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The NIH is cruising — now let’s boost the NSF


While the National Institutes of Health wins congressional support and funding increases, other vital science agencies don’t get the same respect. The ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee seeks to remedy that.

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Lipid News


Why does phosphorylation impede the ability of one lipin to act against dianionic phosphatidic acid, but not others? Perhaps the answer lies within the lipins themselves.

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JLR: New insights into treating amoebic keratitis


A study in the Journal of Lipid Research looks at the life stages of a microorganism that causes a blinding eye infection, aiming to find a target for a species-specific drug.

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MCP: When mitochondria make B cells go bad


A proteomics analysis of cells that are prone to becoming cancer cells, described in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, reveals clear signatures of mitochondrial and metabolic stress.

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JBC: Sugary secrets of a cancer-related protein


Research published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that a rare type of glycosylation affects the function of an important protein for human development and cancer progression.

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JBC: A backup plan for keeping iron levels just right


Researchers have uncovered a connection in the network of checks and balances underlying cellular iron regulation. Reach about their work in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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From the journals


How amino acids determine cells’ responses climate change. How genes cause bile acid diarrhea. And how trypsin trips up researchers studying alternative splicing. Read about these topics and more in our roundup of recent papers from the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Lipid Research and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.

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ASBMB hosts symposium on transcriptional regulation


The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology hosts its biennial symposium on chromatin and RNA polymerase II in early October at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah.

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