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Harris’s book explores critical topic of scientific rigor

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) was one of the first to highlight issues of reproducibility with science, so it was with great anticipation that I picked up Richard Harris’s book, Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope and Wastes Billions.  … Read more

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Science Policy

How international scientists can advocate, and how U.S. scientists can support them
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In the current political climate in the United States, many scientists are looking to become more politically engaged or to advocate, whether it be marching for science (#ascbmarches), or contacting elected representatives and attending town halls. As someone here on a Green Card, and as  … Read more

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Ahmet Yildiz wins Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Creativity sometimes means coloring outside the lines. For Ahmet Yildiz, associate professor of physics and molecular cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, choosing the unexpected path seems to be a way of life. Now a leading expert in molecular motors and single-molecule imaging,  … Read more

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Careers

How Cell Biologists Work: Prachee Avasthi on ‘exuberantly’ tackling elegant experiments and the value of preprints

In this edition of How Cell Biologists Work, we interview  Prachee Avasthi, assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology and assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.  The Avasthi Lab studies the formation and regulation of ciliary  … Read more

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E.E. Just Lecturer Tells URM Scientists, “We Need You and We Need Your Ideas”

The ASCB’s E.E. Just Award comes with a medal, a named lecture, and a two-edged message for minority scientists today, according to this year’s winner, Daniel Cólon-Ramos of the Yale School of Medicine. The lecture is in honor of Ernest Everett Just, an early 20th  … Read more

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