Rediscover 14 years of content on the Node
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by Joyce Yu
1d ago
Introducing the Node’s new search and filter function. Just over a year ago, I was applying to become the Node’s Community Manager. One of the pre-interview tasks was to come up with ideas for the Node, so I wanted to look back at what’d been done already. While I enjoyed discovering random posts from the early days of the Node, I quickly realised that the search function was rather limited: I could only filter by date or category, and it wasn’t possible to filter by date and category.   Now, I’m delighted to introduce our brand new ‘Advanced search’ function, where you can search and fil ..read more
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Developing preprints in developmental biology
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by jonny coates
4d ago
Authors: Sandra Franco-Iborra (ASAPbio Community Lead), Pablo Ranea-Robles (Postdoctoral Fellow, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research at the University of Copenhagen), Lonni Besancon (Assistant Professor, Linköping University) & Jonathon Alexis Coates (Assoicate Director, ASAPbio; jonny.coates@asapbio.org) Scientific publishing is experiencing a reckoning; scientists are resigning across a wide range of editorial boards, the dominance of traditional publishers has been successfully challenged, open access has revolutionized publishers’ business models, there’s a lac ..read more
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A workshop to enhance thinking about and communicating research – a planktonic perspective.
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by Elizabeth Williams
4d ago
Elizabeth A. Williams and Gemma Anderson-Tempini, University of Exeter. As biologists we work regularly with images to collect, interpret and communicate our data, findings and ideas. These days, however, images are almost entirely digital, and it is becoming increasingly uncommon to incorporate manually drawn pictures or 3D hand-crafted models into research, either during experimental observations or to communicate findings. Accurate scientific illustration is an important skill to record anatomical detail during an organism’s life, and realistic drawing was the main working method for early ..read more
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News from FocalPlane
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by Helen Zenner
1w ago
FocalPlane features… open microscopy and accessible workflow Open microscopy projects are flourishing with researchers contributing new technology and accessible workflows with the hope of democratising access to microscopy. In our upcoming webinar on Thursday 16 May at 15:00 BST, we’ll be hearing from Richard Bowman, Jan Huisken and Dumisile Lumkwana about three very different projects, OpenFlexure, Flamingo and VP-CLEM-KIT. Richard will speak about OpenFlexure Microscopes, which are open-source optical microscopes that are built using 3D printed components and off the shelf ..read more
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And how would you rate your current pain and fatigue? It’s a Tuesday.
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by Sharna Lunn
1w ago
When I was 25 and having a particularly bad day, crying to my mum about how exhausted and in pain I was during my studies, she recalled a passing comment made about my 10-year-old self by a homeopath who was treating my brother. The homeopath looked at me inquisitively, and then asked me if I could walk up and down the corridor at a comfortable pace. His response: “She’s just running on nothing, absolutely no energy reserve”. This man identified an issue 10 years prior to any diagnosis, and a further 10 years to being properly assessed. And I am still an incredibly slow walker. I have spent ..read more
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Join the SUMMER SCHOOL IN TRANSCRIPTOMICS in DEVELOPMENT and CANCER – Sweden, June 25-28, 2024
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by Claudio Cantù
1w ago
The School is designed for Master’s students, PhD students and Postdocs who work in the field studying the Transcriptional Control of the Genome during Embryonic Development, Cell Differentiation, and Disease, or for those who would like to approach it. Look at our PROGRAM and REGISTER! One of the primary focuses will be to discuss how to combine “wet” and “dry” technologies to address computationally demanding, important biological questions. A key feature of this course will be the low ratio between participants and teachers/speakers. This will allow each participant to come in close contact ..read more
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SciArt profile: Philipp Dexheimer
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by the Node
1w ago
In this SciArt profile, we meet Philipp Dexheimer, who combines his research background and love for art to effectively communicate complex ideas in science to a broad audience. As an artist at heart and a scientist in mind, Philipp’s creations are inspired by the concepts and molecular aesthetics of nature. He works with diverse techniques and media, from Molecular Graffiti to scientific illustrations and videography. C. elegans Graffiti in Vienna C. elegans Graffiti in Vienna C. elegans Graffiti in Vienna Can you tell us about your background and what you work on now? As a scientist, I ..read more
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Joint International GfE/DSDB Meeting – Meeting report
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by Uwe Töpfer
2w ago
What better place to hold a conference than a castle? Well, the 25th Conference of the German Society for Developmental Biology (GfE) was held in the historic castle of Osnabrück (see picture below) together with the Dutch Society for Developmental Biology (DSDB) and provided an excellent location to celebrate research. The four-day event brought together researchers from Germany, the Netherlands and around the world to share the latest findings and foster collaboration in the field of developmental biology, including areas such as stem cell biology, pattern formation, regeneration and disease ..read more
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April in preprints
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by the Node
2w ago
We’ve trawled through bioRxiv and arXiv for developmental and stem cell biology (and related) preprints uploaded in April. Use these links below to get to the section you want: Developmental biology Patterning & signalling Morphogenesis & mechanics Genes & genomes Stem cells, regeneration & disease modelling Plant development Evo-devo Cell Biology Modelling Tools & Resources Research practice and education Developmental biology | Patterning & signalling Contributions of the Dachsous intracellular domain to Dachsous-Fat signaling Bipin Kumar Tripathi, Kenneth D. Irvin ..read more
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Lab meeting with the Welshhans Lab
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by the Node
2w ago
Where is the lab? The Welshhans lab is located at the University of South Carolina, which is in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. Research summary The Welshhans Lab works on neural development. In particular, we are interested in the process by which neural connectivity is formed. This process is mediated by a highly dynamic sensory and motor structure located at the ends of developing axons, called the growth cone. Much of our work focuses on local translation, which is the process by which a subset of mRNAs is localized to and locally translated within growth cones to regulate axon g ..read more
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