Organic Ideas for Composting at CST


Posted by Elias W on Oct 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

As a company that believes in leaving our mark on science, but not on the earth, CST has made a commitment to use compostable cups and plates in our US cafeterias.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

CST Interns: A Fun and Productive Summer for Future STEM Leaders


Posted by Elias W and Ken B on Aug 23, 2017 3:00:00 AM

The development and testing of new products at Cell Signaling Technology (CST) involves the work of many teams using different techniques and technologies. This presents a variety of opportunities for summer interns to gain first-hand experience on projects ranging from bioinformatics to cell culture and staining tissue samples. For most students, a CST internship offers their first experience in a biotech lab and in a team-driven, professional (but still fun) environment.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Career Development, Science Education

Sowing the Seeds of Research Success in Developing Countries


Posted by Claire S on Jul 12, 2017 3:00:00 AM

 

Boston is famous for the Red Sox, baked beans, and for having a distinctive accent. What you may not know is that it’s also renowned for its thriving scientific community. With hundreds of colleges, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies in the Greater Boston area, what better location for Seeding Labs a non-profit organization whose mission is to help talented scientists in developing countries to conduct life-changing research. With help from the community they provide these scientists with the resources they need but might not have access to, including lab equipment, training, and access to key influencers in their field.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

CST Joins Worldwide "March for Science" on Earth Day, April 22nd


Posted by Elias W on Apr 12, 2017 3:00:00 AM

 A version of this article was originally posted on 4/3/17 for the MassBio Blog

The science is in, and there’s no question that we’re long overdue to take action on behalf of the planet. As a community of scientists who work hard at the lab bench and relax on a park bench, it’s important that we all do our part this Earth Day.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Investing in our Communities and Promoting Science Education


Posted by Carolyn P on Jul 20, 2016 3:00:00 AM

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
- Antoine de St. Exupery

Every generation has its dreamers; pioneering individuals who aren’t satisfied with the status quo, but who will drive forward towards something bigger, something better . . . 

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR

Sowing the Seeds of Research Success in Developing Countries


Posted by Claire S on Jun 1, 2016 3:00:00 AM

 

Boston is famous for the Red Sox, baked beans, and for having a distinctive accent. What you may not know is that it’s also renowned for its thriving scientific community. With hundreds of colleges, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies in the Greater Boston area, what better location for Seeding Labs a non-profit organization whose mission is to help talented scientists in developing countries to conduct life-changing research. With help from the community they provide these scientists with the resources they need but might not have access to, including lab equipment, training, and access to key influencers in their field.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Investing in Our Communities:  Small Grants Program at CST


Posted by Elias W on Mar 9, 2016 3:00:00 AM

Science is our passion and our mission at Cell Signaling Technology (CST) is to help move science forward in order to understand questions about disease that will ultimately improve the quality of our lives. But as we go about our business we cannot ignore the important links we have to our local communities and the planet.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Request a Free 2016 Hidden Beauty Calendar


Posted by Kira H on Dec 30, 2015 3:00:00 AM

Nature’s Hidden Beauty: the 2016 CST Calendar

Moving science forward by helping solve important questions about disease and cancer is our mission, but ultimately, human health depends on the health of our planet. Understanding the interactions that shape the living planet on a global level is just as important to us as the complex molecular interactions involved in cellular signaling.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Employee volunteerism: good for the community, good for employee health.


Posted by Tara W and Kira H on Oct 7, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Most people who have volunteered will agree that giving back to the community can make you feel good. But beyond the mental health benefits, recent studies have found that spending time helping others may also be good for your body. In an article published in Psychology and Aging, researchers from Carnegie Mellon found that there is an association between regular volunteer work and a decreased risk for high blood pressure in adults over 50 (Harvard Health Blog). This may be due to an overall more active lifestyle, or a result of the decrease in stress that many people experience while volunteering; either way, people who offer their time regularly seem to get back almost as much as they give.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Pedals,Trains and Trainers: Alternative Transportation at CST 


Posted by Elias W on Sep 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

You’ve heard the stats on the chain of causality between cars, carbon emissions and global warming. Of course, carpooling or public transit would be the greener option for commuting, but for most of us it isn’t always the most convenient means of getting to work, or we live in areas that aren’t linked with bus or rail.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility