Spotlight on Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Health Awareness—Finding the Key to New Medical Breakthroughs (NAPS)—When it comes to medical breakthroughs, basic research is the first important step to understanding how diseases develop and where to intervene. Whether studying animals or plants, the payoff can be big. Read more Unexpected Discoveries, Unsuspected  … Read more

CELL-ebrate Darwin

Read the March 2009 ASCB Newsletter President’s Column – “Celebrating Darwin and the Scientific Method.” The American Society for Cell Biology celebrated the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth a little early. The ASCB’s 2006 Annual Meeting showcased a symposium on “Deciphering Darwin” featuring three  … Read more

Spotlight on Progeria

Children’s Health Update — Basic Research Leads to New Treatments (NAPS)—Funding for basic medical research is paying dividends when it comes to battling many diseases. In one instance, it has helped to develop a treatment for a condition that ages children before their time…and may  … Read more

Nuclear Meltdown: Mutant Lamins Cause Premature Aging

The human face of HGPS: Lindsay, age 18 months. Photo courtesy of the Progeria Research Foundation. Children diagnosed with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) race through life against an unfairly fast clock. Cases are extremely rare — one in 8 million births — but time plays  … Read more

Shoichiro Tsukita’s Discovery of the Claudins

A Note Regarding Shoichiro Tsukita Shoichiro Tsukita was one of the best, well known, and respected cell biologists in Japan, and, sadly, pancreatic cancer took him away much too early at the age of 52 in 2005. His amazing courage and dedication to science were  … Read more

The Facets of Cell Biology

Modern cell biology is a dynamic discipline that combines the interests of a variety of scientific fields including molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology, physiology, developmental biology, cytology, and genetics–fields that were once almost completely independent of each other. Cell biologists are at the core of  … Read more

The Facets of Cell Biology

Modern cell biology is a dynamic discipline that combines the interests of a variety of scientific fields including molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology, physiology, developmental biology, cytology, and genetics–fields that were once almost completely independent of each other. Cell biologists are at the core of  … Read more

Free Online Library of Cell Images Has a Birthday

ASCB’s “The Cell: An Image Library” Celebrates One Year Anniversary Online Image Resource To Spur Discoveries and Education in Human Health BETHESDA, MD, AUGUST 9, 2011 – An online library of cellular images freely available to biomedical researchers, educators, and the general public has reached  … Read more

Free Online Library of Cell Images Wins The Labby

ASCB’s “The Cell: An Image Library”  Celebrates One Year Anniversary, Now Passes 300,000 Page Views Online Image Resource to Spur Discoveries and Education in Human Health BETHESDA, MD, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011–An online library of cellular images freely available to biomedical researchers, educators, and the general  … Read more