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When one Workshop closes, a Webinar opens...

Posted by , on 15 October 2021

Workshop vs. Webinar In April 2020, I should have attended The Company of Biologists Workshop “The Cytoskeletal Road to Neuronal Function”. If only there was not the beginning of the ...

Roles of amino-acid transporters in the developing brain

Posted by , on 11 October 2021

After a year of lockdowns and virtual classes at Bangor University, the opportunity to do a real lab project this summer at the Francis Crick Institute was definitely not one ...

Testing constructs for CRISPR/Cas9 genetic modulation

Posted by , on 11 October 2021

This summer, I was given the opportunity to conduct research at the Francis Crick Institute in the Znamenskiy lab. The aim of the Znamenskiy lab is to understand the relationship ...

Cannabis causes birth defects in susceptible mice

Posted by , on 6 October 2021

A chemical found in cannabis, a common recreational drug, has now been shown to cause birth defects in mice. Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA, ...

Shining a Light on Adult Neural Stem Cells

Posted by , on 2 October 2021

Adult 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 ...

Development presents... September webinar videos

Posted by , on 27 September 2021

On Wednesday 22 September Development hosted two researchers with interests in genes and development for our tenth Development presents... webinar

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Meet the Robinson Crusoe Islanders - the genetic roots of speech and language development

Posted by , on 9 September 2021

We drop in on the Robinson Crusoe islanders to learn about their story and discover what their genes can teach us about speech and language development.

How exploring single cell dynamics in the early embryo revealed a protective system based on mechanical cell cooperation

Posted by , on 15 July 2021

Esteban Hoijman and Verena Ruprecht describe how they found a phagocytic role for epithelial cells in early embryos

From local communication to global pattern recovery: spatio-temporal scales in segmentation clock and scientists

Posted by , on 30 June 2021

Koichiro Uriu, Bo-Kai Liao, Andrew Oates and Luis Morelli on the segmentation clock

Mysterious plant part reported

Posted by , on 15 June 2021

A Press Release from Development A previously unreported anatomical structure named the ‘cantil’ has been described in the popular plant model, Arabidopsis thaliana. Scientists from The Pennsylvania State University, USA, ...

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