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Vitamin D

The road to professor

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ASBMB Announces Winners of POC-UAN Outreach Grants

UAN crop logoJuly 18, 2014- ASBMB is happy to announce that seven UAN chapters have been awarded funding to pursue outreach activities in their local communities. Read more



Online now: June-July 2014 issue of ASBMB Today

Cover of the June/July 2012 issue of ASBMB TodayJuly 2, 2014 — In the cover story of the latest issue of ASBMB Today, science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay explores a longstanding controversy over how much vitamin D is enough for good health. While the Institute of Medicine raised the recommended daily intake to 600 IUs in 2011, some say the limit should be increased more in light of mounting (but not yet conclusive) evidence that vitamin D does a lot more than promote bone health. In his final column as president, Jeremy Berg reflects on the ASBMB annual meeting and announces his new blog, Datahound. Our Perspectives section is full of commentary about careers. Check out Bill Sullivan’s open letter to his parents about becoming an academic researcher, blogger Prof-like Substance’s thoughts about being a “cool professor” and Andrew D. Hollenbach’s essay about what it means to be a successful mentor. Plus, learn about a two-part course on science communication taught by Thomas O. Baldwin at the University of California, Riverside. Read the June/July issue.

Journal News

JBC Thematic Minireview Series - Inteins

May 23, 2014 — Intein-mediated protein splicing raises questions and creates opportunities in fields that range from evolutionary biology, enzymology and molecular biophysics to protein design and biotechnology, as outlined in this minireview series.

Read all of the articles in this minireview series here.

JBC Thematic Minireview Series - Prions

May 23, 2014 — Prions are self-replicating protein aggregates and are the primary causative factor in a number of neurological diseases in mammals. The minireviews in this thematic series highlight the recent advances in prion biology and the role these unique proteins play in disease.

Read all of the articles in this series here

Member News

ASBMB Members Named HHMI ProfessorsHHMI LogoThe Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced 15 scientist-educators who have been named HHMI professors. Each will receive $1 million over five years "to create activities that integrate their research with student learning in ways that enhance students' understanding of science." Forty scientists have been named HHMI professors since the program began in 2002.
New members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Academy 2013 The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced in late April the election of 198 new members who will be inducted at a ceremony in October in Cambridge, Mass. Six ASBMB members were elected.  


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