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.
Developmental Biology Articles
Babies Born After Freeze-Thawing Embryos Do Just As Well Regardless Of Whether They Were Created Via ICSI Or Standard IVF
Analysis of the longest running ICSI programme in the United States has found reassuring evidence that babies born from frozen embryos fertilised via ICSI do just as well as those born from frozen embryos fertilised via standard IVF treatment.
Embryologists at UCL (University College London) have helped solve an evolutionary riddle that has been puzzling scientists for over a century.
When evolution has lucked into efficient solutions for life’s most fundamental problems, it adopts them as invaluable family heirlooms, passing them down as one species evolves into another
Scientists announced that an embryo test they have been developing has successfully screened cells taken from spare embryos that were known to have cystic fibrosis.
Dutch researchers have found the first evidence that a process of inactivating the X chromosome during embryo development and implantation does, in fact, take place in human female embryos prior to implantation in the womb.
A new study by physician researchers from Hasbro Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston has identified an increased prevalence in left-handedness in children with a congenital disorder known as hemifacial microsomia (HFM).
Researchers at the Forsyth Institute have discovered a new mechanism responsible for early left/right patterning, the process by which organs locate themselves on the left or right side of the body.
Scientists have identified a gene family that plays a key role in one of the earliest stages of development in which an embryo distinguishes its left side from the right and determines how organs should be positioned within the body.
Some scientific results are hard to spot, especially in genetic research. Often scientists are unable to physically see if the gene they inserted into a cell has produced the desired trait.
How does the developing pancreas in an embryo 'know' which cells are to produce insulin and which cells are to have other assignments?
A tiny variation within a single gene can determine not only how quickly and well lungs grow and function in children and adolescents, but how susceptible those children will be to exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, even in utero.
The mouse corneal epithelium is a continuously renewing 5–6 cell thick protective layer covering the corneal surface, which regenerates rapidly when injured.
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, and is independent of interaction with other forming tissues
The lens in the developing eye acts as a TGFbeta signaling center that controls differentiation, survival and formation of multiple eye structures deriving from the neural crest.
Epigenetic finding adds insight on how cells become brain, liver -- and malignant
A study suggests that prenatal exposure to famine can lead to epigenetic changes that may affect a person's health into midlife.
A UK Department of Health committee has now recommended universal fortification of flour with folic acid to reduce the level of neural tube defects. Yet researchers warn that we need to be cautious before introducing such a policy.
Same study uncovers how each tooth signals the next to start growing
Adding folic acid to food can dramatically reduce the incidence of spina bifida and other birth defects.
The step-by-step development of a mammalian kidney, from its early beginnings in the embryo to its adult role as a vital filtration system, has been described by UCSD School of Medicine researchers