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August 2017

Cover of the current issue of ASBMB Today  

COVER STORY
All about careers

FEATURE
Sexism in academia

ESSAY 
Disappointed — by cancer

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ASBMB News

ASBMB Today August 2017

In this issue, you’ll find advice to help you succeed in a variety of work environments. Angela Hopp provides a laundry list of the ASBMB’s career-related offerings. Diedre Ribbens offers tips on productivity. A quartet of authors provides lessons on emotional resilience. Raphael Luna explains the value of mentoring. Kathy Goss outlines how to segue to a nonresearch position in academia.

ASBMB Today June-July 2017

In this summer issue, science writer John Arnst reports on what researchers know and don’t know about the science of kratom, a plant increasingly consumed by opioid addicts seeking relief from withdrawal symptoms. The issue also includes videos of interviews of the ASBMB’s 2017 award winners and audio of their award lectures. Don’t miss ASBMB members’ essays on the public’s diminishing faith in science and how to covercome a tenure denial.


Journal News

New Targeted Mass Spec Guidelines Implemented

As of June 26 , MCP requires new guidelines for papers describing the development and application of targeted mass spectrometry measurements of peptides, modified peptides and proteins. Please read this editorial for more information about the guidelines. 

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JBC, MCP and JLR papers now include article usage statistics from Altmetric ! These "doughnuts" capture the impact of papers, from news articles and social media to Wikipedia citations and F1000 recommendations. Check out your paper's stats and find must-read papers with these alternative metrics.


Member News

Research!America honors Sharp

Phillip Sharp , professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the 2017 recipient of the  Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award  for Sustained National Leadership by Research!America.

Hart is inaugural recipient of Englund professorship

Gerald Hart , professor and director of the department of biological chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the  Paul and Christine Englund professorship in biochemistry .

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