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ASCB among founding members of newly launched Scientific Society Publisher Alliance

A group of prestigious not-for-profit scientific membership societies, including the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), have announced the launch of the Scientific Society Publisher Alliance (SSPA), an initiative focused on building awareness of and  … Read more

Strengths and challenges of working with non-model organisms

There was a time when there was no such thing as a “model organism.” In the 19th century, Marine Institutes flourished all over the world and hosted labs where scientists could take advantage of the  … Read more

Ethical and Inspiring Mentorship in STEM symposium

Among the many roles that scientists play, mentoring younger scientists is one for which researchers are rarely trained. In the current STEM research environment, where lack of funding is but one of the systemic issues  … Read more

Baumeister, Lippincott-Schwartz, and Voeltz on the structure of the cell
October 2017 Newsletter

Since Robert Hooke first observed cork under a microscope in 1665, cell biologists have been trying to understand the complex structure of these tiny life units. Presenters at a Symposium on the Structure of the  … Read more

Preprint comments: boon or ‘bog?’

The ultimate benefit of preprints (scientific manuscripts posted online before the completion of peer review) is the acceleration of discovery by making work available to scientific colleagues without delay. But there are many ways preprints  … Read more

The Cell Biology of Neurons Symposium
October 2017 Newsletter

The Cell Biology of Neurons—how these specialized cells develop their branched morphology, how they transport signals, and how neurobiological mutations impact human disease—is the topic of a Symposium to be held Monday, December 4, at  … Read more

Neurobiologist, Immunologist honored with 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine
October 2017 NewsletterAwards

Neurobiologist Silvia Arber of Switzerland and immunologist Caetano Reis e Sousa of Portugal were named the winners of the 2017 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine. Both will present lectures during the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia.  … Read more