Issues of ASBMB Today

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January   2018


One hundred days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, we look at how the island’s scientists have overcome damaged labs to persevere with their work.  Kelly Chacón describes battling imposter syndrome in her quest for a science career. And we remember Ken Neet, a valued ASBMB member.

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February   2018


In the February issue, we mark Black History Month with a look at health disparities research and a Q&A with college and university presidents from underrepresented groups. Ashley Warfield-Oyirifi lays out a plan to situate the sciences in their social context to retain students of color. Also,

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March   2018


This month, we look at myalgic encephalomyelitis, aka chronic fatigue syndrome; the NIH recently announced $7 million in designated funding, but advocates say that’s nowhere near enough. JBC associate editor Ursula Jakob discusses her work with bacterial bleach. And we introduce the 2018 JBC/Herber

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April   2018


The April issue of ASBMB Today is full of information you’ll need if you’re attending the 2018 ASBMB Annual Meeting. Find profiles of this year’s annual award lecturers, a map of main attractions in San Diego (aka beaches), a dining guide and a schedule of sessions about life outside of the lab. Th

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May   2018


This month we look at the puzzle of Parkinson’s disease and recent efforts to address the aggregation of misfolded alpha-synuclein before it reaches the brain. JBC associate editor Chris Whitfield talks about his research into bacterial polysaccharides. And Bill Sullivan explains how to serve u

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June   2018


In the June/July issue of ASBMB Today, John Arnst writes about the machinists and engineers at the National Institutes of Health who strive daily to create lab equipment for biomedical researchers with evolving demands.  And Laurel Oldach tells the story of two grad students who met at a conference, cooked up a study and cracked at puzzle at the heart of Lyme disease treatment. Plus a collection of photos from the 2018 annual meeting in San Diego.

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August   2018


In our special August careers issue you’ll find inspiration, advice and stories from professionals at all stages of their career journeys. Also — an interview with Jerry Hart, the ASBMB’s new president; an essay on the perils of a colorblind ideology, and a remembrance of Nobel Prize winner Paul Boyer.

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September   2018


In the September issue of ASBMB Today, science writer Laurel Oldach takes a deep look at sexual harassment in science — as the #metoo movement reaches research labs, activists ask universities, funding agencies and scientific societies to do more about the problem.  And from our annual meeting prog

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October   2018


In the October issue, we offer a round-up of the scientific sessions planned for the 2019 ASBMB annual meeting. Also, an in-depth Q&A with Mona Nemer, Canada’s top science adviser; a look at how researchers are speeding up plant growth; and some advice on writing an abstract that gets noticed.

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November   2018


In the November issue, we look at the future of fighting flu and the challenges of developing a universal vaccine. Also, a conversation with JBC Associate Editor Karen Fleming, some suggestions for NIH funding policies, and a PI in Israel crowdsources his lab manual on Twitter.

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December   2018


12 2018 In the December issue, read about a legal wrangle over a monoclonal antibody patent that might go before the Supreme Court next year — and set a precedent for the biotech industry. Also, the final essay in our When Science Meets Sickness series and our 2018 holiday gift guide! FULL