Behind the paper stories
Every paper has a story behind it, and we regularly commission scientists to tell theirs. In this collection you’ll discover the highs and the lows, the chance encounters and life changing discoveries from the breadth of developmental biology and stem cell research.
Behind the paper story: ‘How heterotypic cis/trans factors drive stomatal cell fate commitment’
Posted by EUN-DEOK KIM, on 16 March 2023Dr. Eun-Deok Kim and Professor Keiko Torii from The University of Texas at Austin, USA, have recently published an article in Nature Plants. The article discusses how heterotypic cis/trans factors …
Charting new territory: mapping the cell types in the octopus brain
Posted by Ruth Styfhals, on 17 February 2023Ruth Styfhals and Dr. Eve Seuntjens at the KU Leuven, Belgium, recently published a cell type atlas of a developing octopus brain in Nature Communications. The team behind the paper …
Conflict between neighbours: a perfect way of rebuilding a complete organ system
Posted by the Node, on 16 November 2022Mabel Mathew gives us some insights into the story behind their paper on the mechanism underlying de novo shoot regeneration.
Behind the paper: Characterising the spatiotemporal dynamics of microglia across the human lifespan
Posted by David Menassa, on 17 October 2022Dr David A. Menassa and Professor Diego Gomez-Nicola at the University of Southampton, UK recently published an article in Developmental Cell where they reveal how the microglial population colonises the human …
Behind the paper: Uncovering the dual origins of human cortical astrocytes
Posted by Denise Allen, on 18 August 2022Behind the paper story from Denise Allen and Tomasz Nowakowski
An embryo-maternal dialogue in Arabidopsis
Posted by Yujuan Du, on 20 July 2022In our recent paper, we uncovered a WIP-mediated embryo-maternal communication in Arabidopsis, which specifically regulates embryonic root development (Fig. 1). WIP2, WIP4 and WIP5 expression in the embryonic root is …
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