Lively lysosomes


Lysosomes were once thought to act as trash cans for the cell, mutely cleaning up whatever was sent their way. But after speaking with researchers who are uncovering critical new functions that affect cellular biosynthesis, degradation and common diseases, ASBMB's chief science correspondent, Raj Mukhopadyhay, reports that the organelles are having a "Cinderella moment."

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Meet Timothy Karr


Timothy Karr, a visiting scientist at the Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan and an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, recently joined the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics as an associate editor. Karr studies what happens on the molecular level as sperm travel through the male reproductive system.

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An artist named Crick


Kindra Crick is the granddaughter of Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. An artist with a biochemistry background who recently began fusing art and science in her sculptural work and paintings, she talks with ASBMB's science writing intern, Bree Yanagisawa, about her journey from scientist to artist and the influence her grandfather and his artist wife had on who she is today.

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