It’s official — the president has a science problem


Donald Trump has called for funding cuts and leaves many science positions unfilled.

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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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Ching C. Wang (1936 – 2017)


C.C. Wang was a passionate scientist who turned a childhood of suffering into a lifetime crusade against parasitic diseases.

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The cyanides of Titan


A nitrogenous compound in the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan might have the potential to form membranelike spheres.

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Ph.D. student wins Tabor award for elucidating pathway


Her research looks at how cellular compartments in plants, such as the nucleus and chloroplast, communicate.

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From the journals


Spelunking lipids. Short genes and high cholesterol. How to make rats eat more. You'll find all this and more in our roundup of recent papers in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, the Journal of Lipid Research and the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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JBC: A metabolic pathway that feeds liver cancer


A little-studied gene may explain how some liver cancer cells obtain the nutrition they need to proliferate, according to new research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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JBC: Increasing life span linked to microRNA machinery


A paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry explores the relationship between intermittent fasting and longevity in roundworms.

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JBC: How green tea affects cells


Researchers explore why the bioactive ingredient epigallocatechin gallate has complex and sometimes opposing effects on cellular signalling pathways, in a paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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JLR: We know about fatty acids; what about oxylipins?


A paper in the Journal of Lipid Research describes one of the first studies to profile these derivatives, which may play important roles as the main mediators of the effects of polyunsaturated fatty acids.

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MCP: Comparing the microbiota of preterm infants


Interventions such as caesarean section delivery, antibiotics and respiratory support likely affect the development of intestinal microbiota in preemies, a paper in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics reports.

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Lipid News: The many layers of cholesterol regulation


A network of proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum, including a sensor and a transcription factor, control the two pathways by which cells obtain cholesterol.

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