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250-million-year-old evolutionary remnants seen in muscles of human embryos

Posted by , on 1 October 2019

Press release from Development. A team of evolutionary biologists, led by Dr. Rui Diogo at Howard University, USA, and writing in the journal Development, have demonstrated that numerous atavistic limb muscles ...

The birth of vision

Posted by , on 9 September 2019

By decoding the genetic mechanisms that control the neurons of the visual system, researchers at UNIGE are unveiling the first steps in the construction of vision, paving the way for ...

Turning back the clock of neural progenitor cells: a simple recipe to generate de novo retinal ganglion cells

Posted by , on 12 August 2019

Press release for a new Development paper on reprogramming in the retina. Scientists at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute of Molecular ...

Regenerating human retinal ganglion cells in the dish to inform glaucoma treatment

Posted by , on 4 July 2019

You can also read the Research Highlight for this press released article. The capacity of the human central nervous system to regenerate after injury or illness is limited, and the ...

Drinking alcohol even at conception damages placenta development

Posted by , on 10 June 2019

Press release from Development. You can also read the Research Highlight for this article. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy has been linked to poor growth of the placenta, causing conditions such ...

How the snail’s shell got its coil

Posted by , on 14 May 2019

Researchers from the Tokyo University of Science, Japan, have used CRISPR gene editing technology to make snails with shells that coil the ‘wrong’ way, providing insights into the fundamental basis ...

New research uncovers how hot fish change sex

Posted by , on 23 April 2019

Press release from Development. You can also read the Research Highlight for this article. Researchers have identified the hormone that causes sex reversal of medaka fish growing in high temperatures. ...

Surprise findings turn up the temperature on the study of vernalization

Posted by , on 15 February 2019

Press Release from the John Innes Centre (link) New evidence has emerged about the agriculturally important process of vernalization in a development that could help farmers deal with financially damaging ...

Uncovering the early origins of Huntington’s disease

Posted by , on 29 January 2018

With new findings, scientists may be poised to break a long impasse in research on Huntington’s disease, a fatal hereditary disorder for which there is currently no treatment.     ...

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