Recently published is the result of a collaboration between our laboratory, our past PhD student Cyrma Hearn and Melanie Laird at the University of Sydney, These findings demonstrate that diapause, like pregnancy, is under unilateral endocrine control in the tammar, and that preparation for and maintenance of diapause requires substantial changes to uterine endometrial cell ultrastructure and activity.
Marilyn Renfree among a group of concerned scientists convened a multidisciplinary meeting under the name “Conservation by Cellular Technologies.” The outcome of this meeting was a proposed road map that, if successfully implemented, would ultimately lead to a self-sustaining population of an extremely endangered species are outlined here. This new paper provides an overview of these ideas.
Hot off the press: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mce.2016.03.030
Another publication has been distinguished by use of our cover page design.
Frankenberg SR, de Barros FRO, Rossant J and Renfree MB (2016) The mammalian blastocyst. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Developmental Biology.
The full paper is available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wdev.220/abstract
Every now and again I find documents where the revisions balloons are unreadable because the font is wrong. This can be fixed. Press Ctrl-Alt-Shift-S to open the Style window Continue reading
A lot of people use fonts like times new roman in their presentations. Times and similar fonts are great for blocks of text on a book page, but there are issues in presentations where you have small amounts of text and want maximum legibility. The Serif fonts tend to get hard to see at small sizes reducing legibility. Here is an example to show how Arial, for example, is easier to read than Times New Roman, especially at smaller font sizes (or large font sizes viewed from the back of a large lecture theatre).
The default powerpoint template almost certainly is not what you want to use. But it is easy to make a new default template to suit your needs. Here is how…
Ever wish you could make your own “auto shapes” – want something different like a coloured square with a circular cutout that shows things in layers behind… Powerpoint includes this capacity but Micro$oft hides it from you. This post shows you how to activate this function and use it.
A common problem with photomicrography is a section that is not totally flat so parts of it are out of the plane of sharp focus. For example here is a section with a wrinkle where a blood vessel altered the consistency of the wax and led to poor flattening of the section on the slide:
When looking through the microscope we can compensate by focusing up and down, and we can do much the same with digital image processing using a “focus stack”. Here are some photos I took of the same section without moving the stage, but with a series of focus steps from furthest to nearest (I am showing every second image, to save space whilst giving you the idea… starting with image 1 above… Continue reading