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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.
BMC Series Focus Issue
To celebrate World Allergy Week 2020, the BMC Series is proud to present July’s focus issue dedicated to inflammation. Browse our biology, chemistry and medical titles for insight into recent research in the field, including allergy, autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.
The Editors of BMC Developmental Biology, BMC Ecology, BMC Evolutionary Biology, and EvoDevo 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
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.