ASCB Newsletter Nov 2013 - page 31

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NOVEMBER 2013
ASCB
NEWSLETTER
Taming the Killing Light, Shutting Down Basic Research, and Taking the
“UpGoer” Challenge
Here are this month’s top stories from the ASCB Post (
and from our lively ASCB blogs, “Activation
Energy” (
and “COMPASS”
).
TOP STORIES
from the ASCB Post and ASCB Blogs
ASCB Post
Taming the Killing Light—Hari Shroff ’s New Microscopes
National Institutes of Health investigator Hari Shroff just published
descriptions of two exciting new microscope technologies. Christina
Szalinski writes about his alternative solutions to the problem of
light-blasted subjects.
Open-Access—The Bad and The Good
Science
recently published a report on a controversial sting operation
revealing that some open-access journals accepted papers without
peer-review. Christina Szalinski writes about the bad and the good of
open-access journals.
A Postcard from EMBO 2013
More than 900 scientists attended the 2013 EMBO meeting in
Amsterdam, where they enjoyed a few days jam-packed with sessions
highlighting the latest molecular biology research. Christina Szalinski
reports.
Activation Energy Blog
NIH Furloughs to Widen—From Slowdown to Shutdown, U.S.
Science Takes a Hit
From researchers trying to get international fruit flies, to parents
whose children are waiting for life-altering cures, Stefano Bertuzzi
writes about the broad effects of the government shutdown on
research.
COMPASS (Committee for Postdocs and Students)
Blog
Talk Science, No Big Words
Take the
UpGoer
Challenge
Yasmeen Hussain, winner of the Forum on Science Ethics & Policy’s
1,000 word challenge, writes about translating science jargon to
simple language using only the 1,000 most common words.
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