August 2011
 

10 tips for green meeting travel


MeetingsBY JLYNN J. FRAZIER  

Ways to save time and money and lower your environmental footprint when traveling.

 

A new role for cytochrome P450 3A4


BY MARY L. CHANG

A study in the August issue of the Journal of Lipid Research suggests another function for cytochrome P450 3A4: the 25-hydroxyation of cholesterol.

 

An interview with Kevin Pruitt


Minority AffairsPruitt is an assistant professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, La. where he teaches graduate and medical students and carries out research focusing on breast cancer epigenetics.

 

Giving minority investigators a hand


Minority AffairsBY MARION B. SEWER  

The NIDDK Network of Minority Research provides minority faculty with mentorship and advice.

 

International collaborative science courses


World ScienceBY ADRIANA BASSINI, L.C. CAMERON, ENRIQUE M. DE LA CRUZ, SUZANA ESTEVES, RAFAEL LUZES, JOHN A. MERCER, JOSE R. SOTELO AND MARGARET TITUS  

South and North American scientists team up to offer training in biochemistry and cell and molecular biology.

 

Ninety percent of the job is half communication


EducationBY PETER J. KENNELLY

It’s time to reinvent the liberal arts curriculum to more effectively integrate it with STEM and other majors.

 

Recent developments in the generation and application of lipid probes


Lipid NewsBY MICHAEL D. BEST

Recent developments in lipid synthesis capitalize on bioorthogonal reactions and click chemistry to elucidate biological activities.

 

The JBC unveils thematic minireview series


BY ANGELA HOPP

The Journal of Biological Chemistry recently published two more thematic minireview series: Epigenetics and Computational Systems Biology.

 

What do you want to do after school?


Career InsightsBY CATHERINE GRISWOLD

The path to a career in genetic counseling.

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