News from the Hill


After five years of austere budgets that caused advocates to scratch and claw for even flat funding for the NIH, there is a new level of bipartisan, congressional support for biomedical research.

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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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Robert J. Suhadolnik (1925 – 2016)


Robert J. Suhadolnik, known for his HIV and chronic fatigue syndrome research and books on the biosynthesis of nucleoside antibiotics, has died.

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Lipid News


A close look at how two omega-3 fatty acids differentially affect the treatment of a continuum of chronic fatty liver diseases.

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NIH Update


Researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute have identified an epigenetic signature in tumor DNA that could be a universal biomarker.

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JLR: The unique biology of GPI anchors


A new thematic review series in the Journal of Lipid Research brings together recent findings regarding glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins, including their surprising role in cell surface maintenance.

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JBC: Probing beneath the surface


The story behind the classic Journal of Biological Chemistry article that showed the glycoprotein O-linked N-acetylglucosamine in the cytosol and nucleus of the cell. The discovery violated the reigning dogma of the time, which held that glycoproteins only functioned outside the cell.

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JBC: TREM2 defects and neurodegeneration


A recent review in the Journal of Biological Chemistry explores new research into the triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells, or TREM2. The reviewer explores a potential link between defects in the expression and activity of TREM2 and neurodegenerative diseases and dementia.

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