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In Development this week (Vol. 137, Issue 21)

Posted by , on 12 October 2010

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: Oct1: essential for trophoblast development Most POU family transcription factors are temporally and spatially restricted during development and play ...

FASEB Excellence in Science Award for Gail Martin

Posted by , on 7 October 2010

The FASEB Excellence in Science Award is awarded annually to a woman whose research has made an exceptional contribution to the field of biological sciences. In 2011, this award will ...

American plant research gets a boost

Posted by , on 7 October 2010

In the US, basic plant research is relatively underfunded compared to other fields, with most of the available money going directly towards the development of practical agricultural applications. Last year, ...

Stunning cysts

Posted by , on 6 October 2010

Hello to all of you Node readers!  My name is Erin Campbell and I’m the blogger behind HighMag Blog, a blog that features cell biology images a few times a ...

Nobel Prize for Robert Edwards

Posted by , on 4 October 2010

Robert Edwards has just been announced as winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his work on in vitro fertilization (IVF) We speculated about the winners ...

Who will regulate UK embryo research?

Posted by , on 1 October 2010

In an attempt to tighten the country’s budget, the UK government wants to cut a large number of arms-length non-governmental organisations. These “quangos” (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organizations) include regulatory bodies, advisory ...

An interview with Irving Weissman at the 2010 ISSCR meeting

Posted by , on 30 September 2010

(This interview originally appeared in Development on September 28, 2010) The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) held their annual conference in San Francisco this June. At the time, ...

In Development this week (Vol 137, Issue 20)

Posted by , on 28 September 2010

A fateful look at early mouse lineage specification The first cell lineages specified in the mouse embryo are the trophectoderm (TE), which generates the embryonic portion of the placenta, and ...

Pleiades Promoter Project

Posted by , on 27 September 2010

A recent paper in PNAS describes the development of MiniPromoters: human DNA promoters of less than 4 kb, designed to drive gene expression in specific areas of the brain. The ...

Nobel Predictions

Posted by , on 23 September 2010

Thomson Reuters has predicted who they think will walk away with the Nobel Prizes in medicine, chemistry, physics, and economics. Their predictions for the prize for Physiology or Medicine include ...

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