The promise vs. the payoff of the NIH intramural program

While the National Institutes of Health’s budget is shrinking, the Intramural Research Program’s share of it is growing, which means that other components of the NIH portfolio are being sacrificed, including extramural investigator-initiated basic research.

A new reproducibility initiative at the NIH

Over the past several months, officials at the National Institutes of Health have been discussing the findings of an ad hoc committee with each institute’s and center’s governing council as well as making presentations to individual scientific societies. The ad hoc committee established five principles and two suggestions for rectifying the reproducibility issue.

Member update

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology members Nahum Sonenberg of McGill University in Montreal and Chi-huey Wong of The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., have been named winners of Israel’s Wolf Prize. Find out about the award and other member highlights.

Tabor award winner

Sapeck Agrawal writes about Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, an investigator at the National Cancer Institute who is the latest recipient of The Journal of Biological Chemistry/Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award. Ludmila received the award in October at the meeting of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society in San Francisco.

Journal News

Teodora Donisan writes about a recent paper in The Journal of Biological Chemistry related to allergic responses, while contributor Jane Campanizzi and Managing Editor Mary Chang write about two companion papers on dry-eye syndrome in the Journal of Lipid Research.

Highlights from Wild Types

Find out what ASBMB science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay has been writing about on her blog.

2014 ASBMB Special Symposia Series

This month’s issue includes brief articles about the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s forthcoming Special Symposia Series. Find out what’s in store, and get your abstracts ready!

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