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July 09, 2014

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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 […]
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10:59 AM | El agua en conformación de doble hélice: lo peor de la charlatanería
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 […]
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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

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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. http://anatomy.otago.ac.nz/phd-opportunities      
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3:26 PM | "Common disorders" are really collections of rare genetic conditions
Disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and epilepsy each affect about 1% of the population and are therefore defined as “common disorders”. But are they really? I mean, they are clearly really that common, but are they really “disorders”? Are they natural categories that reflect some shared underlying etiology or are they simply groupings based on sets of shared symptoms? Genetics is providing an answer to that question and demonstrating that so-called […]
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11:59 AM | In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 14)
Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Prime time for pluripotency Embryonic stem cell (ESC) cultures display a marked heterogeneity in the expression of Nanog, one of several core pluripotency factors required for proper development in vivo. In addition, Nanog levels have also been shown to fluctuate in individual ESCs in vitro; however, […]

July 07, 2014

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12:20 PM | Miracle Mineral Solution (Sodium Chlorite) and Autism
Please consider leaving comments in regards to the blog. Do you believe that some interventions like Miracle Mineral Water are truly outrageous? Why are people taking them? What is the […]
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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 […]
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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

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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

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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

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July 02, 2014

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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 […]
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11:12 AM | Andrew Wakefield y su movimiento de culto
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July 01, 2014

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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.
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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

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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 […]
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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. […]
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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: http://corticalchauvinism.com/2013/02/21/bernard-rimland/). This was “the” groundbreaking work that went against the prevailing psychoanalytic […]
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