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"Experiments in Transplanting Limbs and Their Bearing Upon the Problems of the Development of Nerves" (1907), by Ross Granville Harrison

By: Adam R. Navis | Published: Nov 08, 2007

In his 1907 paper, "Experiments in Transplanting Limbs and Their Bearing Upon the Problems of the Development of Nerves," in the Journal of…


“The Intergenerational Effects of Fetal Programming: Non-genomic Mechanisms for the Inheritance of Low Birth Weight and Cardiovascular Risk” (2004), by Amanda J. Drake and Brian R. Walker

By: Carrie Keller | Published: Nov 26, 2020

In 2004, Amanda J. Drake and Brian R. Walker published “The Intergenerational Effects of Fetal Programming: Non-genomic Mechanisms for the…

LiteratureReproductive HealthGestationFetal MonitoringFetal Distress


By: Chanapa Tantibanchachai | Published: Jan 22, 2014

Teratogens are substances that may produce physical or functional defects in the human embryo or fetus after the pregnant woman is exposed to the…

Abnormalities, HumanFetusPregnancyTeratogenicity testingEmbryos

"The Development of the Pronephros during the Embryonic and Early Larval Life of the Catfish
(Ictalurus punctatus)" (1932), by Rachel L. Carson

By: Karen Wellner | Published: Feb 28, 2014

Rachel L. Carson studied biology at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland and graduated in 1933 with an MA upon the completion of her thesis, The…

LiteratureDevelopmental BiologyChannel CatfishEmbryosMorphogenesis

Effects of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on Cerebellum Development

By: Erica O'Neil | Published: Sep 06, 2010

Prenatal exposure to alcohol (ethanol) results in a continuum of physical, neurological, behavioral, and learning defects collectively grouped under…

fetal alcohol syndromeReproductionHuman Development

Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination in Reptiles

By: Karla T. Moeller | Published: Feb 01, 2013

The sex of a reptile embryo partly results from the production of sex hormones during development, and one process to produce those hormones depends…

Sex DifferentiationReproductionAdaptationfetal developmentEmbryology

Nerve Growth Factor

By: Adam R. Navis | Published: Oct 30, 2007

Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a signaling protein and growth factor implicated in a wide range of development and maintenance functions. NGF was…

Nerve Growth FactorChicks


By: Kate MacCord | Published: Sep 14, 2012

Mesenchyme is a type of animal tissue comprised of loose cells embedded in a mesh of proteins and fluid, called the extracellular matrix. The loose,…

MesenchymeGastrulationStem CellsMesenchymal Stem CellsEmbryology


By: Mary E. Sunderland | Published: May 09, 2008

The term morphogenesis generally refers to the processes by which order is created in the developing organism. This order is achieved as…


The Informed Consent Project

By: Richa Venkatraman | Published: Jun 01, 2021

In 2013, Cynthia Daniels and a team of researchers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, founded the Informed Consent Project. Daniels…

OrganizationAbortionAbortion, InducedInduced AbortionInformed Consent

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