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RETROSPECTIVE Howard K. Schachman (1918 – 2016)
FEATURE The odyssey of autophagy
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The cover story for this issue is about autophagy. John Arnst, ASBMB’s science writer, describes how Yoshinori Ohsumi’s work on the process, for which he won this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, has opened up new avenues of investigation in cell and molecular biology. There is also a retrospective about Howard K. Schachman, a renowned biochemist and a leader in science policy. As always, the magazine offers a variety of stories, such as journal news, member updates and perspectives.
At the end of each year, the Journal of Biological Chemistry
editors put together a compendium of minireviews. Now the compendium will be
entirely digital, which will allow readers to quickly navigate to reviews most
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to see the compendium.
The Journal of Lipid Research has a video illustrating a new paper about the structure of very low-density lipoproteins. The research team used a new technique called IPET to create the visualizations.
Donald F. Hunt, professor of chemistry and pathology at the University of Virginia, and Carolyn R. Bertozzi, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass professor of chemistry and professor of chemical and systems biology and radiology at Stanford University, are two of the American Chemical Society’s 2017 National Award recipients
Columbia University announced that its top honor for achievement in biological and biochemical research, the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize , this year went to Gary Felsenfeld of the National Institutes of Health. Felsenfeld won the recognition along with Howard Cedar and Aharon Razin of the Hebrew University for their
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