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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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Seeing beyond sight: new computational approaches to understanding cells

December 20, 2018

Since Leeuwenhoek’s first illustrations were published, biologists have strived and struggled to extract understanding from the often noisy and nearly…

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Combating antimalarial drug resistance

December 19, 2018

Chloroquine (CQ) used to be considered the gold standard in the treatment of malaria caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum.…

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HHMI Janelia’s Advanced Imaging Center: Breaking Barriers

December 17, 2018

Back in the 1980s, I was astounded to be able to see individual microtubules in a squid giant axon the…

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Developing a Computational Pipeline and Benchmark Datasets for Image-Based Transcriptomics

December 17, 2018

A New Technology Multiplexed image-based transcriptomics is an emerging technology for measuring spatially resolved gene expression in cells and intact…

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Human Organoids: A New Dimension in Cell Biology

December 11, 2018

Human organoids are being hailed as a major development in biomedicine in a report issued by the American Society for…

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Bioprinting: Ethical and societal implications

November 16, 2018
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In a recent ASCB Post article in the “What’s it all about?” series, Amanda Haage explains developments in the recent…

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What’s it all about? 3D bioprinting

October 26, 2018

The idea of scientists growing body parts in the lab usually conjures up images of popular science fiction, too farfetched…

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Evidence indicates desire for change in undergraduate learning techniques

August 30, 2018

As an undergraduate psychology major, I had a mandatory course—Biological Basis of Behavior. Previously, I had taken a neurobiology course…

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