Caught in the fray between traditional disciplinary models and new funding paradigms is a growing body of programs, institutes and and centers known as "interdisciplinary programs." Do scientists enter at their own peril?
Proteins that become misshapen and “misfolded” are connected to degenerative diseases such as cystic fibrosis. AAAS Fellow Jeff Brodsky was among the researchers who helped discover a cellular pathway that leads to misfolded proteins being degraded, known as the Endoplasmic Reticulum Associated Degradation (ERAD) pathway.
There are potential risks associated with the use of these new forms of communication. Here are some cautionary tales about social media use as well as some thoughts on how to avoid such problems.
Huntington's Disease is a degenerative disorder that destroys brain cells and kills people in the prime of life. Right now, there is no treatment for Huntington's Disease. AAAS Fellow Leslie Thompson has developed models of the disease in fruit flies and mice and hopes it could someday lead to a treatment.
AAAS Fellow Jane Maienschein has dedicated her career to working to change public perception of biology’s value to society and to help shape reasoned policymaking on controversial bioethical issues—including evolution, embryo research, cloning and stem cells.
San Francisco is moving to ban the sale of single-use plastic water bottles. Other municipalities and organizations are following suit. Can legislated Ban the Bottle campaigns make a dent in landfills?
Join AAAS on May 6 for the second installment of our AAAS Career Webinar series, "Building Your First Lab." In this webinar, our distinguished speakers will address lab design, creating and keeping a startup list, budgeting for space, equipment and staff, and hiring and managing personnel. This event is free for AAAS members, who can log in here to register. Please follow this link for non-member pricing and registration information. »
Join AAAS on May 13 for the third installment of our AAAS Career Webinar series, "High-Level Scientific Talks." In this webinar, our panel will discuss communication techniques for chalk talks (job talks), large audience talks, and poster presentations. This event is free for AAAS members, who can log in here to register. Please follow this link for non-member pricing and registration information. »
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