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In Development this week (Volume 137, Issue 18)

Posted by , on 24 August 2010

Non-muscle myosin II translates cilia polarity In the brain, cilia on the multiciliated ependymal cells that line the brain ventricles circulate cerebrospinal fluid over the brain surface. To generate this ...

Postdoctoral Positions at the University of Pittsburgh in Cellular Mechanics and Biophysics of Morphogenesis

Posted by , on 20 August 2010

Postdoctoral Positions are available for highly qualified and motivated candidates to study the physical principles of morphogenesis in the Davidson Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of ...

Zebrafish embryo pics

Posted by , on 20 August 2010

Worth 1000 words? http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2010/08/a_zebrafishs_first_minutes_of.html [update 31/8: I added the first of the videos (below) – Eva] (The original paper is in Science)

Supplementary?

Posted by , on 19 August 2010

It seems that following on the tracks of Cell Press, which is reducing the maximum number of supplemental figures to one per manuscript figure, now J. Neuroscience is doing away ...

Changes in Canadian postdoc funding

Posted by , on 17 August 2010

Some Canadian postdocs are awaiting the next academic year with bated breath: will they earn less than they did during their PhD, or twice as much as their colleagues? Canada’s ...

Shared Experiences and Procrastination - An Interview with Jorge Cham

Posted by , on 13 August 2010

Many of you are probably familiar with the web comic Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD), which chronicles the lives of graduate students and perceptively points out some of the peculiarities ...

An Interview With Shin-ichi Nishikawa

Posted by , on 11 August 2010

(This interview by Kathryn Senior originally appeared in Development on August 10) Shin-Ichi Nishikawa is Group Director of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, where his stem ...

In the new issue of Development, 137 (17)...

Posted by , on 10 August 2010

The Bicoid gradient, epigenetic control of BMP signalling, haematopoietic stem cells and more…here are the highlights from the current issue of Development: The Bicoid gradient gets into shape without nuclei ...

Of White and Ancient Feathers

Posted by , on 9 August 2010

I’ve just come back from a lab retreat in a country house in Sussex, UK. The weather was good and we had our scientific sessions, ranging from discussions on Sonic ...

Development of Sensory Systems: Autumn BSDB2010

Posted by , on 7 August 2010

Before everyone disappears on their summer holidays, I wanted to let you know that there are a few places left at the British Society for Developmental Biology Autumn meeting. The theme ...

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