Senate passes tax bill in the dark of the night

Just after 2 am December 2, the United States Senate passed a bill that makes significant changes to the American tax system. Days earlier, the House of Representatives passed a similar bill. One of the changes in the bill passed by the House of Representatives,  … Read more

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Tax cut bill could raise taxes for graduate students

Congress is quickly working on a bill that, if passed, would make major changes to the U.S. tax system, including tax reductions that would reduce the amount of revenue coming into the federal government. The 400-page bill approved on Thursday afternoon by the House Ways  … Read more

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Elevator Speech Contest

The premise of the One-Minute Elevator Speech Contest https://www.ascb.org/2016meeting/elevator-speech-contest/ is simple: The elevator door closes and you’ve got a trapped audience – a U.S. Senator, your dean, or Taylor Swift. Go for it! Sell your science in 60 seconds!  If you’re attending ASCB 2016, you can  … Read more

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Elevator Speech Contest

The premise of the One-Minute Elevator Speech Contest https://www.ascb.org/2016meeting/elevator-speech-contest/ is simple: The elevator door closes and you’ve got a trapped audience – a U.S. Senator, your dean, or Taylor Swift. Go for it! Sell your science in 60 seconds!  If you’re attending ASCB 2016, you can  … Read more

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A Scientist Walks Into an Elevator—Make a 60-Second Selfie of Your Best Science Pitch and Win at ASCB 2016

The premise of the One-Minute Elevator Speech Contest https://www.ascb.org/2016meeting/elevator-speech-contest/ is simple: The elevator door closes and you’ve got a trapped audience – a U.S. Senator, your dean, or Taylor Swift. Go for it! Sell your science in 60 seconds!  If you’re attending ASCB 2016, you can  … Read more

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Cell News—Transcription Regulation That’s Not All in the Family

There is no shortage of complexity in animal cell biology but for sheer variety of unexpected mechanisms, plants are way out in front of the evolutionary curve. Post-transcriptional interactions between families of transcription factors have been seen in yeast and in animal models such as  … Read more

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New Alan Hall Award Offers a Ride to ASCB 2016 for a Grad Student or Early Postdoc

The unexpected death at 62 of Alan Hall sent a shockwave last May through the cell biology research community in the US and in the UK. That shock was felt mostly keenly by the “Alan Halls,” a transatlantic network of his former graduate students and postdocs  … Read more

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Our People—ASCBers Are 14 of 84 Early-Career ‘Faculty Scholars’ Named by HHMI-Simons-Gates Foundations

A new collaborative effort by three of America’s leading non-government funders of biomedical research to address “growing concern about the significant challenges that early-career scientists are facing” has named a first cohort of 84 early-career Faculty Scholars. Thirteen of the 84 are active ASCB members.  … Read more

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road—President’s FY 16 Budget Promises More NIH Grant Money

The Obama Administration sent its Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal to Congress today and it contained good news for the biomedical research community—a 3.3% increase in funding over last year for more NIH research grants.   The publication of the President’s budget proposal is only  … Read more

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ASCB President-Elect Walter Wins Lasker

The UPR has unfolded into the 2014 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for ASCB President-Elect for 2016 Peter Walter. A Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Walter was named co-winner winner  … Read more

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