Developmental Biology (94 News)

Mechanisms explaining positional diversity of the hindlimb in tetrapod evolution

Aug 21, 2017 10:30 am
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In the evolution of tetrapods, the position of the hindlimb has diversified along with the vertebral formula, which is the number of small bones formi...

How Were We Wrong in Understanding Sex Determination in Embryos?

Aug 19, 2017 1:00 pm
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A protein called COUP-TFII determines whether a mouse embryo develops a male reproductive tract, according to researchers at the National Institutes o...

What to Choose; Sleep or Sex? Scientists Track How Flies Make Their Mind!

Aug 17, 2017 4:00 pm
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Choosing between sex or sleep presents a behavioral quandary for many species, including the fruit fly. A multi-institution team has found that, in Dr...

A Common Antimicrobial Agent Has Irreversible Effect on Embryos!

Aug 15, 2017 5:00 pm
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have discovered that exposure to environmental levels of triclocarban (TCC), an antibacterial chemic...

Dramatic Effects of High-Fat Diet During pregnancy On Embryo Development!

Aug 14, 2017 6:00 pm
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A high-fat diet not only creates health problems for expectant mothers, but new research in an animal model suggests it alters the development of the ...

High-Resolution 3D Imaging of Live Embryos

Aug 14, 2017 5:00 pm
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University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to produce 3-D images of live embryos in cattle that could help determine embryo viability bef...

Ancient genomes show how maize adapted to life at high altitudes

Aug 7, 2017 10:30 am
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Genome sequences from nearly 2,000-year-old cobs of maize (corn) found in a Utah cave paint a portrait of the crop at the dawn of its adaptation to th...

Are Humans Closer than Ever to Have Designer Babies?

Aug 6, 2017 9:00 am
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An international team of researchers has used CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing — a technique that allows scientists to make precise changes to gen...

How Cell Cyle Gain Extra Time At Certain Stage of Embryo Development?

Aug 2, 2017 11:00 am
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Researchers at the Francis Crick and Gurdon Institutes have pinpointed the mechanism that activates a key point in embryonic development. This could h...

What Makes The Blood Brain Barrier Special?

Jul 31, 2017 11:00 am
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The blood-brain barrier is a crucial protection mechanism: It is a highly selective physical barrier that prevents pathogens and toxins in the circula...

How Embryo Development Can Be Complicated Yet Simple!

Jul 24, 2017 4:00 pm
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Mammalian development is a wonder of nature; it seems like an almost spontaneous process in which a high degree of organization is on display, driven ...

In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient human

Jul 24, 2017 2:00 pm
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In saliva, scientists have found hints that a "ghost" species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people...

How The Uterus Mirrors the Mother's World to The Fetus

Jul 13, 2017 9:00 am
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A developing fetus bathes in a mixture of cellular secretions and proteins unique to its mother's uterus. Before fertilization, the pH of uterine ...

How Alcohol Exposure During Pregnancy Makes Babies More Susceptible to Alcoholism?

Jul 11, 2017 1:00 pm
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One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for drug addiction later in life. Neuroscie...

Another Reasons Why Moms Should Avoid High Fat Food While Being Pregnant

Jul 10, 2017 5:01 pm
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Researchers have learned that slight modifications to the genome - epigenetic changes - can be caused by environmental influences, and can be passed d...

Stopping A Common Virus From Crossing The placental

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 pm
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Long before the Zika virus became a global fear, cytomegalovirus, or CMV, was commonly infecting developing fetuses and causing many of the same brain...

How Paracetamol Negatively Affects Male Fetus Development?

Jul 3, 2017 5:00 pm
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Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit the development of 'male behavior' in mice. New research shows that it can reduce sex drive and aggre...

Fast Test That Help Predicts The Risk of Preterm Birth

Jul 2, 2017 3:00 pm
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Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Now, researchers have developed a system to capture and identify a scarce bloo...

Role of Immune Cells in Tissue Regeneration

Jun 27, 2017 3:00 pm
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A team of University of Kentucky researchers has discovered that macrophages, a type of immune cell that clears debris at injury sites during normal w...

Using Psychiatric Medication To Prevent Developmental Brain Defects

Jun 26, 2017 12:00 pm
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A clinically available anxiety drug safely and effectively protects against brain defects caused by the mouse version of a common human virus, finds n...


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