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October 01, 2014

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1:24 PM | This month on the Node- September 2014
Here are some of the highlights for September:   Research: - Sylvain discussed his recent Development paper on the tristable regulatory network behind cell fate decisions in the early embryo. - Aryeh wrote about his research on spontaneous patterning of human ES cells, recently published in Nature Methods (he is also hiring a postdoc!). - and Christelle highlighted a recent […]
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12:27 PM | Cómo seguir la creciente tasa de prevalencia del autismo?
Desde el 1988 la Organización Mundial de la Salud en colaboración con el Centro para la Investigación sobre la Epidemiología de Desastres ha mantenido una base de datos (EM-DAT) sobre […]
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2:07 AM | The Future of Research Symposium:The Funding of Research
This is the last of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic that is the focus of a workshop at the Symposium. Even if you can’t attend, please tweet @FORsymp with suggestions, or follow us to respond […]

September 30, 2014

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8:57 PM | “Smells Like Development” – The 73rd Society for Developmental Biology Meeting
Hosted in beautiful Seattle, the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) held its 73rd Annual Meeting on the University of Washington campus in (mostly) sunny July. Here researchers from around the world working on different developmental processes and models come together to share their results and learn about advances in the field. SDB is quite generous […]
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12:47 AM | USA Tenure Track Faculty Position, University of Chicago, Department of Neurobiology
The University of Chicago’s Department of Neurobiology seeks to recruit tenure-track faculty. Appointments can be made at any rank from Assistant Professor to Professor, and in any area of neurobiology. Candidates must have a doctoral degree and at least two years of postdoctoral training. Researchers in molecular/cellular neurobiology or neural development/plasticity are particularly encouraged to apply. […]

September 29, 2014

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11:54 AM | The National Database for Autism Research (NDAR): Playing Favorites in Autism Research
According to their web site (http://ndar.nih.gov/): “The National Database for Autism Research (NDAR) is an NIH-funded research data repository that aims to accelerate progress in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) research […]

September 28, 2014

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11:37 PM | The Future of Research Symposium:Metrics: The Folly of Hoping for X whilst Rewarding Y
This is the third of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic that is the focus of a workshop at the Symposium. Even if you can’t attend, please tweet @FORsymp with suggestions, or follow us to respond […]

September 26, 2014

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9:30 AM | Friday Photo (129) – Annual Conference
  GfGD Annual Conference 2014 A selection of photographs taken from the GfGD Annual Conference, hosted and supported by the Geological Society of London. The event focused on the skills required to make a long-term, effective contribution to international development. (Credit: Geology for Global Development, 2014)
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7:56 AM | Post-doc position in Plant Developmental Cell Biology
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September 25, 2014

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8:07 PM | The Future of Research Symposium:The Structure of the Workforce
This is the second of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic that is the focus of a workshop at the Symposium. Even if you can’t attend, please tweet @FORsymp with suggestions, or follow us to respond […]
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2:21 PM | Faculty Position in Developmental Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
We invite applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Developmental Biology. We welcome colleagues whose research activities will complement our existing focus areas in neurosensory systems, neurodegeneration, cancer and other diseases, epigenetics or pathogenesis. Potential model systems of interest are mouse, zebrafish, fruit fly or stem cells to study development and disease. The successful applicant […]

September 24, 2014

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9:08 PM | The debate over spanking is short on science, high on emotion
Spanking to discipline a child sparks heated debate that reflects deep divides in our society. Studies generally show negative effects of spanking, but there are many caveats.
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4:59 PM | Postdoctoral postions in Systems Stem Cell Biology
Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Systems Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (PI Aryeh Warmflash) at Rice University (Lab website) . We use human embryonic stem cells as a model for studying cellular communication, self-organization, and spatial patterning during embryonic development. The lab utilizes a combination of quantitative experimental techniques and mathematical modeling to address fundamental […]
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4:48 PM | Towards a synthetic embryo
Waddington, whose writings on the epigenetic landscape continue to influence developmental biology to this day, called the developing embryo “the most intriguing object that nature has to offer”(Waddington, 1966). The mechanisms of pattern formation and morphogenesis have fascinated biologists for centuries. One question that is difficult to answer is what are the minimal requirements for […]
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12:11 PM | La llamada inflamación del autismo
Este año he podido asistir a un gran número de congresos en diversas partes del mundo. Una cosa que me ha llamado la atención es la forma en que algunos […]

September 23, 2014

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5:15 PM | The Future of Research Symposium:How Scientists are Trained
This is the first of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic that is the focus of a workshop at the Symposium. Even if you can’t attend, please tweet @FORsymp with suggestions, or follow us to respond […]
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3:01 PM | When real life becomes equations: Control of Epiblast and Primitive Endoderm specification during mouse preimplantation development.
During mouse preimplantation development, the zygote divides and forms three distinct lineages: one embryonic called the Epiblast (Epi) and two extraembryonic called trophectoderm (TE) and Primitive Endoderm (PrE). The first cell fate decision occurs at the morula stage (from 16-cell to 32-cell) between TE and the Inner Cell Mass (ICM) and the second cell fate […]
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2:17 PM | In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 19)
Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Modelling fate decisions in the early mouse embryo In the early embryo, the first fate decision separates the trophectoderm from the inner cell mass (ICM). Subsequently, the ICM segregates into epiblast (Epi) and primitive endoderm (PrE), but how do cells decide which of these […]
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10:06 AM | Guest Blog: Reflections on the Students’ Education Program, Ladakh, June 2014
Celia Willoughby is an undergraduate geography student at University College London. In June 2014 she joined the GfGD team in Ladakh (India) to support the ‘Sustainable Resource Development in the Himalayas’ work – focusing on the hazards education course. Here she shares her reflections on the experience… Ladakh is a beautiful and remote region in […]

September 22, 2014

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3:21 PM | I left my frog in San Francisco:The 15th International Xenopus ConferenceAsilomar CA, 2014
Every two years, the international Xenopus community gathers to meet. Two years ago I wrote about the meeting in Toulon, France and this time we crossed the pond to Asilomar, CA, just south of San Francisco. Cat Vicente recently wrote about Asilomar in the context of conference venues whilst attending the Genetics Society of America […]
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2:58 PM | International Research Conference on Science, Health and Medicine 2014 (IRCSHM 2014)
[Apologies for cross-postings!] Call for Papers – IRCSHM 2014 October 15-16, Dubai, UAE Dear Colleague, The unique idea behind International Research Conference on Science, Health and Medicine 2014 (IRCSHM 2014) is to provide an opportunity for leading academicians, scientists, researchers, doctors, medical practitioners, paramedical specialists and industry professionals from around the world to network and […]
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12:05 PM | Autism and related disorders: from bench to bedside (Part 2)
This is the second blog (see first part at http://bit.ly/1uDnJ7H) of a recent international meeting celebrated in La Ciotat, France. I have taken the liberty of summarizing some of the […]

September 19, 2014

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3:45 PM | Not all the ‘baby friendly’ rules are rooted in science
The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative has a noble goal of encouraging breastfeeding, but some of its recommendations may be based on shaky science.

September 18, 2014

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2:07 PM | The Node at the EMBO conference on interdisciplinary plant development
The Node is on the road again, but this time not very far! We are going to attend the EMBO conference on interdisciplinary plant development, which starts this Sunday (21st September) at the Sainsbury Laboratory here in Cambridge (UK). We are planning on tweeting with the hashtag  #EMBOplantdev, and will try to include some photos of […]

September 17, 2014

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4:49 PM | Mid-career/Senior Group Leader Position in Stem Cell Biology, Institut Pasteur
The Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) announces an international call for an outstanding mid-career/senior candidate wishing to establish a new research group in the field of “Stem Cells and Development”. The recruitment is part of the Revive Laboratory of Excellence(LabEx - http://www.pasteur.fr/revive) programme on “Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology and Medicine”. Candidates will be integrated into […]
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11:15 AM | Temple Grandin en la Sociedad de Autismo de America 2014
Recientemente tuve la oportunidad de ponerme al día con Temple Grandin en la Sociedad de Autismo de América 2014 celebrada en Indianápolis. Habíamos planeado el reunirnos en la susodicha conferencia […]

September 15, 2014

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9:36 AM | Autism and related disorders: from bench to bedside (Part 1)
I just returned from an extended stay in France where I attended an autism conference in La Ciotat. The organizer of the meeting was Yehezkel Ben-Ari, the Founder and Honorary […]
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9:00 AM | Conference Highlights (Part 2)
Over on our Facebook page, we’ve recently been publishing a series of images showing some of the likely highlights of our annual conference next week (Friday 19th September, tickets still available). Here are the second batch… we showed some others last week!    

September 12, 2014

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2:00 PM | Conference Registration
  One week to go… Register Here
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9:00 AM | GfGD Conference – Skills for Sustainability
A core part of our upcoming conference programme is a session on ‘Skills for Sustainability.’ At our conference in 2013 we introduced a range of ways by which geologists can support the fight against global poverty, including hydrogeology, engineering geology, natural resource management, hazards and disaster reduction (and much more). This technical understanding of geology can have a […]
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