benzodiazepine, developmental biology
Precisely Placed
Precisely Placed
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
Vein patterns in the wings of developing fruit flies never vary by more than the width of a single cell.
Crayfish Blood Cells Make New Neurons
Crayfish Blood Cells Make New Neurons
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 13, 2014
Hemocytes can form neurons in adult crayfish, a study shows.
Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms
Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 23, 2014
Starvation suspends cellular activity in C. elegans larvae and extends their lifespan. 
Autism-Hormone Link Found
Autism-Hormone Link Found
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2014
A study documents boys with autism who were exposed to elevated levels of testosterone, cortisol, and other hormones in utero.
The Telltale Tail
The Telltale Tail
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
A symbiotic relationship between squid and bacteria provides an alternative explanation for bacterial sheathed flagella.
Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas
Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2014
Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.
Mapping Gene Expression in the Fetal Brain
Mapping Gene Expression in the Fetal Brain
Kate Yandell | Apr 2, 2014
Researchers complete an atlas depicting gene expression across the developing human brain.
Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths
Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths
Bob Grant | Mar 26, 2014
New research suggests that the wooly beasts may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct.
<em>BRCA1</em> Linked to Brain Size
BRCA1 Linked to Brain Size
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 20, 2014
The breast cancer-associated gene may play a protective role in neural stem cells, a mouse study finds.
A Twist of Fate
A Twist of Fate
Jonathan Slack | Mar 1, 2014
Once believed to be irrevocably differentiated, mature cells are now proving to be flexible, able to switch identities with relatively simple manipulation.