January 2012
 

“I (finally) have an iPad … Now what?”


Guest contributor Angela Alexander, a postdoc at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, offers reviews of her favorite iPad apps.

 

Biochemistry and molecular biology blogs in brief


This month, contributor Aditi Das reviews the blog MolBio Hut for us. The bloggers say they see the hut as a “rendezvous point for people in the life sciences.”

 

Contribute to our photo series


Send your best travel photo shots to us and we will publish them in print and online.
 

Forthcoming projects for NIH Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases Program


Researchers will embark on six new drug-development projects targeting, among others, a musculoskeletal disorder, a tropical parasitic worm and a virus that affects the central nervous system of newborns.

 

NHGRI expands sequencing program


The National Human Genome Research Institute’s new four-year plan kicks off with efforts by the Genome Sequencing Program to find causes of rare inherited diseases and to more broadly incorporate the use of genome sequence information into clinical care.

 

NIH speeds up technology-transfer process


The National Institutes of Health launched an electronic database that will streamline the federal government’s technology-transfer process, cutting down the response time for requests for unpatented materials produced by NIH researchers from six months to a few days.

 

Research spotlight


Ian Thorpe, assistant professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, says his love of science stems in part from his love of science fiction. Read his interview with ASBMB's education and professional development manager, Weiyi Zhao.

 

Retrospective: Masayasu Nomura (1927 – 2011)


The research community was saddened to hear of the death of Masayasu Nomura. Read an obituary relating his breakthroughs in ribosome research.

 

Wow us with your mastery of words!


We’ve been so impressed by the fine verses participants of Experimental Biology 2012 have submitted to the ASBMB-sponsored poetry contest that we’ve extended the deadline. Submit yours before Jan. 31!

 

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