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Genetically modified non-human primate fetuses as models to study the role of candidate genes for increasing size and folding of the human neocortex during development and evolution

Posted by , on 27 July 2020

By Michael Heide and Wieland B. Huttner   Introduction The neocortex is the seat of our higher cognitive abilities that distinguish us from other mammals and that make us human ...

Starvation halts brain development, but hungry cells jump-start growth when food becomes available

Posted by , on 25 October 2019

In research that holds potential for prenatal health and brain injury, Scripps Research scientists identify cellular workings that stop and restart early brain development. Press release from Scripps Research, La ...

The dorsal root of the matter: Using zebrafish to study the importance of movement on early brain growth

Posted by , on 8 May 2018

In our recent paper published in eLife, we found a novel form of movement-dependent neural feedback that drives early forebrain growth in zebrafish. In this article, I discuss the problems, ...

Funded places for early-career researchers at a human brain development & evolution workshop

Posted by , on 8 March 2018

This summer, the Company of Biologists, the not-for-profit publisher of Development, is running a Workshop on ‘Development and evolution of the human neocortex‘, organised by Victor Borrell, Wieland Huttner and Arnold ...

New Intern on the Node

Posted by , on 18 September 2017

Hello readers of the Node! My name is Sarah and I’m delighted to meet the Node readership as the new intern on the Node, hopefully I will be communicating and ...

The people behind the papers: Philippe Foerster & Nathalie Spassky

Posted by , on 8 February 2017

Radial glial cells are multipotent progenitors in the developing vertebrate brain. At their apical interface with the ventricular cavity around which the brain forms, they bear a primary cilium, a signalling ...

Postdoctoral position in developmental neurobiology

Posted by , on 7 July 2016

A postdoctoral position is available in the Page laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida to investigate mechanisms of neurogenesis & gliogenesis, axon/dendrite growth ...

Adventures in Studying Brain Sex Differences

Posted by , on 8 May 2015

by Peg McCarthy and Bridget Nugent The biological phenomenon of hormonally induced sexual differentiation of the brain has been an empirical topic of study for over 50 years1 but much ...

ELLS Webinar: Neuronal cell death goes live – microglia as the guardians of the developing brain

Posted by , on 20 November 2013

Ever wondered how cells communicate with each other during brain development? What happens to cells which the body doesn’t need any longer? And how do scientists study the events that ...

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