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Fair Labor Standards Act—What It Means for Postdocs
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New labor regulations from the Obama administration are offering universities a great opportunity to improve working conditions for postdocs—and make the entire research enterprise more sustainable. Here’s what you need to know about the changes.  … Read more

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Cell News—Liquid separation in cell subcompartments

Like vinegar and oil in salad dressing, the cell nucleus and other cell compartments contain liquid subcompartments that don’t mix. But unlike the vinegar and oil in salad dressing, these subcompartments manage to not fuse  … Read more

NIH Directors Talk Training at ASCB Council Meeting

“Science has changed dramatically in the past two decades, but graduate education has not,” Jon Lorsch, Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), told a room full of ASCB Councilors and NIH  … Read more

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Preprint’s Greatest Hits

For research biologists who have been living under a rock or finishing a grant application for the last six months, good morning and welcome to the world of preprint servers. Or at least you are  … Read more

The challenges of obtaining a postdoctoral position in a new field and model organism in our current academic climate        
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  Those of us who will be earning our PhD in the near future will most likely be facing challenges when it comes to transitioning to the next step. The most obvious choice for graduate  … Read more

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Cell News—Cells store extra membrane to keep up with supply and demand

Cells store extra membrane along pits and protrusions in the cell surface. But how cells regulate those membrane stores is not well understood. ASCB members Lauren Figard, Anna Marie Sokac, and colleagues at the Baylor  … Read more

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Cell News—Endoplasmic reticulum protein involved in plasma membrane lipid regulation

Organelles once thought to be independent are coming to light as allies. Research in the last few years has built evidence that interactions between the endoplasmic reticulum and the plasma membrane play a role in  … Read more