News tagged with developmental biology

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Silencing chromosome 21

Cell biologist Jeanne Lawrence's revolutionary recent discovery of a gene that effectively turns off the chromosome responsible for Down syndrome set the scientific world abuzz. On Monday night at Northeastern, ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Seeing the brain at greater depth

Brain tissue is opaque, so classical microscopy methods require slicing the brain into ultra-thin slivers to allow light to shine through. Techniques have been developed to enhance brain tissue transparency, ...

Aug 09, 2013
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Study shows microRNAs can trigger lymphomas

A small group of immune-regulating molecules, when overproduced even moderately, can trigger the blood cancers known as lymphomas, according to a new study led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

Aug 08, 2013
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Diets of pregnant women contain harmful, hidden toxins

(Medical Xpress)—Pregnant women regularly consume food and beverages containing toxins believed to pose potential risks to developing fetuses, according to researchers at the University of California in ...

Aug 07, 2013
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When cells are consumed by wanderlust

(Medical Xpress)—In experiments on zebrafish, Freiburg researchers have demonstrated that the same proteins that lead to the formation of metastases in humans also cause the cells to migrate during embryonic ...

Jul 22, 2013
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Developmental biology

Developmental biology is the study of the process by which organisms grow and develop. Modern developmental biology studies the genetic control of cell growth, differentiation and "morphogenesis," which is the process that gives rise to tissues, organs and anatomy. Developmental biology is that branch of life science, which deals with the study of the process by which organisms grow and develop.

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