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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 ...

SDB meeting in Albuquerque

Posted by , on 5 August 2010

Today is the first day of the SDB meeting in Albuquerque. The program looks amazing, and I’m looking forward to many of the talks. The meeting is held jointly with ...

Would you like a zebrafish with your tea?

Posted by , on 4 August 2010

Model organisms never looked so delicious… The baking blog Not So Humble Pie features science cookies made by the author or by her fans. Many of the cookies are biology-themed, ...

Of whales and lice

Posted by , on 3 August 2010

Imagine an ordinary louse. You might be thinking of the small insects that infest the human scalp and cause intense itching. What you may not know: lice actually exist on ...

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