Developmental Biology (177 News)

Bacteria Can Evolve New Genes from Viral Attackers

Jun 18, 2019 12:00 pm
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Researchers at Indiana University are reporting a previously unknown way that bacteria can develop new genes to evolve and adapt ...

Serum Amyloid A Plays a Previously Unknown Key Role in Lipid Transport

Jun 15, 2019 3:00 pm
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Cell boundaries are made of lipids. When cells are severely damaged, these lipids need to be rapidly removed to avoid toxicity and facilitate tissue h...

Researchers Use Stem Cell-Based Disease Models to Pinpoint Gene Linked to Impaired Memory in down Syndrome

Jun 13, 2019 5:00 pm
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Targeting a key gene before birth could someday help lead to a treatment for Down syndrome by reversing abnormal embryonic brain development and im...

Researchers Build A Road Map to Stem Cell Development

Jun 10, 2019 11:00 am
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Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have created a method of mapping how the central nervous system develops by tracking the genes expresse...

Researchers Identify 'Wake-Up' Signal for Deep-Sleeping Neural Stem Cells

May 30, 2019 1:00 pm
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Kyoto, Japan -- The human body has powerful healing abilities. But treating brain disorders is no easy task, as brain cells -- neurons -- have limi...

Description of the Molecular Mechanism in the Transformation of Floral Stem Cells Into a Flower

May 20, 2019 11:00 am
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The beautiful colors and smells of flowers serve a much greater purpose than just decoration. Flowers contain the plant's reproductive organs, ...

Researchers Identify Essential Protein Controlling Stem Cell Behavior During Brain Development

May 18, 2019 12:00 pm
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During brain development, stem cells generate neurons of different type and function at distinct points in time. IST Austria researchers contribute ke...

A Computational Model to Simulate and Understand Regeneration of the Flatworm Body

May 14, 2019 11:00 am
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MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (April 26, 2019)— Biologists at Tufts University have developed a computational model of planarian (flatworm) regen...

Researchers Uncover New Mechanisms of Brain Development

May 12, 2019 2:00 pm
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Leuven researchers uncover new mechanisms of brain development that determine when, where and how strongly distinct brain cells interconnect. The b...

KZFPs Play an Important Role in Human Genome Regulation by Controling Transposable Elements

May 4, 2019 2:00 pm
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The human genome is fascinating. Once predicted to contain about a hundred thousand protein-coding genes, it now seems that the number is closer to...

A New Study Finds That Aire ILC3-like Cells Eliminate Auto-Reactive T Cells in Lymph Nodes 

May 1, 2019 1:00 pm
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Abstract: Aire-expression in the thymus is crucial in immune tolerance by eliminating auto-reactive T cells; insufficient elimination causes auto...

Hypoxia Induces Rapid Changes to Chromatin

Apr 11, 2019 4:00 pm
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Research by Professor Sonia Rocha and her team at the Institute of Integrative Biology reveals new insights into how cells respond to oxygen depriv...

Early Life Exposure to Microbiota Is Important for the Development of a Balanced Immune System

Apr 10, 2019 1:00 pm
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Microbes colonize all body surfaces and help to balance the immune system. In newborn infants, gut microbiota is first conditioned by breast milk c...

Adult Cells Retain an "Embryonic Memory" Which Can Be Recovered Under Certain Circumstances

Apr 9, 2019 3:00 pm
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In research that casts cells as curators of their own history, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have discovered that adult tissues retain a ...

Epigenetic Inheritance....Do We Get More Than Just Genes from Our Parents?

Apr 3, 2019 2:00 pm
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In experiments with worms, researchers showed that epigenetic marks on sperm chromosomes affect gene expression and development in offspring. ...

What Makes a Man? A Hormone, Other than Testosterone Is the Key!

Mar 12, 2019 5:00 pm
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Scientists have identified for the first time the details of an 'alternative' biological process required to develop male genitals in an un...

How Could a Rat without a Y Chromosome Develop as a Male?

Feb 3, 2019 12:00 pm
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A look at the brains of an endangered spiny rat off the coast of Japan by University of Missouri (MU) Bond Life Sciences Center scientist Cheryl Ro...

Scientists Shed Light on How Stem Cells Self-Organize in the Developing Embryo

Jan 22, 2019 2:00 pm
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Embryonic development is a process of profound physical transformation, one that has challenged researchers for centuries. How do genes and molecul...

How Hair Follicles Grow? New Findings Offer Answers to That Question

Jan 7, 2019 12:00 pm
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An outstanding question in dermatology that researchers have studied for decades is: How do hair follicles emerge from a sea of seemingly uniform s...

New Evidence for Direct Genetic Effects in Sex-Based Differences in Neural Development

Jan 5, 2019 4:00 pm
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Researchers have identified a group of genes that induces differences in the developing brains of male and female roundworms and triggers the initi...


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