretti (University of Chicago), Manuela Truebano (Plymouth University), Saori Tani (Kobe University) and Daniela Di[…]

This month on the Node – January 2013

Posted by on January 31st, 2013

Let’s start this monthly summary with two fantastic posts that were left out of last month’s roundup due to the holiday period (and scheduled posts). Idoia Quintana studies shark brain development in Spain, and travelled to Scotland recently to learn how to work with mouse brains, so she could do some cross-species comparison. “At the[…]

Vote for a Development cover – Woods Hole 2012 class round 1

Posted by on January 30th, 2013

Each year, students of the Woods Hole Embryology course produce some amazing images. Last year, readers of the Node selected four images from the 2011 course to appear on the cover of Development.   Now it’s time to do the same with the images from the 2012 course. Here’s the first batch of four images.[…]

Woods Hole course application deadline extended

Posted by on January 28th, 2013

The Woods Hole image voting posts are some of the most popular posts on the Node (and yes, there will be a new one up VERY soon!). These images are all made by students of the Woods Hole Embryology course, and you still have a chance to be part of the 2013 class! The application[…]

Dates for your calendar

Posted by on January 11th, 2013

We haven’t posted one of these in a while, but there are quite a few things coming up. Remember to also keep an eye on the calendar, and add events there. Conference and course deadlines in the next few weeks: January 14 – abstract submission deadline for the annual meeting of the Dutch Society for[…]

This month on the Node – December 2012

Posted by on December 31st, 2012

And we’ve reached the end of another full calendar year on the Node. What were your favourite posts this year? As a refresher, here is a look back on some of the content of this past month. Advent calendar For most of this past month, you will have been able to find a new paper[…]