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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- September 2013

Posted by , on 16 September 2013

Here is our monthly round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:

 

News & Research

– Nature reported this month that stem cells have been used to generate minibrains in vitro. You can read an excellent article by Ed Yong on this work .

– The hilarious 2013 IgNobel Prizes that ‘first make people laugh and then make them think’ have been revealed. Check out the list of winners!

– A paper was published this month reporting the first case of successful in vivo cellular reprogramming.

– How good is your stem cell knowledge? Take the Knoepfler lab 2013 stem cell quiz!

– And if you are keen on making a poster to communicate your research to the general public, here are some tips from the British Science Association.

 
 

Weird & Wonderful 

– We found two great science-inspired art websites. We found a website dedicated to art in a petri dish, as well as an artist who creates beautiful microscopy-inspired glass sculptures.

World Cell Race 2013 is now accepting applications! Do your in vitro cells have what it takes to be a winner?

– Science-inspired arts and crafts make another appearance this month, with this pattern to knit an axolotl as well as a brain-inspired hat.

– Check out the amazing camouflage of this moth! Not so successful in Spring though!

 

 
 
 
Beautiful & Interesting images

Cell Press has a great gallery of embryogenesis images that you should definitely have a look at.

– This beautiful image is a map of the scientific collaborations across the world. You can read an explanation of how the map was generated in this blog.

– And if you are a microscopist, you might want to have a look at these Victorian mounters for microscopy slides.

 
 

Videos worth watching

– This cool animation shows metamorphosis from tadpole to frog.

– The New York Times made this short video explaining what 3D bioprinting is, including footage of a working bioprinter!

– and we found a few science raps on the internet, including this rather catchy one from Stanford University about meiosis:

 

 

 

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