The Next Five Years for ASCB

I have now had the pleasure of leading ASCB for a year. I have had the good fortune of getting to know many of you during this time and I look forward to the opportunity to meet more of you in the future. As I  … Read more

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On Cup Holders and Evidence-Based Approaches

By Erika Shugart How do we make decisions? And how can we do it better? My husband and I will need to buy a car in the near future, and the thought fills me with dread. There are so many options! Investigating reliability, safety, and  … Read more

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ASCB Chemistry: Reactions of a Proud Catalyst

Writing my last Executive Director’s Column for the ASCB Newsletter is bittersweet. The bitter part comes from reflecting on the end of my time leading this fabulous organization. I know I will miss so many ASCB people with whom I have closely interacted. That includes  … Read more

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What Cell Biologists Can Learn from Google Cars

Computer engineers have served up some unimaginable surprises. Just as the steam engine (in particular the highly efficient version devised by James Watt) was key to the industrial revolution in the 18th century, computers and other digital technologies have brought us to the second machine  … Read more

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What Cell Biologists Can Learn from Google Cars

Big data is coming to cell biology. Are we poised to take advantage of it? Image by Johnny Chang. Computer engineers have served up some unimaginable surprises. Just as the steam engine (in particular the highly efficient version devised by James Watt) was key to  … Read more

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The Sensational vs. the Useful in the Quest for Reproducibility in Research

A core concept in scientific research is that empirical results must be replicable. This concept dates back to the birth of the experimental method itself. The Accademia del Cimento (Academy of Experiment) was founded in Florence in 1657 by Galileo’s students and it published the  … Read more

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