MBoC to begin publishing reviewer commentary along with articles

To promote transparency in scientific research, the basic research journal of the American Society for Cell Biology, Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC), will begin publishing peer review reports along with articles beginning in early 2019. “Publishing peer reviewers’ comments and authors’ responses will encourage  … Read more

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ASCB offers free green card webinar for foreign scientific researchers

Recent federal policy changes have impacted the ability for some international researchers to work in the United States, but there are solutions. The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has teamed with immigration law firm Getson and Shatz to offer a free webinar—Green Cards for Scientific Researchers:  … Read more

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MBoC seeks submissions for 5th issue on quantitative cell biology

The American Society for Cell Biology announces that their journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) seeks submissions for the Fifth Annual Special Issue on Quantitative Cell Biology. This issue will build on the successes of four previous issues published in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and will provide an opportunity for researchers whose  … Read more

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Physical sciences meet cell biology in special edition ‘Forces’ issue

The second annual edition of “Forces On and Within Cells, a special issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), launched August 8, online.  The collection of research in this issue represents some of the discipline’s  … Read more

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ASCB awards seven ‘Science Sandbox’ public engagement grants

The American Society for Cell Biology’s (ASCB) new Public Engagement Grants, supported by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation, has selected seven finalists for the 2018 awards cycle. The grantees will receive from $10,000 to $35,000 to realize their bold ideas, with the  … Read more

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HHMI chooses four ASCB members to join 2018 investigator cadre

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) today announced that it will invest $200 million in a new cadre of 19 investigators, a group of individuals known for pushing the boundaries of biomedical research. The four long-time ASCB members in the new group of investigators announced  … Read more

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ASCB issues comments on Next Generation Researchers Initiative

Soon after the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the creation of the Grant Support Index (GSI) in May 2017, the ASCB Executive Committee asked the Public Policy Committee (PPC) to review the new proposal and provide them with a position paper. The GSI  … Read more

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Curry calls for renewed dedication to DORA mission

At the 2012 meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, a group of scientific publishers and editors gathered to call for a paradigm shift in how the value of research significance and impact should be assessed. The result of that meeting  … Read more

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ASCB seeks to improve science literacy through new public engagement grants

When scientists engage with their community, both sides benefit from improved understanding. That’s the philosophy behind a new grant program from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). The program is supported by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation. Members of the scientific  … Read more

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Scientific societies join forces to increase diversity in STEM

With the support of the National Science Foundation, the American Society for Cell Biology and the Biophysical Society have joined an effort to create the Alliance of Scientific Societies for broad participation in STEM for the next generation of scientists. The founding partners include the  … Read more

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