Getting it right


ASBMB President Steven McKnight writes: "How, I ask, can we communicate the need to preserve a culture that fosters individuality? How do we say to the people of power that the very best way forward has no plan or blueprint at all — other than the support of creative scientists willing to risk their careers on problems of unknown value? Without knowing what will make the biggest difference, how do we choose which projects to support?"

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Next-generation researchers find allies on the Hill


Facing a stagnant federal research budget and a reduction in the NIH’s purchasing power, new investigators face great difficulties renewing grant funding. U.S. Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, want this to change. They are introducing legislation to protect the future of research, science and innovation as sponsors of The Next Generation Researchers Act. Their act proposes creating an initiative within the NIH Office of the Director that will coordinate those NIH policies that promote opportunities for new researchers and earlier research independence.

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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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In memoriam


Obituaries for members Richard Neil Armstrong, George Paul Hess, and Gina Sosinsky.

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Journal News


Catch up on recent publications in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Lipid Research, and Molecular and Cellular Proteomics.

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Classifying pancreatic tumors


Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive disease with few alerting symptoms. For pancreatic cancer awareness month, we look at recent research developments, including various methods being used to classify and target dangerous exocrine tumors. 

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Retrospective: John A. Glomset (1928 – 2015)


Henry N. Higgs remembers his mentor and friend John Glombset in this Retrospective article.

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