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A long (microbial) journey…

By Prof. Genoveva F. Esteban, Bournemouth University, UK

This is the story of a journey that started a few years back with the finding of a rare community of single-celled organisms in a small and isolated pond in a Dorset nature reserve.

Workshop – Thinking beyond the dish

The Company of Biologists Workshop ‘Thinking beyond the dish: taking in vitro neural differentiation to the next level’ took place at Wiston House, West Sussex, UK, from 4 to 7 February 2018.

Data protection – our promise to you

At The Company of Biologists we take the security of your personal data very seriously. In this video we explain our views on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and our data protection promise to you.

Collaboration spawns new findings

The research project of PhD student Filomena Caccavale at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples, Italy, has focussed on the role of nitric oxide (NO) during embryonic and larval development of the cephalochordate Branchiostoma lanceolatum (amphioxus).

Intern – Sarah Morson

In the autumn of 2017 I undertook my PIPs internship at The Company of Biologists, the publisher behind five major journals including Development – the journal which hosts the community site the Node. I was keen to experience the publishing side of science, and see what a non-academic career in science could be like.

Aidan Maartens (the Node Community Manager) and Sarah Morson (intern).

Workshop – Symbiosis in the microbial world

The Company of Biologists Workshop ‘Symbiosis in the microbial world: from ecology to genome evolution’ took place at Wiston House, West Sussex, UK, from 5 to 9 November 2017.

Expanded understanding of leukaemia treatment

Transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC – stem cells that produce new blood cells) is a common treatment for several leukaemias. Following transfusion, HSCs migrate from the circulatory system into bone marrow niches, where they begin a process of self-renewal and proliferation that supports lifelong normal blood cell production.

A focus on DNA repair and cancer

The DNA in our cells is subject to daily damage from metabolic agents and environmental factors, but most of this damage is successfully repaired by natural systems throughout the cell cycle. However, accumulation of DNA damage due to failures in these natural repair systems is an important risk factor in cancer development.

Transfer of experience

Intranasal insulin has been shown to improve memory in both humans and mice. However, in most cases less than 0.05% of insulin delivered via the intranasal route actually reaches the brain. Buccal epithelium is routinely used as an in vitro model for investigating peptide uptake, but Elizabeth Rhea, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington, USA, wished to investigate its potential as a model for screening enhancers of intranasal insulin delivery.

Paying it forward

As a new assistant professor at James Cook University (JCU), marine conservation physiologist Jodie Rummer applied to the Journal of Experimental Biology for a Travelling Fellowship to perform fieldwork at Lizard Island Research Station in the Northern Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

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