July 2011
 

An interview with Namandje Bumpus


Minority AffairsBumpus, an assistant professor in the department of medicine, division of clinical pharmacology and the department of pharmacology and molecular sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, talks about her research and some of the challenges she’s faced in her scientific development.

 

Influencing the future of science


Minority AffairsBY NESTOR O. CONCHA 

Ways we can help steer the future of science in the right direction.   

 

Molecules and music on the mind


BY ANGELA HOPP

If Solomon Snyder’s scientific life had its own musical score, it would have mystery, joy and many crescendos. It would be fast and full.

 

Peering below the surface


EducationBY PETER J. KENNELLY  

Some tips for reading letters of reference.    

 

Research and development: a powerful tie bridging many nations


World ScienceBY MARINA PAZIN

Report looks at steps countries are taking to boost their capacities in science, technology and innovation. 

 

The bioactive mediator neuroprotectin D1


Lipid NewsBY MIGUEL F. MOLINA AND NICOLAS G. BAZAN

Bioactive derivative of docosahexaenoic acid is a homeostatic cell survival sentinel in the nervous system. 

 

The key to success: Believe in yourself


Career InsightsAn interview with Saurabh Sen, a research scientist at Lucigen Corporation.

 

Tributes and methods: the July JLR


BY MARY CHANG  

The July issue of the Journal of Lipid Research contains a very special tribute to the first editor in chief of JLR, Donald B. Zilversmit, as well as three remarkable methods papers.

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