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Neuronal relocation facilitates healthy retina formation

16 August 2023 | By

During embryogenesis, organs must achieve a precise cell count and functional structure. Embryos efficiently manage multiple tasks—growth, shaping, and architecture establishment. Despite extensive research on embryonic development, the intricate coordination of these tasks in both space and time remains incompletely understood.


Snake gene could hold answer to spinal cord regeneration

8 August 2016 | By Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

Researchers from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal, have discovered that the key controller of trunk, tail and spinal development is the Oct4 gene, one of the essential regulators of stem cells. The team intend to use their data to open new avenues to the study of spinal cord regeneration...