President's Message: PCP addict


ASBMB President Steve McKnight writes: "Were it up to me — and as I have admitted over and over, it is not — I would never fund a research project that did not do one of two things. A worthy project should either question our existing assumptions or propose an uncharted pathway directed toward an unexplained biological phenomenon."

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News from the Hill: What's on tap for 2016


ASBMB's public affairs director, Ben Corb, predicts what scientists can expect from Washington during this presidential election year.

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Member Update


Find out what's going on in the professional lives of ASBMB members.  Send us your updates.

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NIH retiring 50 reserve chimpanzees


The National Institutes of Health announced that it is ending its chimpanzee research program and will retire all of the agency’s remaining chimpanzees. The news comes two and a half years after the NIH announced plans for a dramatic reduction in the number of chimpanzees used for biomedical research.

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Proteins get their own periodic table


In the journal Science, researchers describe an approach to classify protein complexes that creates a periodic table, like the periodic table that’s used in chemistry to organize elements.

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Journal News


Catch up on recent publications in the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Journal of Lipid Research.

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