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.
Posted by Niraimathi Govindasamy, on 27 March 2022Niraimathi Govindasamy from the Bedzhov lab, takes us through the story behind their paper on the interactions between the embryo and maternal vasculature.
Posted by Cédric Finet, on 23 February 2022A evo-devo research story from Cédric Finet asking why are water striders so hairy.
Posted by Akihiro Kaneshige, on 9 February 2022Read the story behind the paper with Akihiro Kaneshige
Posted by Jeff Gross, on 14 December 2021Read the story behind the paper with Jeff Gross
Posted by Alina Marymonchyk, on 2 October 2021Adult Neural Stem Cells (NSCs) have a remarkable capacity to produce new neurons and glia cells that integrate into pre-existing neural networks. Adult NSCs are found in all mammals, including humans, giving us hope of using the pool of adult …
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