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Cannabis causes birth defects in susceptible mice

Posted by , on 6 October 2021

A chemical found in cannabis, a common recreational drug, has now been shown to cause birth defects in mice. Scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA, ...

Mysterious plant part reported

Posted by , on 15 June 2021

A Press Release from Development A previously unreported anatomical structure named the ‘cantil’ has been described in the popular plant model, Arabidopsis thaliana. Scientists from The Pennsylvania State University, USA, ...

Rare metabolic disorder replicated in rice fish

Posted by , on 9 June 2021

A Press Release from Development A mutation from a human patient with a rare metabolic disorder has been replicated in the Japanese rice fish. Researchers from the Centre for Organismal ...

Sperm development linked to testicular cancer

Posted by , on 28 April 2021

A Press Release from Development Scientists led by Dr Jason Heaney from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, USA, have found that a failure in the development of sperm cells ...

Circadian clock in the mouse placenta

Posted by , on 28 April 2021

This press release was released by Development (paper link). The placenta forms the interface between the maternal and foetal circulatory systems. As well as ensuring essential nutrients, endocrine and immunological ...

Avian insights into human ciliopathies

Posted by , on 22 February 2021

Press release for a recent Development paper from Samantha Brugmann’s lab Ciliopathies are genetic disorders caused by defects in the structure and function of cilia, microtubule-based organelles present on the ...

Pregnancy complications in assisted reproduction linked to a specific process

Posted by , on 9 June 2020

A Press Release from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine – see the Development paper by Lisa Vrooman, Marisa Bartolomei and colleagues here. An experimental study from researchers in ...

Birds take flight with help from Sonic hedgehog

Posted by , on 6 May 2020

A Press Release from Development Flight feathers are amazing evolutionary innovations that allowed birds to conquer the sky. A study led by Matthew Towers (University of Sheffield, UK) and Marian ...

Scientists identify new puberty-promoting genes

Posted by , on 5 November 2019

Press release from Development. You can also read the associated Research Highlight for this article. A team of neuroscientists led by Professor Christiana Ruhrberg (UCL, UK) and Professor Anna Cariboni ...

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 ...

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