Science and Society

Trump administration proposes another hurdle for international students

November 24, 2020
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In what has been viewed by many in the scientific community as just another attack on science and foreign students,…

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Science sketches bring MBoC research to life

November 23, 2020
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You may have noticed that ASCB’s basic science journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC), has recently featured short explanatory…

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Highlights of ASCB’s diversity, equity, and inclusion town hall

November 18, 2020
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In late September, ASCB held an online town hall to present and discuss its developing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion action…

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With glutamate receptors, it’s all about location and timing

September 17, 2020
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Shigeki Watanabe, associate professor in the Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, recently received a 2020…

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House hearing recognizes role of basic research in recovery

September 15, 2020
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In early July, the House Budget Committee, whose role is to oversee the entire budget process and watch federal spending…

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ASCB fights to stop newest travel ban

September 14, 2020
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In the most recent chapter of the Trump administration’s anti-immigration campaign, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tried to make…

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Promoting diversity and advancing racial equity in the biomedical sciences

September 3, 2020
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The need for science to enhance the participation of students and faculty from historically underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds, and the…

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How will science reopen? The cost of uncertainty

July 9, 2020
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In the first few days of the COVID-19 quarantine, as many of us were figuring out where we would set…

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Visas for scientists part of COVID-19 debate

July 8, 2020
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The ability of international trainees and scientists to continue to work in the United States has been one of the…

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U.S. research funding bends but does not break

May 15, 2020
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As the COVID-19 virus made its way around the world, members of the American biomedical research community rushed to react,…

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