May 2011
 

Amyloid: misfolded and misunderstood?


JBCBY ANGELA HOPP

Researchers who study the fibrous protein aggregates known as amyloid are beginning to come around to the idea that amyloid’s bad reputation may be unfairly one-sided, because its ruinous role in debilitating and sometimes lethal neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases is only part of the story.

 

An interview with Erika T. Brown


Minority AffairsBrown, an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, talks about her research and some of the challenges she’s faced in her scientific development.

 

Feting biochemistry and molecular biology


EducationBY CASEY J. MCCORMICK 

Tennessee Tech University hosts a celebration of biochemistry and molecular biology on the anniversary of Watson and Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA.

 

How do you do that?


Career InsightsBY JONATHAN GITLIN

Going from foreign postdoc to science policy analyst.

 

Lipidomics in Europe


Lipid NewsBY MICHAEL WAKELAM 

Phosphoinositides remain a key interest in the UK.

 

Patient-oriented lipid research


JLRBY MARY CHANG

The Journal of Lipid Research has an important section that highlights clinical studies of lipids called “Patient-Oriented and Epidemiological Research.”

 

Science without borders


Sci.CommBY NANCY VAN PROOYEN

Online resources for scientists interested in training in Europe.

 

Service-learning in biochemistry


EducationBY NEENA GROVER

Even small connections to the community increase student motivation.

 

Spotlight on degradation pathways


MCPBY ANGELA HVITVED

This month, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics features a special issue highlighting recent advances in ubiquitination and protein degradation research.

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