ASCB Members Approve Changes to Bylaws

In May, ASCB members voted in an online ballot to approve changes to the Society’s Bylaws that are necessary to ensure their compliance with the New York nonprofit code. The New York nonprofit code is the controlling authority over ASCB’s governance documents and procedures because  … Read more

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Highlights from MBoC

Vimentin intermediate filaments (in green) are remarkably dynamic. Their transport along microtubules (in red) is revealed by live-cell two-color total-internal-reflection fluorescence structured illumination microscopy (TIRF-SIM). See Mol. Biol. Cell 26, 1675–1686. (Image: acquired at the Advanced Imaging Center of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at  … Read more

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A Chilly Climate for Science Funding

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate are beginning to build the FY16 federal budget, and despite widespread support for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) among congressional leaders, there seems to be a chill in the air when it comes to overall support  … Read more

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Scientists Beyond Stereotypes

The Importance of Communal Opportunities in Science Amanda Diekman The question of why people enter into and persist in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is particularly relevant for women, because women are more likely than men to leave the STEM career path at  … Read more

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Patrick O’Neill to Receive MBoC Paper of the Year Award

Patrick O’Neill of the Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, was named by the Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editorial Board as recipient of the 24th annual MBoC Paper of the Year Award. As a postdoc in N. Gautam’s lab,  … Read more

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Vladimir Denic to Receive 2015 Early Career Life Scientist Award

Vladimir Denic, associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, has been named the 2015 ASCB Early Career Life Scientist Awardee. Vladimir Denic Denic was selected because of his significant contributions to the fields of membrane protein biogenesis and autophagy.  … Read more

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Congressional Action Backs Congressional Words on NIH Budget

It’s one thing for politicians to say they support something, but it’s an entirely different thing when they back up their words with money. Such has been the case recently as the Appropriations Committees in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives announced funding  … Read more

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You Can Use MyASCB Portal to Pay for Abstract Submissions

Over 30% of 2014 Annual Meeting attendees who submitted an abstract by the first deadline were selected to give a talk. Submit an abstract today and be selected to speak in one of the cutting-edge Minisymposia. ASCB members can now use the new MyASCB portal  … Read more

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The Sensational vs. the Useful in the Quest for Reproducibility in Research

A core concept in scientific research is that empirical results must be replicable. This concept dates back to the birth of the experimental method itself. The Accademia del Cimento (Academy of Experiment) was founded in Florence in 1657 by Galileo’s students and it published the  … Read more

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