In Memoriam: Günter Blobel, 81, Nobel Prize winning molecular biologist

Günter Blobel, who won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering protein guidance mechanisms, died February 18, 2018. He was 81. Blobel was a past president of ASCB (1990), a co-recipient of the Society’s prestigious E.B Wilson Medal (1986), and an inaugural ASCB Fellow.  … Read more

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In Memoriam: Morris J. Karnovsky, 91, pathology pioneer

Morris J.  Karnovsky, the Shattuck Professor of Pathological Anatomy, Emeritus at Harvard Medical School, past president of ASCB (1984), winner of the Society’s prestigious E.B. Wilson Medal, and recently named ASCB Fellow, died on January 21, 2018.  He was 91. Karnovsky was noted for numerous  … Read more

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Montell offers guidance for bringing politicians into the lab

The American Society for Cell Biology encourages its members to write letters to their local government official, meet with members of Congress on Hill Day, or otherwise engage with the policy-making process in any way that they can, especially with regards to how it affects  … Read more

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ASCB seeks to improve science literacy through new public engagement grants

When scientists engage with their community, both sides benefit from improved understanding. That’s the philosophy behind a new grant program from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). The program is supported by Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation. Members of the scientific  … Read more

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The Best of the ASCB Post: 2017 Edition

ASCB strives to offer the best content for our ASCB Post readers: content that is relevant, timely, and compelling. We are proud of the blogs and articles that we present to you each week, written by individual members and staff. This year, the ASCB Post  … Read more

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Special Interest Subgroup: Advanced Imaging for Quantitative Cell Biology

These days, cell biologists have more tools than ever in their imaging toolbox. During Saturday’s Special Interest Subgroup: Advanced Imaging for Quantitative Cell Biology at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting, speakers provided a survey of some of the latest methods used to visualize cell structure, components,  … 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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Symposium to focus on cell interactions both helpful and deadly

Cells do not exist in isolation but in association with one another within tissues, in organs, and within bodily fluids. At the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting, the Symposium on Cell Interactions will address some of the ways cells communicate, influence each other, and impact their surroundings  … 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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Symposium explores metabolism at the cellular level

In Western nations, obesity and diabetes have led to a form of fatty liver disease (FLD) that, in certain individuals, can progress to cirrhosis and deadly liver cancer. How and why these life-threatening medical conditions develop remain unclear. This will be one of the topics  … Read more

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