MBoC solicits papers for a special issue on the Cell Biology of Stem Cells

Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editor-in-Chief David Drubin has announced plans to publish a Special Issue on an important emerging area of cell biology, the Cell Biology of Stem Cells. Yukiko Yamashita, Diane Barber, TerryLechler, Jason Spence, and David Traver will serve as Issue  … Read more

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What scientific publishing could look like

If we were to create a way to share scientific research progress today, what would it look like? In this age of immediate digital publishing, it probably wouldn’t take months. In these times of user-generated content, it would probably be author-controlled. In an era where  … Read more

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What it’s like to create a Celldance video

There is no doubt that we live in a society that is increasingly reliant on digital media, allowing us to learn by way of compelling visuals in easily digestible video formats at rapid speeds. With sites like YouTube, you can use videos to learn how  … Read more

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Holzbaur, Nogales run for ASCB president; Eight candidates seek council seats

The two nominees for ASCB President-Elect are Erika L.F. Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley/HHMI and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The elected candidate will serve on the Society’s Executive Committee as President-Elect in 2019, ASCB President  … Read more

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CZI panelists say basic science holds key to cures for neurodegenerative diseases

A panel discussion, “The Challenge of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Will Cell Biology Hold the Answer?” hosted by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), yielded lively discussion about the direction of basic scientific research. The discussion was one of several satellite events held during the 2017 ASCB|EMBO meeting  … Read more

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Sold-out doorstep meeting engages attendees with recent findings on neurodegenerative diseases

The speakers at ASCB’s second Doorstep Meeting, held on the Saturday prior to the official beginning of the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia, focused on current discoveries and potential therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. In addition to hearing about these leading-edge investigations, attendees at the sold-out  … Read more

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Biotech has a woman problem

The biotechnology industry in the United States is envied and emulated around the world, and is poised to grow explosively in coming decades. It should continue to develop treatments for diseases and conditions thought incurable just a few years ago, based on advancements that continue  … Read more

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ASCB council discusses publishing, approves reduced membership rates for scientists from low-income countries

The ASCB Council met December 1, 2017, prior to the ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia. The day was jam-packed with updates from staff and committee chairs. The morning kicked off with a welcome to new Council members whose terms began January 2018. They included ASCB President-Elect  … Read more

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Know an assistant professor in need of grant writing help?

The ASCB Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Mentoring Program aims to promote grant funding success for junior faculty or senior postdocs at minority-serving institutions and other institutions with a commitment to students that are underrepresented in STEM. By partnering early-career scientists with successful senior  … Read more

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New home, new look for ASCB’s journals

In late March Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) and CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) will move to a new hosting platform. With that change will come new, more modern website designs and new features. One feature that will be introduced with the move is “single  … Read more

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