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SACNAS honors


The ASBMB partners with the Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science to honor three up-and-coming students in biochemistry and molecular biology.

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Frank Talamantes (1943—2018)


Takita Felder Sumter and others remember a renowned endocrinologist and former member of the ASBMB’s Minority Affairs Committee who mentored constantly and effortlessly.

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Welcome new members


News | Welcome, New ASBMB members

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For March, it’s a renal three-fer: sodium, potassium and chlorine


Quira Zeidan marks National Kidney Month and the third month of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements with a focus on three elements central to renal function: sodium, potassium and chlorine.

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JBC: Controlling norovirus


Researchers from universities in Germany write in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that a dietary supplement of fucose, a sugar molecule found in both breast milk and seaweed, might be useful against norovirus.

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MCP: Reproductive proteomics


A special issue of Molecular & Cellular Proteomics features a collection of articles highlighting recent discoveries in sperm and egg biology in organisms from humans to insects — including the capacitation of crocodile sperm.

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JLR: Technique boosts omega-3 fatty acid levels in brain 100-fold


University of Illinois in Chicago researchers added a small amount of a simple phospholipid form of eicosapentaenoic acid to the diet of mice and increased the levels of EPA in their brains 100-fold. Their research is published in the Journal of Lipid Research.

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From the journals


What’s the lipid situation in bone cancer? How can a scorpion venom vanquish viruses? How does a protein block cell fusion in chemotherapy? These and other research questions are addressed in our roundup of papers published in the Journal of Biological ChemistryMolecular & Cellular Proteomics and the Journal of Lipid Research.

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