Cynthia Kuhn Understanding How Age and Sex Factor in Drug Addiction Member Spotlight June 29, 2016 Cynthia Kuhn’s switch from geology to psychopharmacology began with a bummer. In the 1960s, Kuhn was an undergraduate at Stanford, and as she puts it, “obsessed with volcanoes,” which was a rare pursuit for women back then. So rare, in fact, that when it came time to do her required summer fieldwork, Kuhn was the only woman signed up. Not willing to send her into the field “with the boys,” Kuhn’s supervisor barred her from going on the trip, effectively extinguishing her dreams of volcanology. Ever resilient and inquisitive, Kuhn soon found a new obsession, one that was a sign of the times. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Leadership Lessons from Confronting Crises Video May 24, 2016 Leadership skills are often honed in the crucible of crisis, for issues ranging from a budget meltdown to a natural disaster. Science Editor-in-Chief and president-elect, National Academy of Sciences, Marcia McNutt is no stranger to crisis management—during her years helming the USGS, she was known as the "master of disaster." In this AAAS Colloquium Talk, she gives examples of lessons she has gained from her career of fighting oil spills, responding to earthquakes, reinventing institutions, and even combating scientific misconduct. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals Video March 29, 2016 Last September, the United Nations member countries approved 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as their 2030 Agenda for guiding the world over the next 15 years. In January, AAAS Fellow E. Science relaunches website Science relaunches website Tuesday, January 12, 2016, AAAS's online flagship journal, Science, has a brand new look that incorporates many new features as well as existing online elements from the more recent journals in the Science family. The site rolled over on Tuesday, around 1:00 p.m. Karin Rodland, surveying cancer’s biological landscape Karin Rodland survey's cancer’s landscape Member Spotlight November 18, 2015 When AAAS Fellow Karin Rodland pilots her Cessna 182 Skylane, she gains both altitude and perspective, using patterns on the landscape for orientation in the immense, empty sky. Back in her lab, Rodland’s research is also guided by patterns. Her goal is to survey the big biological picture and zero in on cancer before it spreads. AAAS member Satoshi Omura awarded 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine AAAS member Satoshi Omura awarded 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Monday, October 5, 2015 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was awarded jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria. Omura is a professor emeritus at Kitasato University, Japan and member of AAAS. Phil Collins, professor of physics and astronomy at UC-Irvine Phil Collins develops tiny wire 'bugs' to study molecular behavior Member Spotlight June 5, 2015 Long before the nanotech frenzy kicked in, AAAS Fellow Phil Collins was thinking about studying "tiny wires." Now, 30 years after he started toying with the idea, the rise of nanotechnology is creating novel research partnerships, as biologists, engineers—and physicists—seize on its vast possibilities for molecular research. Can Congress now take on antibiotic resistance? Capitol Connection May 4, 2015 As a child, U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) lost her sister Virginia to pneumonia. Deeply affected by this loss, she chose to pursue degrees in microbiology and public health. Since 1999, Slaughter has put her knowledge in these fields to work in efforts to pass legislation designed to curb a frightening increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. With public sentiment shifting on this topic, does she finally have a shot? Elisabet de los Pinos: Growing a startup from scratch, with help from a postdoc Biotech pioneer innovates startup workplace with help from postdoc Driving Force August 6, 2015 Elisabet de los Pinos, Ph.D.Founder and CEOAura Biosciences, Cambridge, MA Background:Molecular biologist Elisabet de los Pinos was just 37 when she had the novel idea to use viral proteins to deliver cancer-killing drugs directly to tumor cells—to enhance the efficacy and reduce the toxic side effects of traditional chemotherapies. To sound out her theory, she turned to the world’s top virologists, who encouraged her to develop the technology. Cancer research award application deadline March 15 Cancer research award application deadline March 15 Monday, March 2, 2015 Attention young cancer researchers: the application deadline for the prestigious 2015 AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award has been extended to 15 March, 2015.