development
Q&A: Placental Ponderings
Q&A: Placental Ponderings
Christopher Coe | Aug 27, 2015
Biologist Christopher Coe answers readers’ questions about the prescient organ.
Rethinking Lymphatic Development
Rethinking Lymphatic Development
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.
The Prescient Placenta
The Prescient Placenta
Christopher Coe | Aug 1, 2015
The maternal-fetal interface plays important roles in the health of both mother and baby, even after birth.
Sperm Stem Cell Maintenance
Sperm Stem Cell Maintenance
Jenny Rood | Mar 2, 2015
A missing transcription factor puts an early end to sperm production in mice.
Stems Cells Ushered into Embryonic Development
Stems Cells Ushered into Embryonic Development
Kerry Grens | Nov 7, 2014
The right mix of mouse embryonic stem cells in a dish will start forming early embryonic patterns, according to two studies.
Pilot Study Treats Infants for Autism
Pilot Study Treats Infants for Autism
Jef Akst | Sep 11, 2014
A preliminary trial finds that teaching parents certain therapeutic interactions for babies showing early signs of autism may improve the infants’ future social development.
Nascent Neurons Break Free
Nascent Neurons Break Free
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2014
Neuronal precursors are partially dismantled during early development before they find their fate.  
Revealing Metamorphosis
Revealing Metamorphosis
Kate Yandell | May 14, 2013
Three-dimensional imaging of living chrysalises shows how butterflies develop.
A Blind Mother Benefits Infants?
A Blind Mother Benefits Infants?
Kate Yandell | Apr 15, 2013
In a small study, babies with blind mothers showed no deficits and in fact appeared to be developmentally advanced.
Closing the Gap
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2012
A new assay shows that cells use lamellipodia as their primary mechanism to seal up holes in epithelial tissue.