Building bridges: coming together for the joy of discovery

This President’s Column is by guest columnists Laura M. Machesky and Tobias C. Walther, co-chairs of the Program Committee for the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting. It was a difficult time. The United States had just come out of one of the worst economic crises in history,  … Read more

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Elevator Speech Video Contest: What Amazon.com Can Teach Us about Cell Protein Delivery Systems

You can buy almost anything on Amazon.com but Steven DelSignore, a postdoc at Brandeis University, found a cellular metaphor, free of charge, in the online retailer’s warehouse system. He compared Amazon’s sorting and dispatch system to protein sorting and trafficking in cells. The metaphor and  … Read more

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New Celldance Videos Take a Journey of Discovery inside Living Cells

Riding a wave of powerful new imaging technologies, three ASCB member labs take viewers along on a journey of scientific discovery inside living cells with the release of three new videos from Celldance Studios, a.k.a. ASCB’s Public Information Committee (PIC). Scientists, students, and the public  … Read more

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E.E. Just Lecturer Tells URM Scientists, “We Need You and We Need Your Ideas”

The ASCB’s E.E. Just Award comes with a medal, a named lecture, and a two-edged message for minority scientists today, according to this year’s winner, Daniel Cólon-Ramos of the Yale School of Medicine. The lecture is in honor of Ernest Everett Just, an early 20th  … Read more

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Cellular Interactions at ASCB 2016

Among the myriad phenomena discussed at ASCB 2016, cell signaling and bacterial enzymes that set off eukaryote mating swarms were among the most intriguing. At the Logic of Signaling Symposium, two researchers—the Broad Institute’s Aviv Regev and Denise Montell from the University of California, Santa  … Read more

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ASCB’s First Doorstep Meeting Jumps into New Cancer Treatment Strategies

Cancer cell biology can be a bewildering jungle where well-charted pathways and promising therapies disappear into the undergrowth while the unexpected can jump out without warning. Something unexpectedly familiar did jump out of Joan Brugge’s talk on cancer therapy resistance at the ASCB’s first “Doorstep”  … Read more

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Seeing More at ASCB 2016: Pushing the Limits of Imaging

While the scores of sessions conducted over the course of the 2016 ASCB Annual Meeting resonated with the meeting’s theme, “Following the Arc of Scientific Discovery,” the common message woven throughout the five days was one of newfound microscopic insight. Breakthroughs in imaging are showing  … Read more

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ASCB 2016 Meeting Supporters

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Newbie at ASCB? Be a PEST Says ASCB Meeting Veteran Stan Cohn

Congratulations! You’ve made it to your first ASCB meeting. As a veteran of almost 30 ASCB meetings (you can count the rings on my ID Badge if you don’t believe me), I have some great advice on how to get the most out of your  … Read more

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