development
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.
The Sugar Lnc
Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012
Genes that react to cellular sugar content are regulated by a long non-coding RNA via an unexpected mechanism
How Drugs Interact with a Baby’s Parts
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
A lot changes in a child’s body over the course of development, and not all changes occur linearly: gene expression can fluctuate, and organs can perform different functions on the way to their final purpose in the body. Here are some of the key deve
New Kind of Cellular Suicide
Jef Akst | Feb 23, 2012
Researchers identify a gene that drives a type of cellular suicide that differs from the more commonly observed apoptosis phenomenon.
How Tigers Get Their Stripes
Bob Grant | Feb 22, 2012
For the first time researchers have demonstrated the molecular tango that gives rise to repeating patterns in developing animal embryos.
Behavior Brief
Hannah Waters | Jan 31, 2012
A roundup of recent studies in behavior research