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Target detection in insects: optical, neural and behavioral optimizations

Sep 21, 2016

New review from Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido and Samuel Fabian on Current Opinion in Neurobiology highlights how compound eyes in insects may be beneficial for visualizing small, fast targets

Neurons feel the force – physical interactions control brain development

Sep 20, 2016

Researchers have identified a new mechanism controlling brain development: that neurons not only ‘smell’ chemicals in their environment, but also ‘feel’ their way through the developing brain.

Placenta plays pivotal “umpire” role to influence pregnancy outcomes

Sep 18, 2016

New research provides the first clear evidence that the amount of nutrients transported to the foetus by the placenta adjusts according to both the foetal drive for growth, and the mother’s physical ability to provide.

Placental origins of chronic diseases

Sep 13, 2016

Graham Burton, Abigail Fowden and Kent Thornburg from PDN and CTR featured in an article on Physiological Reviews

Christine Holt awarded €1 million prize for research on connection between eye and brain

Sep 08, 2016

Prof Christine Holt from the PDN has received the 2016 Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award, the largest in the world in the field of vision

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