April 01, 2015

11:43 AM | This month on the Node- March 2015
Here are some of the highlights on the Node in the last month:   Discussion: - Following your feedback to our survey, this month we launched a new feature to encourage more discussion on the Node-  Question of the Month! Every month you can expect a new question on an interesting or controversial topic, and […]
11:41 AM | La Comunicación y el Autismo
La comunicación es un proceso dinámico que transcurre entre dos o más personas. Si nos hacemos entender y obtenemos lo que queremos, hemos comunicado nuestros pensamientos efectivamente. Cuando la comunicación […]
8:00 AM | Back to Basics – Geology and International Development (Part 1/4)
How can an understanding of geology support and strengthen international development?  #1 – Through the provision of clean water, dignified safe sanitation and hygiene training (WASH). The expert knowledge of hydrogeologists is essential if effective, sustainable projects are to be completed. Effective and sustainable WASH projects can improve education, health, income generation, the quality of the local environment and equality. #2 – Through using our knowledge of geohazards […]

March 31, 2015

5:20 PM | Mole’s Wow! So now you have your own lab! Part II- The teaching monster
This cartoon was first published in the Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.   To read part I- ‘The imposter’ click here.
5:19 PM | Mole’s Wow! So now you have your own lab! Part I- The imposter
This cartoon was first published in the Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.     To read part II- ‘The teaching monster’ click here.
9:28 AM | Post-doctoral position in heart morphogenesis, Paris
A post-doctoral position to study the mechanism of heart looping in the mouse is available immediately and funded for 3 years. We study how cells are coordinated at the level of the tissue and how their local behaviour generates global changes of organ shape. We address these questions in the context of heart morphogenesis, using […]

March 30, 2015

1:06 PM | Carmen B. Pingree
It is amazing what parents are able to achieve on behalf their children. The TEACCH program in North Carolina and the career of Dr. Eric Schopler came about as a […]
9:05 AM | Report on GUDMAP Outreach at ISN World Congress of Nephrology (ISN WCN)
Report on GUDMAP Outreach at ISN World Congress of Nephrology (ISN WCN) March 13-17, 2015 Cape Town, South Africa Author: Chris Armit Date: 23rd March 2015 Introduction The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) holds biennial meetings throughout the world, and this was the first ISN WCN to be held in Africa. There was attention brought […]

March 29, 2015

11:14 PM | The EMBL Master Course for Bioimage Data Analysis 2015
This is a call for the registration to the EMBL Master Course for Bioimage Data Analysis to be held from 7 June (Sun) – Saturday, 13 June (Sat) 2015. The deadline for registration is April 16, 2015. This course will focus on computational methods for analyzing images of proteins, cells and tissues, to boost the […]

March 26, 2015

7:03 PM | 7th Young Embryologist Network AGM
7th Young Embryologist Network Annual General Meeting 15th May 2015 09:15-17:30 King’s College London Registration and abstract submission are now open! The 7th Young Embryologist Network AGM aims to bring together developmental biologists from across the UK (and beyond) to discuss their work. This year is likely to be the largest YEN AGM yet! This […]
6:25 AM | Free Eye check up camp conducted for the Advance Hydrau-Tech Team on 23rd – 24th March, 2015
The employees of Advance Hydrau-Tech Pvt Ltd, Delhi, received free eye check up on 23-24 March, 2015. The camp was organized in the fond memory of Late Smt. Gyarsi Bai and Late Shri Lala Shyam Lal Gupta, grandparents of Mr. Sudhir Gupta, Director of Advance Hydrau-Tech. The first day was completed with a total of … Continue reading →

March 25, 2015

6:20 PM | Friday Harbor Comparative Embryology Course – Applications Still Open
There are still a few spots open in the Comparative Invertebrate Embryology course at the Friday Harbor Labs. As I described in a previous post, it’s a great opportunity to see the diversity of developmental processes among animal phyla. Of course this would be valuable for people interested in evo-devo, but it would also be valuable for everyone from bioengineers, […]
4:57 PM | Postdoctoral Position in Developmental and Evolutionary Genomics, UC Davis
A postdoctoral position is available at the University of California - Davis to study the molecular mechanisms, phylogenetic patterns, and functional consequences of transcriptome evolution in Drosophila. The project is based on the integration of RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, transgenic manipulation of gene expression and DNA-protein binding, and quantitative phylogenetic analysis to understand the roles of gene […]
2:24 PM | Anécdotas Históricas: Salt Lake City y el Autismo
La Reunión Internacional para la Investigación del Autismo (IMFAR) se celebrará este año en la ciudad de Salt Lake City (SLC), Utah. Aunque desconocido para muchas personas, esta ciudad ha […]
10:00 AM | HFA2: Some take home messages from Sendai…
Clare Sweeney is the latest recruit to the GfGD Blog team – focusing her columns on all things related to geohazards and disaster risk reduction. Clare is a recent graduate of Bristol University’s Masters Programme in Volcanology, through which she spent time in both Guatemala and Japan. Today Clare reflects on the recent World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction. Here are her thoughts on some key take home messages… The devastation left behind by Cyclone Pam, […]
2:21 AM | Graduate students take on The Hill
On March 18, 2015, 24 graduate student scientists from twelve graduate programs across the country descended on Capitol Hill. We represented the National Science Policy Group, a network of graduate students committed to promoting science research funding and interested in issues at the intersection of science and public policy. Last Wednesday was our Congressional Visit Day, […]

March 24, 2015

12:16 PM | Question Of The Month- developmental biology funding
In our recent survey many of you told us that you like the Node to be even more a place where the community can discuss and share ideas. We totally agree, but to make this happen we need your help and participation! To encourage more discussions we decided to launch a new feature called Question of the […]
11:19 AM | In Development this week (Vol. 142, Issue 7)
Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   ActivinA-ting spiny neuron production from hPSCs The medium-sized spiny neurons, the main projection neurons of the striatum, are generated in the lateral ganglionic eminence (LGE) and degenerate in the early stages of Huntington’s disease (HD) – for which no pharmacological treatment is yet available. […]

March 23, 2015

11:50 AM | Autism Self Diagnosis: The Seinfeld Syndrome
A few months ago, during an interview with Brian Williams of NBC’s “Nightly News”, Jerry Seinfled proclaimed that on a very drawn-out scale he fell on the autism spectrum. When […]
9:00 AM | Book Review: Natural Resources in Afghanistan – Geographic and Geologic Perspectives on Centuries of Conflict
This article was originally published online by Geoscientist, the independent fellowship magazine of the Geological Society of London. Afghanistan has been in the news for as long as I can remember, normally as a place of conflict and almost never as a place of diverse landscapes, resources and culture. In 2011, however, I was invited to join a workshop in Leicester on higher education in Afghanistan, meeting a number of geoscience academics from Kabul and beyond. Since then I’ve been […]

March 22, 2015

9:00 AM | World Water Day 2015
Today is World Water Day, with a special focus on water and sustainable development.  Water is a fundamental human need, used for drinking, washing, cooking and sanitation. Yet it is estimated that nearly 800 million people lack access to clean water. More people on the planet own mobile phones than have access to flushing toilets. In the past I’ve seen many places where people have to collect and drink water from unprotected sources. It’s devastating, […]

March 21, 2015

12:16 PM | Asperger Syndrome and Classic Autism
This is a guest-posting by one of our readers. Claudia Mazzucco has had an almost thirty year golfing career as writer, researcher, historian, editor and teacher of the history of […]

March 19, 2015

5:17 PM | Going LIVE with your Science Communication
Heather Hendrickson (Senior Lecturer in Molecular Bioscience, Massey University)   I have had my personal ups and downs with live performance. I was 4 years old when, convinced I was a dance prodigy, my enthusiastic whirling became frenetic and I flung myself directly at my grandmother, landing in a humiliated heap at her feet. Despite […]
11:35 AM | Autismo: El Derecho-a-Tratar
Se ha dicho en varias publicaciones que el autismo no afecta la expectativa de vida. No creo que este sea el caso. Según un estudio danés que siguió a 340 […]
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