Mary Spiro is ASCB's Science Writer and Social Media Manager.


A Sound-Based Probe for Cellular Mechanics

Researchers from the laboratory of Gijs Wuite at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, collaborating with scientists from Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, University of Groningen in The Netherlands, and the University of Barcelona in Spain, have developed a method that uses sound to  … Read more

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Combating antimalarial drug resistance

Chloroquine (CQ) used to be considered the gold standard in the treatment of malaria caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum. However, several strains of P. falciparum are emerging as drug resistant and compromising the current drug treatment. Researchers at the University of São Paulo, Brazil,  … Read more

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Member Profile: Debra “Page” Baluch

Research scientist Page Baluch manages the W.M. Keck Bioimaging Laboratory at Arizona State University (ASU). She helps scientists of all kinds obtain the imaging data they need, from organisms as diverse as plants and bacteria. Although her lab has many tools, the popular confocal microscopes  … Read more

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The cell biologist’s expanding toolbox

The cell biologist’s toolbox grows more powerful with each passing year. As cell scientists collaborate with experts in computer science, chemistry, physics, and engineering, new technologies and new methods of using established technologies are added regularly. What can these advanced technologies tell us about cells  … Read more

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Baltimore city youngsters combine art and science through Society funded program

Few things are more energizing than a classroom full of youngsters fully engaged in learning. Such was the case one Wednesday afternoon in Baltimore, MD, when third and fourth graders at the Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School (Henderson-Hopkins) were constructing decorative DNA  … Read more

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EMBO Gold Medal Winners Honored for Research on Meiosis Mistakes, Bacterial Defense

German biochemist and ASCB member Melina Schuh and Czech microbiologist Marek Basler have been awarded the 2018 EMBO Gold Medal. The award is given each year to scientists under the age of 40 who have made outstanding contributions to the life sciences in Europe. Basler  … Read more

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Inaugural Porter Prizes for Research Excellence

ASCB has named the winners of the inaugural Porter Prizes for Research Excellence. The $4,000 prize for outstanding postdoctoral research will go to Melanie White, a research fellow at Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology (IMCB) A*STAR, Singapore. A $2,000 award for outstanding predoctoral research  … Read more

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Ruth Lehmann to Deliver 2018 Keith Porter Lecture

Ruth Lehmann, chair of the Department of Cell Biology and director of the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at New York University, has been chosen to present the Keith Porter Lecture on Sunday, December 9, at 3:15 pm at the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in San  … Read more

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Lozano Named 2018 E.E. Just Award Winner

Each year the ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee chooses an outstanding underrepresented minority (URM) scientist who is known not only for his or her scientific achievements but also for mentoring other URM students and scientists. The 2018 recipient of the E.E. Just Award is Guillermina (Gigi)  … Read more

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Kelsie Eichel Named 2018 Merton Bernfield Awardee

Kelsie Eichel, now a Damon Runyon postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Kang Shen at Stanford University, has been selected to receive the 2018 Merton Bernfield Award. She will be honored with a plaque, $1,000, and a chance to speak at the Organelle Homeostasis Minisymposium  … Read more

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