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New to Podcasts?

According to Wikipedia, podcasting is a "method of publishing audio broadcasts via the Internet." The term podcasting derives its name from Apple's iPod, but to create a podcast or even to listen to one, you don't need to own an iPod, or any portable music player for that matter. In a nutshell, Podcasting is a new type of online media delivery. You can listen to selected audio files via the internet or download to a portable audio device (e.g., and iPod) and/or subscribe via an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed to automatically receive new files. The ability to subscribe to podcasts allows you to have fresh content downloaded for audio consumption where and whenever you choose.

An October 2004 Google search returned less than 6,000 results for the term "podcasting". Today, a similar search yields more than 857,000 results, a number that grows exponentially with each passing day.

What do I need to know about ASBMB podcasts?

ASBMB AudioPhiles includes monthly podcasts for each of our journals, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, and the Journal of Lipid Research.  Additionally, we conduct interviews with stand-out researchers and release as available. 

All ASBMB AudioPhiles are available at, or at itunes.

Our feature podcast, JBC News is a monthly “best of”  summary including research highlights from the Journal of Biological Chemistry.  Our objective for this series of podcasts is to spotlight featured articles published in the JBC, as well as other news of interest to biochemists and JBC readers and researchers in the filed of Biochemistry. We’ll include announcements, highlights of Papers of the Week, JBC Classics, JBC Reflections, and Mini Reviews. Additional coverage includes topics of editorial interest such as NIH funding, as well as interviews with biochemists about their work.

Are you a visual person? Check Out ASBMB Video!

From time to time, we at ASBMB run across supplementary video footage that we believe would be of interest to researchers in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology. We are proud to be your number one source for video information such as this, and you can find these files anywhere you see this logo:

ASBMB Video files can be viewed using either Windows Media Player, or Quicktime. To download Quicktime visit