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In Development this week (Volume 137, Issue 15)

Posted by , on 13 July 2010

Here are the research highlights from the new issue of Development… TORc1-ing about stem cell differentiation In adult tissues, the tight regulation of stem cell selfrenewal and differentiation maintains tissue ...

BSDB-BSCB Meeting Report Part III

Posted by , on 10 July 2010

Here is the final part of my meeting report on the BSDB-BSCB Spring Conference this April in Warwick. In the first part, I covered some of the talks on transcriptional ...

Protocol: Rehydrating embryos once fixed and dehydrated...

Posted by , on 9 July 2010

Does anyone know a protocol for rehydrating embryos once stored in methanol?  I’m working with Xenopus laevis embryos which have been fixed using formaldehyde.  Some lab wisdom passed down is ...

The Node Launch Party

Posted by , on 6 July 2010

Yes, we’ve been live for a few weeks, but you’re not truly and fully launched as a website these days without a proper launch party, so we had ours last ...

Digital fly embryo

Posted by , on 5 July 2010

Using light microscopy to study developmental processes in situ is a bit tricky if your samples are not transparent. In that aspect, early zebrafish development is a walk in the ...

ISSCR meeting

Posted by , on 1 July 2010

Almost four thousand people attended the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) meeting in San Francisco in June. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, about a quarter of the ...

Stem cells and developmental biology: old friends meet again...or did they ever part ways?

Posted by , on 30 June 2010

Ahhh the Node, my favourite part of the embryo: nice cup shape you can lie back in and get a whirly cilia massage…. OK, on with the post. So it ...

What do students need to know about developmental biology ?

Posted by , on 29 June 2010

This is a question that I keep asking myself. I am starting work on the third edition of my textbook “Essential Developmental Biology”. Over the years the quantity of published ...

Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting

Posted by , on 29 June 2010

Have you ever met a Nobel Laureate? 650 lucky young researchers are currently spending the week with 59 previous Nobel Prize winners from the fields of physiology or medicine, physics ...

Changes in Wellcome Trust funding

Posted by , on 28 June 2010

Biomedical researchers in the UK are seeing some changes in the way their research is funded. The Wellcome Trust, the UK’s largest charity funding agency for biomedical research, is phasing ...

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