WHY NOT WASHINGTON? » Any interest in running for office? If so, Scientists & Engineers for America is running a workshop May 10 to train scientists to run for office or work on an election campaign. To find out more about the "crash course" on being a political scientist, visit: http://tinyurl.com/2yc4nl.

SEEING SCHNEYER » Alan Schneyer, the scientist we profile in Losing your Lab, may have lost his lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, but that hasn't stopped his science. You can see him speak at the European Congress of Endocrinology, which runs from May 3-7 in Berlin, at a symposium on the TGFβ Superfamily of growth factors. For the program, go to: http://tinyurl.com/2uor75.

AN UNDYING GIFT » In A life behind life science, we describe Meenhard Herlyn's work with a melanoma patient to raise funds for research, part of which supported the International Melanoma Researchers Congress...

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