President's Message


ASBMB President Steve McKnight reflects on the first time he presented his work at a scientific meeting and considers the impact of such meetings today.

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News from the Hill


Last fall, members of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Public Affairs Advisory Committee met with officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the Army’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.

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Member Update


Find out what's going on in the professional lives of ASBMB members.

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Donald F. Steiner (1930 – 2014)


Donald F. Steiner, the distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Chicago who elucidated the mechanism of biosynthesis of insulin from proinsulin, died Nov. 11 at age 84.

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New Tabor Young Investigator Award winner


Yeongseok Chung won the Tabor award in late October at the International Cytokine and Interferon Meeting in Melbourne, Australia.

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Journal News


Find out about recent publications in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics and the Journal of Lipid Research.

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Matters of the heart


It is February, and all things red — from roses to dresses — once again are en vogue for Valentine’s Day. But there is another reason to go red this month. The American Heart Association marks it as American Heart Month.

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NIH Update


When Jon Lorsch became the director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in 2013, he had a vision for a new type of research-funding mechanism — funding research programs instead of individual projects. The pilot program for Lorsch’s idea, Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award, or MIRA, will begin in the summer.

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Lipid News


In this month's "Lipid News" column, John Browse writes, "For soldiers and politicians, it is indeed the unknown unknowns that are difficult. However, as researchers, we can rejoice that, despite the difficulty, these are what make our chosen pursuit worthwhile."

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