News from the Hill


ASBMB Public Affairs Director Ben Corb shares how you can work with the society to stand up for science.

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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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Retrospective: Carolyn W. Slayman (1937 – 2016)


In this touching remembrance, Rajini Rao writes about Carolyn Slayman, a professor at Yale University who served as deputy dean for academic and scientific affairs and led the department of genetics.

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JBC: Wasp serpins block host immune response


A recent paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry describes the discovery of a splicing isoform of a serine proteinase inhibitor found in the venom of the wasp that can inhibit its host’s immunity.

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JLR: Sphingolipids connected to corneal disease


The underlying cause of keratoconus is unknown, but a recent report in the Journal of Lipid Research elucidates a potential role for fats known as sphingolipids and suggests a way to treat the disease.

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