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Cell News—Structure of hook that connects cargo to motors

Inside cells, cargo is carried inside tiny bubbles and pulled along tracks by molecular motors. But like a boxcar on a train track, something has to connect the cargo container to the locomotive engine for  … Read more

Innovating STEM Learning in Higher Education
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Getting young students through the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pathway has been a long-standing national priority. Federal grants to improve K-12 STEM outcomes date as far back as the Eisenhower administration of the  … Read more

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Biophysicist Eva Nogales Named 2016 Porter Lecturer

Eva Nogales, a University of California, Berkeley professor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory senior faculty member, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will give the 2016 Keith Porter Lecture at ASCB 2016 this December in San  … Read more

Why do we still need an Association for Women in Science? An Interview with Isabel C. Escobar
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The need for strong female leaders in STEM According to a 2011 U.S. Department of Commerce report, only one in seven engineers is female. But women are not only grossly underrepresented in engineering, but also  … Read more

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Daniel Alfonso Colón-Ramos, A Student with 1,000 Questions, Wins E.E. Just Award

Daniel Alfonso Colón-Ramos always liked asking questions. Growing up in Puerto Rico, his questions earned him a lousy reputation among teachers. But now as a professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Yale, Colón-Ramos’ endless  … Read more

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Last Call for Celldance 2016 Proposals—What? Why? And Finally When?

Imagine yourself sitting in a bar with labmates, celebrating your latest cell imaging videos that you are screening on a computer tablet. A complete stranger standing next to you glances over your shoulder and is  … Read more

Women in STEM: Still So Few and Far Between
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The environment of women in STEM According to a 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, women make up 47 percent of the total U.S. workforce. However, women are underrepresented in the fields of science  … Read more