News tagged with egg development

The developmental on-switch

German researchers have demonstrated for the first time why the molecular cocktail responsible for generating stem cells works. Sox2 and Oct4 are proteins whose effect on cells resembles that of an eraser: ...

Aug 19, 2013 5 / 5 (9) 0

Egg Cetera #1: The immortal egg

In the first report of our Egg Cetera series on egg-related research, biologists Dr. Harry Leitch and Professor Azim Surani describe how advances in understanding egg development could transform reproductive ...

Apr 06, 2012 not rated yet 0

Embryo's cell stampede

As an embryo grows towards its final adult form, the initial fertilized egg cell must divide many times over into cells that will become specialized and form the many different tissues and organs of the body.

Feb 23, 2011 not rated yet 0