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Echinoderm development on film

Posted by , on 6 December 2010

“I also here salute the echinoderms as a noble group especially designed to puzzle the zoologist.” Libbie Hyman, 1955 Echinoderms are fascinating creatures. They have extensive regenerative capabilities, a mutable ...

Keeping up with the Node

Posted by , on 6 December 2010

Like more than 500 million people in the world, the Node is now on Facebook . Our foray into Facebook was slightly overshadowed by the British royal family doing exactly ...

Developmental biology art from Japan

Posted by , on 1 December 2010

The RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology has released the images for a series of postcards under a creative commons license. The images picture a wide range of both common and ...

Travelling Fellowships

Posted by , on 29 November 2010

Over the past months, we’ve seen a few posts on the Node from people who spent a few months working in labs abroad. All of them were funded by a ...

International experience

Posted by , on 26 November 2010

Hello, I am Terry Jackson, a 6th year PhD student in Genetics and Genomics at Duke University which is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. I am working on my ...

An interview with Patrick Tam

Posted by , on 25 November 2010

(This interview by Kathryn Senior originally appeared in Development on November 23, 2010) Patrick Tam’s research is focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of body patterning during mouse development. ...

In Development this week (Vol. 137, Issue 24)

Posted by , on 23 November 2010

Pak1-ing a punch in lumen formation The generation and maintenance of correct lumen size and shape is essential for the function of tubular organs. Now, Monn Monn Myat and co-workers ...

V International Meeting of the LASDB

Posted by , on 20 November 2010

Being at the end of the planet Earth and organizing an international meeting is not easy. Even harder is to prepare and hold a course intended for an international audience. ...

A win for Developmental Biology in Japan

Posted by , on 19 November 2010

Science is held pretty highly in Japan. The country has produced 15 Nobel Prize winners in the science disciplines, including two in the field of chemistry this year. But perhaps ...

3rd Latin America Course in ES cells and Development

Posted by , on 19 November 2010

The 3rd Latin America Course on ES cells and Development will be in Cuernavaca, Mexico. It provides extensive hands-on experience and an incredible line-up of speakers. The course can take ...

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