President's Message


As the White House moves to tighten immigration, the ASBMB takes a forceful stand to maintain a well-trained scientific workforce.

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What we call postdocs matters, scientists say


In an opinion piece published in the journal eLife, eight ASBMB scientists and science policy experts push for standardization of titles and benefits.

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We're thinking about the future of funding


The ASBMB is offering feedback on the NIH's Next Generation Researcher Initiative, and the Public Advocacy Affairs Committee wants your ideas for how to improve science funding policies.

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Young wins Nobel in medicine or physiology


Michael W. Young at the Rockefeller University and Michael Rosbash and Jeffrey C. Hall at Brandeis University have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythm.

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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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Tabor award for long-distance factor work


Now in his sixth year at Harvard, Ilia Droujinine studies how complex organisms coordinate the functions of distant tissues and organs to maintain homeostasis.

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JBC: Tracing the path of Parkinson’s disease proteins


A paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry reports on new tools that monitor how misfolded proteins enter neurons and what happens to them once they're inside.

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JBC: New insights into bacterial toxins


Research into the diversity of understudied pertussislike toxins, published recently in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, could aid in the development of new vaccines.

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JBC: Linking insulinlike growth factors to disease


In a paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, solo researcher Peter Rotwein describes using publically available databases to interrogate the exomes of more than 60,000 people to assess variations in genes.

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JLR: Obesity affects even ‘good’ cholesterol


Of the three type 2 diabetes risk factors, obesity is most strongly associated with abnormal lipids that increase the risk of heart disease in teenage boys, according to a recent paper in the Journal of Lipid Research.

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MCP: We shall know thine enemy, honey bee


A protein atlas published in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics details 1,433 differentially expressed proteins across the developmental stages of a parasitic mite that has wreaked havoc on bee colonies across North America.

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From the journals


Weekends and triglyceride spikes. Signals in developing teeth. A mysterious mosquito protein. You'll find all this and more in our roundup of recent papers in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Lipid Research and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.

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