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Developmental Biology

Articles on Developmental Biology covers all the changes associated with an organism as it progresses through the life cycle, as well as studies about the genetic control of cell growth, differentiation and morphogenesis.

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When One Gene Has Two Roles, Its Second Function May Be Missed
Scientists found that the same master gene that controls development of all of the body's blood cells is later activated in other cells of the embryo to form the genitourinary tract.

Date: 26 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Most clones doomed from the start, according to Temple University embryologist
Until scientists can improve the early development of cloned embryos, cloning will remain marginally successful

Date: 26 Jun 2007, Rating: not rated

Mouse study identifies protective mechanism against alcohol-induced embryo toxicity
Researchers have identified a mechanism by which the eight amino acid peptide NAP, an active fragment of a neuroprotective brain protein, protects against alcohol-induced embryo toxicity and growth retardation in mice.

Date: 26 Jun 2007, Rating: 9.36

Researchers Discover Initial Steps In Development Of Taste
Of the five senses, taste is one of the least understood, but now researchers have come one step closer to understanding how the sense of taste develops.

Date: 13 Dec 2006, Rating: not rated

The molecular basis of transdifferentiation
In the present review the authors discussed the identification of selector, or master switch, genes as well as examples of transdifferentiation...

Date: 27 Oct 2006, Rating: 4.50, 14 pages

Researchers Discover How A Key Dietary Vitamin Is Absorbed
Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found the mechanism by which the B vitamin folate--a crucially important nutrient--is absorbed by the intestinal tract.

Date: 12 Dec 2006, Rating: not rated

Why Embryos Need A Good Diet
A thick-coated vole and a man with cardiovascular disease have something in common: both are doing what their mothers told them.

Date: 10 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Multiple-birth Babies, Boys Have Higher Risk Of Defects
Twins, triplets and other multiples have a nearly 50 percent greater chance of being born with birth defects, and boys tend to be more at risk than girls, according to two population-based studies

Date: 10 Oct 2006, Rating: 2.00

Veterinary Researchers Seek Secret To Reversing Birth Defects
Fetal development is a highly choreographed process. But all too often it is disrupted when a mother is exposed to a teratogen an agent known to cause a variety of birth defects.

Date: 10 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Polarity and intracellular compartmentalization of Drosophila neurons
Proper neuronal function depends on forming three primary subcellular compartments: axons, dendrites, and soma.

Date: 6 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Fetus Heart Races When Mom Reads Poetry; New Findings Reveal Fetuses Recognize Mother's Voice In-utero
New research findings on the ability of a fetus to recognize its mother's voice and even distinguish it from other female voices confirms what scientists have speculated about for more than 20 years - that experiences in the womb help shape newborn prefer

Date: 10 Oct 2006, Rating: 3.50

Lola regulates Drosophila olfactory projection neuron identity and targeting specificity
Longitudinals lacking (lola) is required for wiring of axons and dendrites of most PN classes, and suggest a need for its molecular diversity.

Date: 6 Sep 2007, Rating: 4.50, 7 pages

Calcineurin Helps Newborns Breathe Easy
It is only very late in pregnancy that the lungs of the fetus complete their development so that the fetus will be able to breathe air when it is born.

Date: 6 Oct 2006, Rating: 3.00

Nerve Navigation Findings Prompt New Direction For Spinal Cord Research
A piece of the puzzle of how nerves find their way across the midline of the brain and spinal cord in a developing embryo has been found by Medical College of Georgia researchers.

Date: 5 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Possible New Cell Type Found In Developing Inner Ear
The answer to how the complex, cavernous inner ear forms from a mostly homogenous group of cells may be that it doesn't

Date: 5 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Ozone Levels May Raise Risk Of Underweight Births: Common Pollutants Linked To Fetal Growth Retardation
Babies born to women exposed to high ozone levels during pregnancy are at heightened risk for being significantly underweight, according to researchers ...

Date: 14 Sep 2006, Rating: 5.00

Scientists Discover Key Ingredient In Sexual Reproduction
People have wondered exactly how sperm-egg contact initiates development... the answer begins with the build-up of nitric oxide gas inside the sperm, says biologist.

Date: 14 Sep 2006, Rating: 4.67

The Embryo and Its Future
The preimplantation mammalian embryo from different species appears sensitive to the environment in which it develops, either in vitro or in vivo, for example, in response to culture conditions or maternal diet.

Date: 5 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.86, 11 pages

Scientists Discover New Gene Essential For The Development
Biologists at the University of California, San Diego and the Johns Hopkins University have discovered a gene that plays a key role in initiating changes in the brain in response to sensory experience

Date: 5 Sep 2007, Rating: 7.00

Making A Face: A New And Earlier Marker Of Neural Crest Development
The fate of cells that go on to form the face, skull and nerve centers of the head and neck in vertebrates is determined much earlier in development than previously thought

Date: 5 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated