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From mysterious cysts to CSF-in-a-dish

Posted by , on 21 September 2020

Our brain is immersed in a clear, colourless, nutrient-rich fluid called the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which provides mechanical support to the brain and helps to circulate important molecules for brain ...

The people behind the papers – Charles Sheehan, John McMahon and Debby Silver

Posted by , on 27 May 2020

This interview, the 76th in our series, was published in Development earlier this year.  Interneurons are crucial to cortical function and their dysregulation has been implicated in various neurological pathologies, ...

BSDB Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship Report #24 – Natalie Dugdale

Posted by , on 18 December 2018

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage ...

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurodevelopment

Posted by , on 18 January 2018

Applications are invited from highly motivated individuals who are interested in fundamental mechanisms of neuronal migration and axon guidance. The main focus of our research is to understand the molecular ...

The people behind the papers - Qiang Shao, Stephanie Herrlinger & Jian-Fu (Jeff) Chen

Posted by , on 16 November 2017

Zika infection in humans is associated with birth defects including microcephaly. Zika has two major lineages – the Asian lineage, which has been associated with birth defects, and the African lineage, ...

PhD position in Cell Biology of Vertebrate Neurogenesis at the University of Manchester

Posted by , on 13 October 2017

Applications are invited from highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals for an MRC funded PhD position in the laboratory of Dr. Raman Das at the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at ...

The forces that shape us: Mechanics of mammalian neural tube morphogenesis

Posted by , on 7 July 2017

Introduction to the biomechanics of neurulation Those of us who go to the gym are accustomed to thinking of mechanical forces shaping our bodies. Physiological (e.g. determination of bone mass ...

Dynamic new roles for local RNA regulation in neural stem cells of the developing brain

Posted by , on 22 December 2016

Debby Silver and Louis-Jan Pilaz Comment on Pilaz, at al. Current Biology. 26(24): 3383-3392   Neurons and glia of the developing brain are produced from an elegant cell cell type called radial ...

From our sister journals- January 2016

Posted by , on 26 January 2016

Here is some developmental biology-related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.     Characterisation of Slc9a6 knockout heterozygous female mice Mutations in SLC9A6 are responsible for X-linked Christianson ...

Stem cells...now showing in 3D

Posted by , on 22 January 2015

    Growing organs in vitro is one of the ultimate dreams of any stem cell biologist. As such, it seems obvious that some of these organs will need to ...

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