The curse of committees and clubs


ASBMB President Steven McKnight writes in his second column: "I submit that the demise of the review process can be attributed to two changes. First, the quality of scientists participating in CSR study sections two to three decades ago was, on average, superior to the quality of study section participants today. Second, study sections have become highly specialized such that they narrowly define a differentiated club of biomedical research."

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Member Update


Find out what's happening in the lives of ASBMB members. Have news you’d like to share? Email us at asbmbtoday@asbmb.org.

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Researchers reveal important gene in early cilia development


Considering the demonstrated importance of cilia for human health, many research groups have sought to characterize the molecular mechanisms of cilia biogenesis and function.

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Regular maintenance required


ASBMB Public Affairs Director Benjamin Corb writes, in part: "Doing advocacy is like doing regular maintenance on your car. It’s not cheap and at times it’s frustrating, but not taking the time to do it can result in catastrophic damage."

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ASBMB News


Find out about the latest round of winners of the Journal of Biological Chemistry/Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award. And read about members who passed away recently.

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Journal News


Updates from the ASBMB journals: three thematic series (on prion disease, phospholipase D and cancer, and ketogenic diets) and more!  

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Our evolving view of plasma membrane domains


Mary L. Kraft and Raehyun Kim write about a new chemical imaging technique to visualize the distributions of sphingolipids and cholesterol in the plasma membranes of fibroblasts.

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Invitation to the ASBMB 2015 annual meeting -sept


The 14 themes of the meeting symposia cover the broad range of biomolecules and systems that interest the ASBMB membership. We are certain that you will find new twists in the recent discoveries as well as new areas in which the science is advancing rapidly.

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