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Cell News—Puf RNA binding over 500 million years

It turns out RNA binding goes way back. Gregory Hogan, Patrick Brown, and Daniel Herschlag at Stanford University just traced the evolutionary history of one RNA binding protein: Puf, which has been well characterized in  … Read more

Professional Development Events at the 2015 ASCB Annual Meeting
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Not only is the annual meeting a time to hear about the latest science and technology advancements in cell biology, but also a time for students and postdocs to find out about career options, network  … Read more

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Cell News—Centrosome amplification in skin does not promote tumorigenesis

Cancer cells are often have too many centrosomes. It was believed that the accumulation of centrosomes promoted the disease—contributing to chromosome instability and asymmetric cell divisions, which led to cell proliferation. But ASCB members Anita  … Read more

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Our People—Former ASCB President Liz Blackburn to Head Salk Institute

Elizabeth Blackburn, a winner of the Nobel Prize and former ASCB President, will become the next President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA, on January 1. She will be the  … Read more

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Cell News—Exclusive lipid in common parasite involved in its virulence

Phospholipids are a major component of all cell membranes, but surprisingly not all organisms have the same membrane lipids. Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most common parasites, causing chronic infection in 30% of the  … Read more

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Cell News—Proteomics of primary cilia reveals new ciliary signaling proteins

Primary cilia, which project from nearly every cell in the body, are essential structures for some signaling pathways. However, because they are not a membrane-bound organelles, it is difficult to isolate and study the proteins  … Read more

A Climate Change Pause? The Science Behind the Debate
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Within the scientific community empirical acceptance of anthropogenic climate change is by far the prevailing view, with scientific dissent comprising only a small minority. Outside the research community, however, a recurring contention by climate skeptics  … Read more