Recent News: Developmental Biology

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In The Lab

Scientists Home In On “Equation” for Muscle Cell Size

A new study in flies reveals a previously unknown type of cooperation at work in muscle cells.

Mutlinucleated muscle cells from flies

In the Lab

Scientists Rewrite the Textbook of Organ Development, One Cell at a Time

A large study that analyzed nearly 120,000 cells in a developing mouse embryo is full of surprises.

In this fluorescent microscopy image of endoderm tissue from a mouse embryo, cell membranes are red, cell nuclei are blue, and extra-embryonic endoderm cells are green (they appear turquoise because blue and green are merged).

In the News

Symposium Celebrates 15 Years of Developmental Biology at the Sloan Kettering Institute

Scientists came to give talks and celebrate the achievements that the program has made under the leadership of Kathryn Anderson.

Male scientist speaking in front of a screen

In the Lab

How the Zebrafish Got Its Stripes

A surprising discovery linking the hormone insulin to skin pigmentation offers fresh insights into how animal bodies take shape.

Several zebrafish swimming in a tank

Finding

Is Neurodegenerative Disease a Kind of Cancer?

New findings from experiments done in mice suggest a surprising cause of common neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

A network of neurons

In the Lab

Stem Cell Research Identifies Potential Drugs for Treating Zika Infection

Researchers from MSK and Weill Cornell have found that two compounds appear to fight off infection with the Zika virus.

An organoid of a developing brain

Science Byte

It Takes Two: A Pair of Proteins Coordinate to Direct Development of Embryonic Cells

MSK researchers shed light on the signals that determine the fate of embryonic cells.

Embryos arranged in three concentric circles. Cells are stained blue or red.

In the Lab

Origin Story: Finding on Macrophage Development Challenges Long-Held View

A surprising finding challenges long-held dogma about how certain immune cells develop into specialized types in diverse tissues.

Electronic microscope enlargement of macrophage cell (tinted green)

In the Lab

Seeing the Light: How Engineered Nerve Cells Might Curb Parkinson’s Disease

A new tool called optogenetics is revealing clues about the function of a promising experimental therapy derived from stem cells.

Neurons created from embryonic stem cells