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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Two Former ASCB Presidents Win Breakthrough Prizes

Two past Presidents of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), Don Cleveland and Peter Walter, are among the winners of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Biomedical Research. Cleveland, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego, was 2013 ASCB President and Walter, a  … Read more

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Largest conference of cell biologists from across the globe to gather in Philadelphia December 2-6

MEDIA ADVISORY Latest research trends in cell biology focus on advanced techniques in cell imaging, a deeper understanding of the cell in the context of other scientific disciplines, and better diagnosis and treatment of disease through methods rooted in the foundations of basic cell science.   … Read more

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ASCB Names 67 Society Fellows for 2017

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased to announce the 2017 cohort of ASCB Fellows. The honor of being named an ASCB Fellow is bestowed to ASCB members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for their meritorious efforts to advance cell biology and  … Read more

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ASCB among founding members of newly launched Scientific Society Publisher Alliance

A group of prestigious not-for-profit scientific membership societies, including the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), have announced the launch of the Scientific Society Publisher Alliance (SSPA), an initiative focused on building awareness of and support for publication of scientific research by scientist-run scientific societies.  … Read more

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Illuminating cell organization with CRISPR-based gene tagging

The genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 has opened many doors for biomedical research by allowing scientists to precisely edit DNA sequences and alter function. The technology offers hope for correcting genetic defects and preventing disease. Scientists deploy glowing fluorescent tags to help them visualize  … Read more

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Fred Kavli Keynote Lecture: What a tiny worm taught Cori Bargmann about the brain

The microscopic worm Caenorhabditis elegans has a story to tell, and Cori Bargmann wants to hear it. But along the way, this geneticist and neurobiologist has been recruited to lead an innovative research organization with amazing potential. Bargmann plans to shine the spotlight on both  … Read more

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2017 E.E. Just Award winner is JoAnn Trejo

It was during summers as an undergraduate while living in a small cottage on the property of immigrant engineering professor Antoni Oppenheim that this year’s E.E. Just Award winner JoAnn Trejo’s passion for science was fostered. Oppenheim’s mentoring—and certainly Trejo’s own strength and gumption—propelled her  … Read more

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Hartl and Horwich named 2017 E.B. Wilson Medalists

ASCB has selected F. Ulrich Hartl of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry and Arthur Horwich of the Yale School of Medicine/HHMI to receive its prestigious 2017 E.B. Wilson Medal. Hartl, a biochemist, and Horwich, a geneticist, are pioneers in the realm of cellular protein  … Read more

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Nanoscale forces measured in aortic smooth muscle cells tell story of disease

Researchers from Virginia Tech and the University of Pittsburgh have collaborated to employ a novel nanoscale fibrous system that can measure the tiny forces exerted by and upon individual cells with extreme precision. The team hopes that this platform, which investigators call nanonet force microscopy  … Read more

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