Recent Issues of ASBMB Today


April   2015

On our cover, we feature Vikram Mulligan's stunning artwork, which he creates when he's not doing protein-folding research at the University of Washington. Our Defying Stereotypes series continues with a story about two professional cheerleaders who teach and study science. Don't miss our coverage of recent publications in ASBMB journals, including a new review series in the Journal of Biological Chemistry about G-protein–coupled receptors and a Molecular & Cellular Proteomics paper about a hamster model for hemorrhagic fever. In his President's Message, Steven McKnight writes about the grant-review process at the National Institutes of Health and how it is like — and unlike — the review process at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Finally, we offer two must-read essays: one by a researcher forced to close his lab and another by a Ph.D. student who decided to learn to play the viola as an adult. We hope you enjoy the April issue!


March   2015

As the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting approaches, we have lots of information to share with you! Be sure to check out our coverage of the ASBMB annual award winners and plenary lecturers, all of whom will give talks in Boston later this month. On our cover, we feature Jerry Greenfield, the scientific brain behind the Ben & Jerry's ice cream brand. As always, we have plenty of news from the ASBMB journals. Our "Generations" series continues with looks back and forward from scientists of different generations. Our "Hobbies" series continues with a tale of star-studded travel and a note from a fashion lover who will be one of five annual meeting bloggers and tweeters. Finally, don't miss the essays from Sharon Rozovsky and Karl Booksh, who run a summer undergraduate research program at the University of Delaware for students with disabilities. We hope you enjoy this gigantic issue! 


February   2015

Do extracellular vesicles containing RNA represent a new mode for cellular communication? In the February issue, science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay explores if these vesicles challenge the dogma that RNA strictly is an intracellular molecule. Our Defying Sterotypes series continues with an interview with runner Nick Symmonds, who put science aside to chase his dream of going to the Olympics. We also have a feature on how deaf scientists navigate the hearing scientific community. In his column this month, ASBMB President Steve McKnight writes about the forthcoming ASBMB annual meeting in Boston. For our "Generations" and "Hobbies" series, Maggie Kuo writes about Jackie Corbin's favorite pastime and how a research team at Case Western Reserve University generated a mouse model for psoriasis. Read the issue!