$2.5 million stimulus grant for ASCB to build up The Cell: An Image Library A $2.5 million stimulus grant announced yesterday by the National Institutes of Health will allow the American Society for Cell Biology to build an unprecedented, online image library of the cell which will be accessible to researchers readily, educators, learners, and the general public, according to ASCB Executive Director Joan Goldberg mobile contact number . We are very grateful to get this support from the NIH for a task which will advance science, wellness, and education, said Goldberg. That is terrific news, as this grant will enable the ASCB to determine a comprehensive, easily searchable public source database of cell images, movies, and animations, Principal Investigator Caroline Kane noted.
There are mixed messages approximately drinking during pregnancy that may lead some women to think it’s Okay to use alcohol, Tan said. For instance, some women are told that it’s OK to beverage in the third trimester, or that drinking wine is healthy, or that small amounts are fine as long as you don’t overdo it, she said. All of those are not true. ‘Again, there is no safe amount and no safe type of alcohol to beverage during pregnancy,’ Tan said. ‘It’s not worth it.’ Some expecting mothers may be struggling with alcoholism also, Quinlan added. ‘Drinking is part of our tradition, and for many ladies it’s harder to stop, even when they’re pregnant,’ she said. ‘Most of them know that is dangerous for their being pregnant, but it’s an addiction like any other and may be difficult to switch off.’ Wu and Quinlan said doctors and public wellness experts need to step up outreach and education initiatives.