November 2013

NIH funds three projects focused on characterizing microbiota in disease

The Human Microbiome Project, funded by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund, is entering its second phase with three research projects focused on understanding changes in microbiomes in disease. Two members of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will lead one of the projects.


Researchers identify new potential drug to combat fatal infantile disease

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have identified a new potential drug that could help treat Batten disease, a fatal neurodegenerative disease in children. The research team included ASBMB members Anil B. Mukherjee and Goutam Chandra.

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