President's message: Not an end, but a beginning


In her final message as president of the ASBMB, Natalie Ahn looks at the many promising trends for the society's robust future.

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News from the Hill: The appropriations outlook


As discussion heats up around funding the government in fiscal year 2019, Benjamin Corb offers reasons to be both hopeful and concerned.

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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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2018 honor society inductees


The ASBMB recognizes 33 exceptional undergraduates pursuing degrees in the molecular life sciences.

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Lipid News: Sphingolipid metabolism


A lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology studies the involvement of bioactive sphingolipids in the altered shape of red blood cell membranes in sickle cell anemia.

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JBC: A phospholipid pathway from plants to parasites


A study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry looks at how inhibitors of an enzyme that produces a form of choline might be used to treat parasitic diseases, including malaria.

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JBC: An enzyme that defines colon cancer


An enzyme that is not found in healthy colons appears to drive the conversion of colon tissue into cancer by attaching sugar molecules to certain proteins in the cell, researchers write in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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MCP: Real-time proteomics may speed cancer surgery


A paper in Molecular &Cellular Proteomics describes the SpiderMass, a device that uses mass spectrometry to look for cancer markers in living tissue during an operation.

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JLR: A tasty milkshake and heart disease


Researchers studied patients' response to a cholesterol medication by sequencing genes and measuring fat and lipoproteins in the blood of study subjects who drank high-fat shakes, according to a paper in the Journal of Lipid Research.

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From the journals


What can proteomics teach us about dying cancer cells? Why do some bacteria survive contact with copper? What happens when brown fat cells turn white? 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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