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PhD student position at the British Heart Foundation Regenerative Medicine Laboratory

Posted by on January 26th, 2012

  EU Initial Training Network searches for 1 PhD Student CardioNeT – Our Initial Training Network in Cardiovascular Research offers 1 PhD student position at the British Heart Foundation Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, UK. Funded by EU’s FP7, CardioNeT comprises twelve partners from both the academic and[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 17)

Posted by on August 9th, 2011

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development: Human embryos make an early transcriptional start Human preimplantation development is a highly dynamic process that lasts about 6 days. During this time, the embryo must complete a complex program that includes activation of embryonic genome transcription and initiation of the pluripotency program. Here, Juan[…]

Live imaging of stem cell maintenance, loss, and renewal in the Drosophila testis

Posted by on July 28th, 2011

Stem cells have often been imaged live in culture, but very few stem cell systems are conducive to live imaging within their native tissues.  An essential property of adult stem cells that they are maintained at specific anatomical locations called niches.  The interactions between stem cells and their niche are crucial, but are often disrupted[…]

HHMI Biointeractive

Posted by on December 30th, 2010

Each year in early December, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute hosts a series of educational seminars, called the Holiday Lectures, in which researchers explain the very basic concepts of their work. The lectures make a great introduction to a topic, and all past lectures are available on the HHMI Biointeractive site or as DVDs for[…]

Axon guidance, synaptic plasticity and regeneration meeting report

Posted by on October 13th, 2010

Cold Spring Harbor axon guidance, synaptic plasticity and regeneration conference meeting report. Great weather, loads of interesting science and plenty of drunken dancing…what more could you want from a conference.