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the Node update - Jobs

Posted by , on 7 September 2010

New format for job postings You may have noticed some job ads for postdocs appearing on the Node. Until today, these ads appeared with the rest of the posts, but ...

In Development this week (Vol 137, Issue 19)

Posted by , on 7 September 2010

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: Nr5a receptors reset EpiSC pluripotency Rodent embryonic stem (ES) cells that are derived from blastocysts self-renew without mitogenic growth ...

Recombine to get better

Posted by , on 6 September 2010

Recently a paper in Science caught my attention since its title combines the words mitotic recombination with patients and Ichthyosis. Having worked with Drosophila during my PhD and now being ...

Arabidopsis song

Posted by , on 6 September 2010

“Why are there no pop hits about Arabidopsis?” sings Karmadillo. Even though their Arabidopsis song is not a pop hit (yet?) either, Karmadillo can at least lay claim to the ...

BioEYES: Inspiring Youth to Pursue Science

Posted by , on 3 September 2010

by Valerie Butler Most of us, I’m sure, can remember that AHA moment in school when we realized that science is pretty cool. Imagine how it might be for a ...

Evolution of cerebral cortex traced back to Precambrian era

Posted by , on 2 September 2010

In a paper published today in Cell, Detlev Arendt, Raju Tomer and colleagues reveal evidence that the cerebral cortex evolved much earlier than previously believed. Using a new technique to ...

Post-doctoral Positions at Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford

Posted by , on 2 September 2010

Grade 7 £28,983 – £35,646 We are seeking two Post-Doctoral Research Assistants for Professor Liz Robertson’s Wellcome Trust funded Research Group studying mammalian developmental biology at the Sir William Dunn ...

Phenologs and unlikely models

Posted by , on 1 September 2010

“You’re probably wondering why I’m here”, were the first words of Edward Marcotte’s talk at the SDB meeting last month. After all, he was about to speak about systems biology ...

U.S. Judge Halts Federal Funding of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Posted by , on 26 August 2010

Many human embryonic stem cell (hESC) researchers are now scrambling for funding and concerned about the future of their research, following a recent ruling in the United States by Chief ...

microRNAs and Music - an interview with Eric Olson

Posted by , on 24 August 2010

At the recent SDB meeting in Albuquerque, Eric Olson took the stage twice: on Friday morning he spoke in the organogenesis session about the role of microRNAs in muscle, and ...

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