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Ada Lovelace Day

Posted by , on 6 October 2011

October 7 is Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in science and technology. This international day to promote gender equality in these fields was first held in 2009, and is named ...

Company of Biologists Workshop – Growth, Division and Differentiation – Day 2

Posted by , on 26 September 2011

-By Nitin Sabherwal, Eugen Nacu, Heike Laman, Irene Gutierrez Vallejo and Anna Kicheva The second day of the workshop has finished and it is the reporting time now. We had ...

Stem cell research in Qatar

Posted by , on 11 July 2011

There’s an interesting interview in Nature News, with Abdelali Haoudi – the vice-president for research of the Qatar foundation. Qatar opened a biomedical research institute a few years ago, and ...

Help me select some Node highlights

Posted by , on 17 May 2011

The Node’s birthday is coming up on June 22nd and we’re currently preparing some things for that behind the scenes. One thing that I’m working on are a few slideshows ...

Map of Life: A guide to convergent evolution

Posted by , on 4 May 2011

The Map of Life is a recently published guide to convergent evolution produced by the University of Cambridge that has been touring science festivals and events across the world. It ...

Science – The Bigger Picture

Posted by , on 1 May 2011

This is a retelling of the student and post-doc workshop from the second day of the BSDB/BSCB joint spring meeting that took place in Canterbury at the University of Kent. ...

Stem cell patent case could have far-reaching impact

Posted by , on 28 April 2011

Last month, the advocate-general of the European Court of Justice gave his opinion on a long-running legal debate about a patent filed several years ago in Germany. If the Court follows his ...

Don't forget about the big picture

Posted by , on 20 April 2011

Live organisms are complex systems. Understanding the complexity underlying the development and growth of organisms seems a daunting task, but developmental biology is an essential field of study to accomplish, ...

YEN Seminar Next Week – March 24

Posted by , on 17 March 2011

We are delighted to announce the first double-seminar session hosted by the Young Embryologist Network (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cdb/yen) on March 24th from 4pm – 6pm (& refreshments afterwards) in the A.V. Hill Lecture Theatre, Medical ...

Stem Cells versus Progenitors

Posted by , on 13 February 2011

With so much research focusing on stem cells, I’ve been wondering lately whether researchers are overlooking other important, multipotent cell groups, specifically what are called “progenitor” cells. But then another ...

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