Member update


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

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News from the Hill: appropriations season


For fiscal year 2019, the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee is calling on Congress to increase federal investments in the life sciences by 8 percent at all agencies.

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Lipid News


Binks Wattenberg provides an update on the ASBMB Lipid Research Division's effort to help the National Institutes of Health secure lipids experts for grant review.  

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JLR: miRNAs take a wrecking ball to colorectal cancer


Researchers who focus on the role of lipid metabolism in cancer write in the Journal of Lipid Research about unique microRNA networks that may limit delivery of nutrients to cancer cells.

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MCP: Charting the mitochondrial interactome


Researchers describe how they mapped organization of proteins within the mitochondria of mouse hearts, cataloging more than 3,000 interactions, in a paper in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.

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JBC: When HIV drugs don’t cooperate


A pair of second-line HIV drugs are expected to boost each other, but researchers write in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that co-receptor antagonists and fusion inhibitors don’t synergize as expected when certain viral proteins evolve to avoid binding drugs.

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JBC: A rare blood disease can teach us about clotting


A paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry describes how mutations in antithrombin proteins occur in unexpected places, which could cause researchers to reconsider the best way to prevent obstructive blood clots.

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From the journals


Eczema lotion inspired by babies’ skin. Steps toward accessible vaccines. How staph bacteria steals iron. 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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