June 2010

[JBC] A TRP to the Junction

The TRPV4 Channel Contributes to Intercellular Junction Formation in Keratinocytes

Takaaki Sokabe, Tomoko Fukumi-Tominaga, Shigenobu Yonemura, Atsuko Mizuno and Makoto Tominaga

J. Biol. Chem., published online April 22, 2010

[JBC] Unlocking Maximum iPS Potential

Activation of the Imprinted Dlk1-Dio3 Region Correlates with Pluripotency Levels of Mouse Stem Cells

Lei Liu, Guan-Zheng Luo, Wei Yang, Xiaoyang Zhao, Qinyuan Zheng, Zhuo Lv, Wei Li, Hua-Jun Wu, Liu Wang, Xiu-Jie Wang and Qi Zhou

J. Biol. Chem., published online April 9, 2010

[JLR] Breeding Fat

A Western-like Fat Diet Is Sufficient to Induce a Gradual Enhancement in Fat Mass Over Generations

Florence Massiera, Pascal Barbry, Philippe Guesnet, Aurélie Joly, Serge Luquet, Chiméne Moreilhon-Brest, Tala Mohsen-Kanson, Ez-Zoubir Amri, Gérard Ailhaud

J. Lipid Res., published online April 20, 2010

[MCP] Mass Spectrometry and the Evolution of Proteomics

Highlights from the 9th International Symposium on Mass Spectrometry

Mol. Cell. Proteomics, published May 2010

A Capitol Event—ASBMB 2011 in Washington, D.C.


Washington, D.C., is the place to be from April 9 to 13, 2011. During that time, you will be able to attend the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s annual meeting, held in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2011. The ASBMB meeting will offer a comprehensive and stimulating menu of cutting edge science, technology and new educational approaches.


ASBMB Teams up with Brazil on Biofuels Workshop

world-science-iconBY NICK ZAGORSKI 

ASBMB is teaming up with the Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SBBq) and the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to present an advanced course on the biochemistry of biofuels, to be held September 25-October 3 in the Brazilian coastal city of Ubatuba, Brazil.


Banning Laptops in Classrooms

Education-iconBY J. ELLIS BELL 

I am amused by recent discussions in some higher education circles suggesting that laptop computers should be banned from lecture rooms. The argument is that students are using the laptops to view e-mail, look at Facebook, see sports scores, or, I’m sure in some institutions, to check the performance stocks.


Exploring Membranes: The Work of Sarah L. Keller

lipid-iconSarah L. Keller, a professor of chemistry at the University of Washington and the inaugural Avanti Young Investigator in Lipid Research Awardee, uses fluorescence microscopy to visualize cell membranes and to identify the temperatures and compositions at which miscibility transitions occur.


Hispanics and the Future of America


John F. Alderete, a professor at Washington State University, gave a talk at the 2009 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers conference as part of the Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science Distinguished Lecture Series. This presentation is very relevant to the current and future goals of ASBMB, and, as such, has been reproduced here.


Nontraditional Career Options for Life Scientists

Career-Insights-iconBY CLIFFORD S. MINTZ 

There is a growing realization among many American life sciences graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that a job as a tenure track assistant professor or research scientist at a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company may no longer be a viable option.

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