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Science Advocate for a Day
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A great way to advocate for science funding is by participating in Capitol Hill days. Many groups and professional organizations plan Capitol Hill Day visits where scientists get together to advocate for science and research  … Read more

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Erika Shugart Named ASCB Executive Director

The ASCB Council has named Erika Shugart, PhD, as its new Executive Director, effective June 1. In making the announcement, ASCB President Peter Walter hailed Shugart’s background in bench biology, her skills in science communication,  … Read more

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Cell News—Mapping translation in live cells

Messenger RNAs (mRNAs) code gene protein products and are highly mobile within the cell.   While researchers have been able to track mRNA movement, it wasn’t possible to see which of these mRNAs were actively translating  … Read more

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Round Two of House Fetal Tissue Hearings Opens with Partisan Fisticuffs

With a bang of the gavel, round two of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Investigatory Committee on Infant Lives began on April 20. And just as quickly, a verbal sparring match erupted. The Select  … Read more

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Cell News—Septins can spot the big stuff in cell shape

Cells are shape shifters, rearranging themselves for diverse functions from cell division to sprouting a flagellum. But how does a cell know what shape it’s in? We’ve known that proteins can sense cellular contours on  … Read more

Ask a Scientist: An Exercise in Communication Training
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While there is a growing awareness of the necessity for increasing science communication skills for graduate students and postdocs, there remains an unfortunate lack of formal training opportunities available at many leading institutions. Numerous student-  … Read more

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Randy Schekman in Kansas City: Talking about Curiosity-Driven Research and a Nobel Prize Surprise

Nobel laureate and former ASCB president Randy W. Schekman was the keynote speaker in March for the Kansas City University (KCU) of Bioscience and Medicine’s 100th Anniversary Research Symposium. Schekman sat down for an interview  … Read more