President's Message: Checking out


In his final message as president of ASBMB, Steven McKnight reflects on his past two years of service.

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Advocating better, together


ASBMB's public affairs director on the effort among advocates to team with lawmakers and create caucuses that will help members of Congress gain awareness of public health issues.

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Scenes from Hill Day 2016


Photos of ASBMB's yearly Hill Day event, when ASBMB public affairs committee members and their students encourage members of Congress to support biomedical research.

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Member Update


Find out what's going on in the lives of ASBMB members. Send us your updates.

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Vincent C. Manganiello (1939 – 2016)


Vincent "Vinnie" Manganiello, a pioneering leader in the field of cyclic nucleotide-mediated signaling, has died at age 76. Matthew Movsesian offers this tribute.

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A new test for diagnosing Niemann–Pick disease


A promising new diagnostic test for Niemann–Pick disease could replace a skin biopsy with a noninvasive assay that produces results within a day.

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Raising postdoc overtime


ASBMB's public affairs director considers the Department of Labor's new overtime pay rules and their impact on postdocs and researchers.

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Ticks taste you


After 10 years of work, researchers have sequenced a tick genome and identified processes unique to the arachnid, including the use of taste receptors to smell.

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JBC: The role of sphingolipids in cell signaling


In this JBC journal classics piece, the authors of three papers that defined the roles of sphingolipids share the story of their collaboration and discovery.

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Li wins Tabor award for characterizing reader proteins


Yuanyuan Li wins the Journal of Biological Chemistry/Herbert Tabor Young Investigator Award for her work on characterizing novel histone reader proteins and their role in transcription.

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JBC: Yeast model for neurometabolic disorder


Researchers using yeast to study the rare neurometabolic disorder 2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria, which is caused by elevated levels of 2-hydroxyglutarate, or 2HG, discover a novel enzymatic activity that degrades 2HG.

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JBC: Team effort to figure out rare disease


A medical geneticist whose whole-exome sequencing of a 17-year-old girl and her parents revealed a mutation responsible for a rare genetic disease, creates a team of strangers to move research on the mutation forward.

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