July 07, 2014

9:00 AM | GUEST BLOG: Hydrogeology & WASH Conference – What can hydrogeologists contribute to safe water supply and poverty reduction?
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. Here Victoria reports on the event… The main theme of […]
3:57 AM | The Embryology Course at the MBL
Right now I am attending the Embryology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). I am a graduate school student from Osaka University in Japan and I am looking for what I will do during my postdoc next year. This course supplies both lectures and experiments for various modules, including C. elegans, Drosophila, planaria, hydra […]

July 06, 2014

9:00 PM | Announcing DMM’s special issue ‘Spotlight on Zebrafish: Translational Impact’
In recent years, the zebrafish has emerged as an increasingly prominent model in biomedical research. Its optical transparency for the first few weeks, high fecundity and ex vivo fertilization have made it traditionally suitable to study developmental biology. However, over the past decade these same features have enabled the zebrafish to become a preeminent disease model and […]

July 03, 2014

11:55 AM | Goalward-bound: why biological research is like football
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has mesmerised football fans all around the world over the past weeks, but besides just the fancy footwork on display, we’ve also seen some amazing athleticism. Many of the matches have taken place under scorching, highly humid conditions! Though this might not be foremost in our minds as marvel at […]

Ciglar, L., Girardot, C., Wilczy ski, B., Braun, M. & Furlong, E. (2014). Coordinated repression and activation of two transcriptional programs stabilizes cell fate during myogenesis, Development, 141 (13) 2633-2643. DOI: 10.1242/dev.101956


July 02, 2014

1:22 PM | Starting the conversation about open data in SA
This week I attended the Open Data Now! Unconference in Cape Town. The (un)conference brought together people from every walk of life imaginable to talk about the issues and challenges of Open Data in a South African context. It was awesome, and I wanted to share my experience of it. The unconference (which is just […]
11:12 AM | Andrew Wakefield y su movimiento de culto
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 […]

July 01, 2014

7:37 PM | Kids’ me time may boost brainpower
Unstructured play may give kids more opportunity to exercise their executive function, complex cognitive function that includes resisting impulses and paying attention.
10:40 AM | This month on the Node- June 2014
  This month the Node celebrated its fourth birthday! Here are some of the other highlights:       Research: - Kevin Chalut wrote about his recent paper  at the crossroads of biology and physics, where he shows that the nucleus of ES cells exiting pluripotency have an unusual physical property. - How is the primitive […]

June 30, 2014

5:55 PM | GfGD in the Himalaya (8) – Programme Update
Since we last posted about our programme in Ladakh (India) we have participated in a three-day international conference on sustainable resource development in the region, undertaken a 400 km round trip through the heart of the Himalayan mountains to visit and teach at two remote schools, and learn a lot in the process! We will […]
2:12 PM | A key component of cell division comes to light
gtubpaGFPmerge copy   A breakthrough at IRB Barcelona fills a knowledge gap in understanding how the cell division apparatus, the mitotic spindle, is formed. The in vivo visualization and monitoring of the starting points of microtubules — filaments responsible for organising the mitotic spindle — provides novel insight into the dynamic architecture of this structure. […]
12:10 PM | Bernard Rimland: Infantile Autism (1964-2014)
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of “Infantile Autism” by Bernard Rimland (see previous blog: This was “the” groundbreaking work that went against the prevailing psychoanalytic […]

June 26, 2014

9:36 PM | StemCellTalks sends high school bloggers to the ISSCR pt. 2
StemCellTalks is a Canadian high school stem cell outreach initiative that has been running in 7 cities in Canada since 2010. The program has featured over 50 stem cell “experts” during this time, involved the participation of over 500 gradute student volunteers and reached over 5000 grade 11/12 students. This year, sponsored by Stem Cell Network and Let’s Talk Science, […]
12:16 PM | La terapia craneosacral o cómo sacar provecho de padres desesperados?
Si te gusta el contenido de esta página, por favor considere convertirse en un seguidor de mi blog. El mismo se puede hacer yendor a la primera páginadel blog  localizada […]
8:43 AM | Horizontal Balers or Vertical Balers : Customization Design to Fit All Baling Needs
If you are planning to get into the recycling business to handle all the paper waste, then an autonomous horizontal baler from Advance Hydrautech will be appropriate to handle just any shredded paper, cardboard paper for the long run. For the trimmed size paper, the horizontal baler with air cyclone has inbuilt sensors that initiate … Continue reading →

June 25, 2014

3:52 PM | PhD position on Drosophila intestinal homeostasis in Cardiff
the JQ lab is looking for candidates for one 3-year PhD studentship to work on the regulation of intestinal stem cell neutral competition during the homeostasis of the Drosophila adult intestine, at the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, Cardiff University. Please note deadline is 11 July 2014. Details, application link and poster:  
3:49 PM | Your baby can watch movies for science
Any parent with a computer can let their kid participate in child development studies through a new website called Lookit.
1:05 PM | Obituary: Julian Hart Lewis (1946-2014)
This obituary first appeared in Development.   Paul Martin and David Ish-Horowicz look back on the life and work of their long-time friend and colleague Julian Lewis, who passed away on April 30th 2014.   Julian Lewis made unique contributions to several areas of cell, developmental and theoretical biology. He combined a formidable intellect and mathematical training with experimental dexterity […]
3:07 AM | A day in the life of a Platynereis dumerilii lab
Hello! I am Maggie Pruitt, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology at Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa, USA – think middle America or fields upon fields). I work in Dr. Stephan Schneider’s evo-devo laboratory, and my work mostly focuses on studying components of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway during early […]

June 24, 2014

7:52 PM | StemCellTalks sends high school bloggers to the ISSCR!
StemCellTalks is a Canadian high school stem cell outreach initiative that has been running in 7 cities in Canada since 2010. The program has featured over 50 stem cell “experts” during this time, involved the participation of over 500 gradute student volunteers and reached over 5000 grade 11/12 students. This year, sponsored by Stem Cell Network […]
12:49 PM | On segmentation
‘Increasing knowledge leads to triumphant loss of clarity’ ‘The study of segmentation: that way leads only to madness’ Alfred Romer (1894 – 1973), Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology and Professor of Biology, Harvard University   Some problems in biology excite such interest as to become symptomatic of a field. This is true, I […]
12:26 PM | In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 13)
Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Eye’s got rhythm In zebrafish, the circadian clock, which is the internal timekeeper that coordinates multiple cellular, physiological and behavioural processes with the external rhythmic environment, begins cycling very early in development. However, the functional relevance for embryonic and larval development of these early […]
9:00 AM | GfGD in the Himalaya (7) – Conference
From today (Tuesday 24th June) until Thursday 26th June, a conference is being held in Leh on Sustainable Resource Development in the Himalaya. Delegates and participants are expected from across the Himalayan region –including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. Furthermore, international delegates will come from across the UK, USA and beyond. Topics will include […]

June 23, 2014

1:18 PM | MBL Embryology: Perspectives from a teaching assistant
This year will mark the 6th year since I have been assisting in the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) course in Embryology. Each year I am excited at the prospect of meeting students and postdocs from around the world, as well as the outstanding faculty and old friends that offer their time to continue a long […]
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