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DORA celebrates five years with launch of live interview series

Since the declaration was published in 2013, it has collected signatures from nearly 500 organizations and 12,000 individuals. DORA has increased awareness about the misuse of the Journal Impact Factor and inspired change in the  … Read more

Let’s face lab bullying, part 2
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Many people think that harassment is a normal part of life in academia, because “it has always been this way.” How do you explain to a funding agency that you didn’t produce papers because you  … Read more

Nine ASCB members elected to National Academy of Sciences

The American Society for Cell Biology congratulates nine ASCB members recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on May 1, 2018. NAS added 84 new members and 21 foreign associates to its ranks  … Read more

How Cell Biologists Work, with physician scientist Anna Huttenlocher

This is the first article of the series “How Cell Biologists Work” for 2018. In these articles, we hope to reveal the life habits, hacks, and hurdles that leading cell biologists encounter, what they think  … Read more

Exploring our microscopic world at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

In early April, Washington, DC, was swarming with tourists for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, but that wasn’t the only event that brought families to the nation’s capital. At the same time, the USA Science  … Read more

Tone deaf?
April 2018 NewsletterDear Labby

Dear Labby, As a first-year woman medical student, I have appreciated my medical school’s efforts to mitigate unconscious bias. However, today in my pathology lab I had an experience that made me feel belittled and  … Read more

Burnout: solutions from 10,000 feet
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As the spring semester comes to an end, I often find myself joking with our first-year graduate students, “Welcome to grad school!” After a year in the lab, they have begun to understand the demands  … Read more