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Five months and one government shutdown late

May 7, 2019
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It was over five months late and resulted in a 35-day government shutdown, but Congress and the president have finally…

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New editor-in-chief named for ASCB’s basic research journal

May 2, 2019
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The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is excited to announce that Matthew D. Welch has been selected to be…

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MBoC solicits papers for second special issue on the Cell Biology of Stem Cells

April 1, 2019
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Submit a Paper Submission deadline extended to August 15 Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editor-in-Chief David Drubin has announced…

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Unsolved Problems in Cell Biology: Cell Atlas of the Metabolome

March 13, 2019

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

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

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A Human Cell Atlas Could Soon Be Reality

March 12, 2019

The Human Genome Project provided researchers with valuable information by identifying and mapping the three billion DNA base pairs and…

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

March 11, 2019

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

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

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Potential changes to science publishing

February 8, 2019

An earthquake is slowly rumbling across the international scientific publishing landscape. Depending on the size of the quake, it could…

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A Sound-Based Probe for Cellular Mechanics

December 25, 2018

Researchers from the laboratory of Gijs Wuite at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, collaborating with scientists from Weizmann Institute…

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