Data deleted, truth denied

Making data disappear does not change the truth. We find ourselves in a dangerous moment where data and science— availability and process—are concerned. Anyone working in science has seen the consequences of data manipulation by scientists themselves: shame, censure, and the spite of your collea...

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ASCB Marches: After the dust settles

On April 22, more than 1 million scientists and science advocates gathered in 610 cities around the world to call for more evidence-based decision making, support for scientific research and education, and respect for unbiased expert analyses. ASCB members similarly showed up in force to voice their...

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ASCB comments on Trump FY18 budget

The Trump Administration has released its final, detailed FY18 federal budget and it is just what was expected: short on funding. The Trump proposal calls for an 18% overall cut for the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) with individual cuts for NIH Institutes and Centers ranging from 18% ...

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Niche Mentoring: How to Give Advice and Offer Help from Your Areas of Strength

Most of us have seen or heard about extraordinary mentors (e.g., reference 1), just as most of us have seen or heard about extraordinary teachers. By definition, “extraordinary” is not the norm. Our goal in this column is to widen the group of people who provide advice, information, advocacy, an...

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Career Perspectives: Karen Ring, Website and Social Media Manager at CIRM

Please describe your current position. I am the website and social media manager at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). How far in advance of your planned starting date did you begin looking for jobs? I wasn’t looking for jobs at the time but was contacted by compan...

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How to make an impact with your presentations

We’ve all been to those seminars where you’re fighting to keep your eyes open as the speaker drones on about results. In contrast, we’ve also been to seminars where the talk is so captivating, you lose a sense of time and you come out feeling inspired and excited about science. So what separat...

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Murray elected 2019 ASCB President

Andrew W. Murray of Harvard University was elected to serve as the 2019 president of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). He will serve as President-Elect in 2018 on ASCB’s Executive Committee. Murray is the Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Genetics in the Department of Molecul...

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Office Hours with EdComm May 2017

Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With that in mind, the ASCB Education Committee (EdComm) is pleased to offer Office Hours with EdComm, a column addressing broad issues in education, ranging from career ch...

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ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prize Essays May 2017

In fall 2016, ASCB awarded ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prizes to three cell biology researchers. ASCB introduced the prizes to honor not-yet-tenured independent investigators with outstanding scientific accomplishments and strong publication track records. The prizes were underwritten by Gibco, a bra...

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Looking Beyond the Individual: Reflections on E.E. Just and How Academic Institutions Shape Scientific Careers

This President’s Column is by guest columnist Daniel Colón-Ramos, recipient of the 2016 E.E. Just Award from the ASCB and associate professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Yale University. Science as something already in existence, already completed, is the most objective, impersonal thing...

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