Wellness, again


Wellness is such a big topic in the scientific community that ASBMB Today plans to devote another special issue to how you care for your mind, body and spirit. Managing Editor Comfort Dorn invites you to contribute.

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Manganese seldom travels alone


This month, we focus on an element frequently found in silicate, carbonate and oxide minerals, and in alloys with iron.

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Support for women in BMB


The society’s newest committee gathers a group of “mighty women” to promote policies of gender equity and recognize individuals who are committed to advancing the careers of women in biochemistry and molecular biology.

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Retrospective


Colleagues and family remember a Johns Hopkins researcher and pioneer in immunology who worked to find vaccines for Zika, dengue, influenza and other viruses. He was also an early member of the ASBMB and Journal of Biological Chemistry editorial board member.

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Member update


Awards, promotions and more. Find out what's going on in the lives of ASBMB members. Send us your updates.

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New ASBMB members


We welcome more than 60 new members who joined the ASBMB in June.

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Chasing the diagnostic potential of RNA editing


A recent paper by Nick Davidson, co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Lipid Research, deepens our understanding of tissue-specific regulation of programmed alteration of RNA in the intestine and the liver.

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From the journals


A protein that could bring us one step closer to fertilizer-free farming. A link between cholesterol efflux in cerebral spinal fluid and Alzheimer’s disease. A protein that causes prostate tumor cells to grow and thrive. Read about this work and more in our latest roundup of papers from the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics and the Journal of Lipid Research.

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JLR: cholesterol biosynthesis


In the Journal of Lipid Research, Liang Chen and colleagues at Wuhan University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences report that several metabolites, including lanosterol, can affect the activity of two cholesterol biosynthesis enzymes.

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JBC: On the trail of steroid aromatase


Three papers by Kenneth J. Ryan, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry and now recognized as classics, laid the groundwork for understanding the role of steroid aromatase and other steroid-modifying enzymes in estrogen biosynthesis.

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JBC: Starving breast cancer


In a new study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Sandra Martha Gomes Dias and colleagues at the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory demonstrate that in addition to glutamine, a well-known cancer food source, TNBC cells can use fatty acids to grow and survive.

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MCP: Special issue on multiomics


This issue of Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, edited by Bernhard Kuster of the Technical University of Munich and Bing Zhang of the Baylor College of Medicine, dives into new approaches in systems biology with 16 articles that explore ways to combine data from two or more omes.

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