ASCB Ensures Access to Conferences for Federal Scientists

Otto von Bismarck is reported to have said, “Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.” While it is likely that Bismarck was referring to the contents of laws and the process by which they were made, the time it  … Read more

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Scientists and Patients Benefit from a Novel Approach to Legislating

Congress gets criticized for many things, but sometimes it gets things right and should be complimented. One of the times it got things right was the way it approached legislation to revamp the U.S. drug discovery process. In 2014, Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) realized that  … Read more

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New ASCB Committee Members

The ASCB Council has approved new committee members to begin three-year terms in 2017. COMPASS Committee Brooke Gardner, University of California, San Francisco Ashley Lakoduk, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Chenshu Liu, University of California, Berkeley Ashley Rowland, University of Colorado at Boulder Valerie  … Read more

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Highlights from MBoC

The Editorial Board of Molecular Biology of the Cell has highlighted the following articles from the November and December 2016 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  … 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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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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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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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 Application Process for Non-Scientific Programming at the 2017 ASCB | EMBO Meeting

ASCB is providing a new opportunity for members to help organize the Annual Meeting. You can submit ideas for a non-scientific session at the upcoming meeting in Philadelphia online by June 1. This new process is intended to avoid overlapping programs and improve scheduling. All  … Read more

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ASCB Council Looks to the Future

The ASCB Council’s December 2016 meeting was a chance for Council members, committee chairs, and journal editors to examine some of the Society’s major programs and look to the future to determine strategic direction. The meeting started with an update from 2016 President Peter Walter.  … Read more

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