July 23, 2014

3:55 PM | Babies’ brains practice words long before they can speak
When listening to speech, babies’ brains are active in motor areas required for moving the mouth and tongue in ways that produce words.
11:54 AM | La Solucion Mineral Milagrosa: un Riesgo a su Salud
Si le gusta el contenido de esta página, por favor considere convertirse en un seguidor de mi blog. Esto se puede hacer yendo a la primera página del blog localizada […]
10:34 AM | Raising the Shields!
  Turtles are strange organisms, and their development is wonderfully idiosyncratic. What other vertebrate alters its bone development to make an ossified mobile home? The turtle has perplexed biologists for many reasons. Where did turtles come from and to whom are they related? How did this different body plan arise developmentally and evolutionarily? The pieces […]

July 22, 2014

5:01 PM | Training and Development Questionnaire
Could you give us 5 minutes of your time this week? We’d really appreciate your help in completing this short questionnaire, helping us to understand requirements for future GfGD training and development programmes (workshops, summer schools, conferences). You can access the questionnaire by clicking the image below.
12:01 PM | Exciting findings in schizophrenia genetics – but what do they mean?
A paper published today represents a true landmark in psychiatric genetics. It reports results of a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of schizophrenia, involving 36,989 cases and 113,075 controls. Assembling this sample required collaboration on a massive scale, with over 300 authors involved. This huge sample gives unprecedented statistical power to detect genetic variants that predispose to disease, even if their individual effects on risk are tiny. The study reports 108 […]
12:00 PM | In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 15)
Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   talpid2: a mystery finally solved The chicken talpid2 and talpid3 mutants display a range of developmental phenotypes including craniofacial and limb defects. Although links to the sonic hedgehog (SHH) pathway had been proposed, the molecular nature of these mutations remained unclear for many years. […]
9:37 AM | post-doctoral research fellow in avian stem cells
A postdoctoral position is available in the Division of Developmental Biology at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. We are recruiting a post-doctoral research fellow for a joint academic/industrial project to develop avian stem cells for genome biobanking. For more information visit:

July 21, 2014

11:58 AM | The importance of postmortem research in autism
A couple of weeks ago I read the blog of one of my favorite writers Matt Carey of Left Brain Right Brain fame. This particular blog related Matt’s experience while […]

July 18, 2014

2:07 PM | Two recent workshops organised by The Company of Biologists
As you probably know, The Company of Biologists (the not-for-profit publisher behind the Node and Development) funds a variety of meetings and conferences every year, and since 2010 that it also organises its own series of workshops. The workshops are generally interdisciplinary in nature, aiming to bring together researchers who do not necessarily meet otherwise. The […]
8:46 AM | GfGD Social Event
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July 17, 2014

7:31 PM | Your non-model organism is going extinct
“There is no such thing as a non-model organism” R. Behringer This bold statement was announced less than a week into our Embryology course and has left a lasting impression on lecturers and students alike. At first it seemed like a sympathetic statement to the extensive and diverse systems us students were arriving from… “yeah, […]

July 16, 2014

4:06 PM | Microscopes4Schools: hands-on microscopy for children
The moment I really got fascinated by biology was when, aged 16, I saw a water flea’s heart beating in a school lesson. Up until that point I liked the subject but had never been really excited. Labelling the parts of a flower or an eye was fine, but not thrilling! I was discussing my […]
12:07 PM | Beneficios de una dieta rica en fibra para las personas autistas
Mientras asistía a un congreso de autismo en Burgos, España uno de los padres de familia se acercó a mí para hacerme una pregunta con respecto a los síntomas de […]
10:43 AM | The Node in Vienna (and at the European Evo-Devo meeting)
The Node’s next stop is the capital of Austria- Vienna! Our visit will be in two parts: Cat, the Node community manager, will be giving a talk at the Vienna Biocenter Campus entitled ‘Joining the online conversation: how to use social media to communicate your science’. This will be an informal talk and Q&A which will […]

July 14, 2014

2:00 PM | Giving kids a spoonful of medicine: not what the doctor ordered
It’s frustratingly easy to give your kid the wrong dose of medicine.
11:00 AM | Brain donations and research in autism: the good, the bad and the ugly
For the past few months I have had a hectic travel schedule that has made me spend a significant amount of time at the airport or in an airplane. Occasionally […]
9:03 AM | Jobs and Conferences
A few jobs, internships and events that have caught our interest… **International Conference: Analysis and Management of Changing Risks for Natural Hazards 18-19 November 2014, Padua, Italy The conference provides an opportunity to discuss multi-hazard risks and multi-disciplinary research results on the effects of changing of hydro-meteorological risks and their effects on planning strategies. The […]

July 13, 2014

2:37 PM | Brazil: origins, evolution and future of developmental biology in the country of the 2014 World Cup
By Henrique Marques-Souza and Rodrigo Nunes da Fonseca   Widely known as the country of soccer, samba and beautiful beaches, one might wonder if it is possible to perform high quality research in Developmental Biology in Brazil with so many distractions. What are the pros and cons of doing research in this area in Brazil?  […]

July 12, 2014

11:00 AM | EMBO celebrates 50 years
  The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) is an organization that ‘promotes excellence in the life sciences’ in Europe and beyond. With more than 1500 members (leaders in their respective fields), it is a driving force in European science. Since its inception in 1964, EMBO has played an active role in promoting research in the life sciences, organising meetings […]

July 11, 2014

11:00 AM | GfGD Conference 2014 – Registration Open
We’re delighted to announce that registration is now open for the second GfGD Annual Conference. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis – and based on the popularity of last year’s event we expect it to again be a sell-out. Tickets are £5 for students/unwaged (no fees) and £12 for those in employment (with […]
10:58 AM | La Intoxicacion con Mercurio no tiene que ver con el Autismo
Originally posted on Cortical Chauvinism:Creo que padres, como Bernie Rimland, han contribuido grandemente a nuestro entendimiento del autismo. De hecho, he aprendido más acerca de los aspectos clínicos del…
9:00 AM | Friday Photo (126) – Nyoma Residential School (Ladakh)
GfGD, IERT (University of Jammu), and Teachers/Students from Nyoma Residential School A post-teaching photograph in the heart of the Indian Himalayas, with the Indus River in the background. Students had recently undertaken a one-day course on glaciers and climate change, landslides and earthquakes. Read more about the project in a collection of posts with this […]
5:13 AM | Postdoc and PhD positions available to study metabolism and growth control during animal development
The Grewal lab at the University of Calgary, Canada is looking to recruit new postdocs and grad students. Our lab investigates how growth is controlled during animal development. We use a combination of molecular and genetic approaches to investigate the cell-cell signalling pathways and the genetic mechanisms that govern the control of cell, tissue and […]

July 10, 2014

2:20 PM | Public Engagement Officer
Department/Location: Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge Salary: £28,132-£36,661 Reference: PS03788 Closing date: 10 August 2014 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2017 in the first instance. The Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre of excellence in stem cell biology and regenerative […]
12:30 PM | Babies are kinder after you dance with them
Babies who grooved in sync with an adult were more likely to be little helpers later.
9:00 AM | GfGD Conference 2014 – Present a Poster
At the GfGD Conference 2013, we had a number of excellent posters from both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as some from recent graduates working on various aspects of relating to development. This year we will again be giving students and recent graduates the opportunity to present relevant work and contribute your ideas on the […]

July 09, 2014

11:39 AM | Woods Hole images 2014 round 2- vote for a Development cover
Time for the second round of images from last year’s Woods Hole embryology course! Below you will find 4 fantastic images taken by students of the 2013 course. Choose the one you would like to see in the cover of Development by voting on the pole at the end of the post (you can see bigger versions […]
10:59 AM | El agua en conformación de doble hélice: lo peor de la charlatanería
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8:00 AM | GUEST BLOG: Further report from Hydrogeology and WASH 2014
Last month GfGD provided two small bursaries to allow Victoria Gill (Aberdeen University) and Mike Rose (Camborne School of Mines) to attend a conference on Hydrogeology and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) at the Geological Society of London. The conference was organised by Hydrogeologists without Borders. On Monday Victoria reported on her experiences, and today Mike gives […]

July 08, 2014

10:54 PM | PhD opportunities @Otago, New Zealand.
Applications are invited for PhD projects in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Otago, New Zealand, including  developmental biology based projects and neuroscience. Competitive PhD scholarship funding is available. See the following link for project description and application process. Applications due by the 18th of July.      
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