Fetal Tissue Vital to Medical Research, ASCB Tells House Panel

Noted stem cell researcher and former chair of the ASCB Public Policy Committee Larry Goldstein told a politically charged congressional subcommittee hearing on March 3 that, “Fetal tissue and cells that would otherwise be discarded play a vital role in modern cutting-edge medical research. These  … Read more

Consensus Grows on Preprints in Biology

On February 16–17 at Howard Hughes Medical Institute headquarters outside of Washington, DC, 70 attendees (junior and senior scientists, representatives from funding agencies, publishers, editors, postdocs, and Nobel laureates) came together for ASAPBio (asapbio.org), a meeting to discuss the role of preprints in communicating research  … Read more

How to Write a Shared Instrumentation Grant Application—and Get It Funded!

Scientific progress and breakthroughs are often facilitated by the development and application of new technologies and cutting-edge equipment, which is often expensive to acquire and maintain. This article is a primer for how you can bring these resources to your institution as shared instruments to  … Read more

On Reproducibility and Clocks

It is not easy to build a clock. When my daughter got married, I decided to build a clock as an heirloom wedding present. An accomplished designer, Clayton Boyer, offers a variety of plans for clocks that can be built almost entirely out of wood.1  … Read more

Resisting Intimidation

Dear Labby, I’m a graduate student in the second year of my PhD in Virology. My research is going great, and I’m really happy with my choice of project and mentor. In fact, our lab just published a paper including work from my rotation project,  … Read more

In Memoriam: Howard Green, Alfred Gilman, and Jeff Schatz

ASCB notes the deaths late last year of three cell biology pioneers—Howard Green, Alfred Gilman, and Gottfried “Jeff” Schatz. All three were longtime ASCB members. Howard Green, who died October 31, 2015, age 90, was an early and influential investigator of epidermal stem cells. Although  … Read more

Corporate Members

The ASCB is grateful for its Corporate Members! Gold Allen Institute for Cell Science Getson & Schatz, P.C. Nikon Instruments, Inc. Silver Bio-Techne Chroma Technology Corp. Bronze Okolab SRL

President Obama’s Budget Is Released with a Bang but Received with a Whimper

President Obama’s final budget, for FY17, was expected to continue the funding growth for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seen in the FY16 appropriations bill (which increased the NIH budget by 6.6%, or $2 billion). Surely, with a President so firmly committed to advancing  … Read more