Congressional Action Backs Congressional Words on NIH Budget

It’s one thing for politicians to say they support something, but it’s an entirely different thing when they back up their words with money. Such has been the case recently as the Appropriations Committees in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives announced funding  … Read more

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You Can Use MyASCB Portal to Pay for Abstract Submissions

Over 30% of 2014 Annual Meeting attendees who submitted an abstract by the first deadline were selected to give a talk. Submit an abstract today and be selected to speak in one of the cutting-edge Minisymposia. ASCB members can now use the new MyASCB portal  … 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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UPR Video Wins CASE Prize

Got two minutes and 37 seconds to grasp the unfolded protein response (UPR)? At just under three minutes, the video What Is the Unfolded Protein Response? from the University Relations Department at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) does the job with a white board  … Read more

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Hot Technology, Hot Questions

Six months out, Jonathan Weissman’s Porter Lecture is still to be written. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator jokes, “I haven’t done all the experiments yet.” But Weissman expects that, come time for the Porter Lecture on December 13 at the  … Read more

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Deborah Harmon Hines to Receive Alberts Award

In recognition of her long-standing contributions to bringing underrepresented students into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields and helping them to be successful in their education, the ASCB has selected Deborah Harmon Hines to receive the 2015 Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education.  … Read more

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Cell Biology Day at Einstein: Introducing Kids to Research

February 25, 2015, was a special day at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. For the first time ever, a group of 30 eighth graders from P.S. 89, a neighboring public school in the Bronx, visited the campus for “Cell Biology Day at  … Read more

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1996 WICB / Career Strategy Columns (Archive)

Affirmative Action in the Biological Sciences; Caroline M. Kane and Laura Williams 12/01/1996 This is the second of two articles about affirmative action. The first article, “Affirmative Action in California: How the Issues Affect the Nation,” appeared in the November 1996 issue of the ASCB  … Read more

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1995 WICB / Career Strategy Columns (Archive)

Books of Interest to Women in Science: A WICB Reading List; W. Sue Shafer   12/01/1995 Books, books, books!! So many good books, so little time. Writing this on a rainy morning, I am reminded of one of my favorite images: Jo from Little Women,  … Read more

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2003 WICB / Career Strategy Columns (Archive)

Pursuing Science Across the Pacific Ocean: Liqun Luo   12/01/2003 Scientists born and educated in Asia have contributed significantly to life sciences research in the United States. Just open up any leading journal and one will find first authors, and increasingly senior authors, whose names  … Read more

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