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From our sister journals- June 2015

Posted by on June 22nd, 2015

Here is some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.       Elucidating pulmonary hypoplasia in ciliopathies Ciliopathies are developmental disorders caused by mutations in components of the primary cilium (a microtubule-based mechanosensor organelle present in many mammalian cells), and are usually characterised by multi-organ abnormalities. Congenital lung[…]

An illustrated anatomical ontology of the developing mouse lower urogenital tract

Posted by on May 25th, 2015

Georgas et al. have presented a comprehensive update to the anatomical ontology of the murine urogenital system. These updates pertain to the lower urinary tract, genital tubercle and associated reproductive structures, covering stage E10.5 through to adult. The updates have been based on recently published insights into the cellular and gross anatomy of these structures,[…]

A planarian’s journey from Sardinia to the Midwest

Posted by on February 22nd, 2012

In 1999, twenty-nine planarians, courtesy of Dr. Maria Pala made the journey across the Atlantic from the beautiful mediterranean island of Sardinia, to Baltimore, Maryland, into the hands of my advisor, Phil Newmark, who was then a post-doctoral fellow in Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado’s laboratory at the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Realizing the potential of the[…]