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Long September To-Do List for Congress

August 31, 2023

The House of Representatives and the Senate will face an extensive To-Do List when return to Washington, DC in the…

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August 2023 Newsletter

August 29, 2023

Read our August issue with career and mentoring tips, teaching primary literature, and the latest policy updates on university admissions

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Mentoring With Pride

August 29, 2023
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Pride month 2023 has come and gone. Corporate rainbow pride campaigns are now back to their traditional colors, fewer pride…

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Watch ASCB’s 2021 year-in-review video

February 18, 2022

At the virtual December Council Meeting, Interim Co-CEOs Kevin Wilson and Thea Clarke listed the many accomplishments of ASCB in…

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Biology Research Opportunities in Federal Government Laboratories

February 5, 2021
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The mission of US government research laboratories ranges from protecting our health, to defending our people and resources, to sending…

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Choosing the Right Postdoctoral Position for Your Career

February 5, 2021
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This session will be a panel discussion focused on postdoctoral positions. An important career decision is whether to pursue a…

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Let’s start with your name, current position, and location (click the links to see more about Raghu Padinjat, the lab, and NCBS): Prof. Raghu Padinjat; Professor & Dean of Research, Bangalore-India, National Centre for Biological Sciences What kind of research do you do? Cellular Neuroscience What is one word that best describes how you work?…


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One of the joys of a scientific career can be that our role is constantly changing. However, most of our training focuses on the practice of science: how to generate hypotheses, conduct experiments, and analyze data. Ideally, we also have some experience with scientific communication to generate manuscripts and presentations about our research. During training,…

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Preprint Highlight: Morphogenesis in Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes proceeds via a highly asymmetric cell division

July 20, 2023

Trypanosoma cruzi is a protozoan parasite that causes Chagas’ disease, a neglected tropical disease that kills approximately 50,000 people each…

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Introducing Significance Statements and Badges to MBoC articles

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MBoC has been piloting the use of structured Significance Statements and visual Badges in our Preprint Highlights since 2022. We…

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Preprint Highlight: TPPP Forms Liquid Condensates and Aggregates in Multiple System Atrophy

June 17, 2023

Oligodendrocytes extend the plasma membrane surrounding axons with myelin sheaths. To accomplish this, oligodendrocytes rely on Golgi outposts, a compartment…

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Preprint Highlight: Telomeric DNA breaks in human induced pluripotent stem cells trigger ATR-mediated arrest and telomerase-independent telomere length maintenance

June 16, 2023

Dysfunctional telomeres in differentiated cells activate the ATM (ataxia telangiectasia-mutated)-dependent DNA damage response (DDR), leading to cell cycle arrest. However,…

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Preprint Highlight: mRNA Location and Translation Rate Determine Protein Targeting to Dual Destinations

June 6, 2023

NET1 is a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for RhoA GTPase that plays different roles in the nucleus and cytoplasm. While…

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