Good reads and the power of data


ASBMB President Jeremy Berg offers his thoughts on two best-sellers: Nate Silver’s “The Signal and the Noise” and Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Emperor of All Maladies.”

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Making scientific research a priority for Congress


ASBMB’s science policy analyst, Chris Pickett, writes about how politicians like to say they support the scientific endeavor but often end up undermining it.

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ACS honors nine ASBMB members


The American Chemical Society bestowed a number of its annual awards on ASBMB members. Most were honored at the organization’s national meeting in Dallas in March. The Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award winners will be recognized during the organization’s meeting in the fall in San Francisco.

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Journal News


This month we offer coverage of:

  • • a new thematic minireview series in The Journal of Biological Chemistry abou tprokaryotic protein phosphorylation
  • • a JBC minireview by Helmut Sies, originator of the concept of oxidative stress
  • • a JBC minireview about whole-body glucose homeostasis
  • • an article in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics reporting the protein content of a biofilm often found in cystic fibrosis patients
  • • a Journal of Lipid Research article about how BRCA1 was found to be expressed in skeletal muscle
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2014 ASBMB Annual Meeting Travel Award Winners


Each year, the ASBMB provides travel awards to assist first authors presenting their research at the annual meeting. Here’s a list of those who won travel awards for the 2014 meeting in San Diego last month.

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