August 2010
 

Encouraging Innovative and Translational Research


FASEB-iconBY ANNE M. DESCHAMPS 

FASEB attempts to define “innovation” and “translation” in relation to research and to explore ways scientists can incorporate them. 

 

JBC Thematic Series Explores Hepatitis C Virus


ASBMB-iconBY NICK ZAGORSKI 

The JBC recently unveiled a new thematic minireview series to showcase some of the recent advances in understanding the hepatitis C virus. 

 

Member Spotlight


spotlight-iconFor our industry issue, ASBMB Today asked three of its members who work in industry -- Weiping JiangMatthew Olson and Anthony S. Serianni -- to answer questions about themselves and their research.

 

Payback Time


Pres-mess-iconBY SUZANNE PFEFFER 

What if every National Institutes of Health grant recipient was required to donate one hour per year to communicate science to the general public?
 

Re-examining Biosecurity


NFTH-iconBY KYLE M. BROWN 

On July 2, President Obama issued an executive order that will restructure biosecurity regulations at the nation’s laboratories within the next two years.

 

Retrospective: Bert Lester Vallee (1919–2010)


ASBMB-iconBY GORDON G. HAMMES AND S. JAMES ADELSTEIN 

Bert Lester Vallee, the Paul Cabot professor of biochemical sciences emeritus at Harvard Medical School, passed away in his sleep on May 7, a few weeks short of his 91st birthday. He was especially well known for his identification of zinc in various metalloproteins and enzymes, and was considered by many to be the “father of metallobiochemistry.”

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