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.
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?
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.
One of the most exciting parts of becoming a scientist is the opportunity to build your own lab. But with that appointment comes financial needs and responsibilities. In this webinar, "Building Your First Lab," you'll hear from PI's who have successfully setup labs and will share their know-how with you. Join us May 6 at 12 noon ET for this exclusive event. »
In this webinar, you will learn firsthand from accomplished Ph.D.s who have successfully navigated a career outside of the research realm. They’ll talk about their own experiences, examine a range of career options open to STEM professionals across different sectors, and discuss the analytic, communication and teamworking skills needed for these kinds of roles. »
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