August 2012
 

The basics of translation


In his monthly column, ASBMB President Jeremy Berg writes, in part, "Fundamental knowledge is the underpinning of all attempts to develop new and improved therapies. Developing such therapies is tremendously challenging in large part because of holes in our fundamental knowledge of biology, particularly the biology of human populations with all of their associated genetic and environmental heterogeneity. We need the concepts and tools of biochemistry and molecular biology now more than ever to drive improvements in human health as well as other critical fields."

 

Thanks, but we need more


ASBMB Public Affairs Director Benjamin Corb laments that the Tilghman Group’s report on the scientific work force didn’t deliver what the community needed.

 

Member update


Included here are honors for John D. York of Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Stanley Dunn of the University of Western Ontario; John Kopchick of Ohio University; Phillip A. Sharp of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kenneth Mann of the University of Vermont; and Werner G. Bergen of Auburn University.

 

2013 ASBMB award winners


Congratulations are in order for the newest crop of annual award winners. Find out who they are, and plan to attend their award lectures at the annual meeting in Boston next year.

 

2012 committee changes


We offer our thanks to those who’ve served on the society’s various committees, and we offer a warm welcome to the newest recruits.

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