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In a first-of-its-kind breakthrough study, researchers are able to generate and sustain long-term expansion of human pancreatic organoids from pancreas ductal cells that show genetic stability over time.
The Editors of BMC Developmental Biology, BMC Ecology and BMC Evolutionary Biology welcome submissions to the cross-journal special issue on eco-evo-devo, the effect of the environment of development and evolution. Please click the above link for further information and to submit to the collection.
The special issue is open for submissions.
The Editors of BMC Developmental Biology are pleased to announce the launch of five new sections to acknowledge the growing field of developmental biology:
● Stem cell biology and cellular reprogramming
● Organogenesis and organoids
● Morphogenesis and mechanobiology
● Development and disease
● Plant development
BMC Series Focus Issues
To commemorate World Digestive Health Day that is celebrated annually on 29th of May, this month we focus on Gut microbiome and digestive health. Here is a selection of manuscripts from different BMC Series Journals focusing on either gut microbiome or on digestive health in insects, animals and humans.
Aims and scope
- Akila Sridhar, BioMed Central, UK
- Anna Melidoni, BioMed Central, UK
- Elizabeth Debney, BioMed Central, UK
Dr. Brett Nixon is a Professor of Biological Sciences at University of Newcastle in Australia. Dr. Nixon’s research interests focus on understanding the mechanistic basis of male germ cell development. Through the study of model species as diverse as crocodiles, platypus and humans, his ongoing research has broad application for the diagnosis of sperm dysfunction, the design of novel therapeutic intervention strategies to alleviate the burden of male infertility, and assisted reproductive strategies for wildlife conservation.