Newsletter Feature

The unintended consequences of being a science advocate

May 20, 2019
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As scientists, we think about unintended consequences every day. For example, I ask lab members to show that a knockdown…

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congressperson lab visit

How and why you should get a Congressperson to visit your lab

May 17, 2019
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How I Got Started It all began with an email from ASCB Program Manager Fabiola Chacon asking if any members…

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Coalition for the Life Sciences

How the Coalition for the Life Sciences promotes biomedical research

May 15, 2019
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One thing about Washington: There is no shortage of coalitions. There are coalitions for feel-good issues such as child health…

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Unsolved Problems in Cell Biology: Cell Atlas of the Metabolome

March 13, 2019
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A cell is a bustling factory carrying out hundreds if not thousands of chemical reactions concurrently. These reactions are compartmentalized…

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Unsolved Problems in Cell Biology: Germline Immortality

March 13, 2019
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True mysteries often lie in something that we take for granted. One such mystery in biology that remains almost entirely…

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Unsolved Problems in Cell Biology: Reverse Engineering the Collective Action of Macromolecules

March 11, 2019
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Molecular biology conceptualizes biology through the chemistry of individual macromolecules or discrete complexes. Cell biology is fuzzier. It conceptualizes through…

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Unsolved Problems in Cell Biology: Why Do Microvilli Translocate?

March 4, 2019
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Ligand sensing structures like microvilli translocate in the plane of the plasma membrane. What is the functional significance of this…

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PALM Network: Developing Science Educators One Best Practice at a Time

July 31, 2018
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Helping to develop top-notch science educators is among ASCB’s top goals as a society. To support this endeavor, in 2016…

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