Steve Almo, an ASCB member since 2004, is the new Chair of Biochemistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Thomas Pollard of Yale University, an ASCB member since 1970, received the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal. The medal recognizes distinguished achievement in scholarship, teaching, academic … Read more
Jonathan M. Backer, an ASCB member since 1998, has become Chair of Molecular Pharmacology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
The Editorial Board of Molecular Biology of the Cell has highlighted the following articles from the October 2015 issues. From among the many fine articles in the journal, the Board selects for these Highlights articles that are of broad interest and significantly advance knowledge or … Read more
Cell culture studies provide a valuable complement to in vivo experiments, allowing for a more controlled manipulation of cellular functions and processes. For decades, cell lines have played a critical role in scientific advancements, yet researchers have become increasingly cautious when interpreting data generated from … Read more
On October 7, Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director, issued a dire warning to Senate appropriators: “If Congress cannot come to a budget agreement and federal agencies are funded for a full year at FY15 levels, the impact on biomedical research funded by … Read more
Sex Differences and Blood Pressure Over the last 10 years or so, my collaborators and I have conducted a series of studies on the physiology of sex differences, aging, and blood pressure in humans. The short story is that things get especially interesting for women … Read more
The Cohn lab received a Special Judges Award in 2014 for its video filmed inside an actual elevator. Photo courtesy of Stan Cohn, DePaul University. You’re good at math. You’re great at chemistry. But how’s your ability to sell your science to a captive … Read more