October 2012
 

NIH to fund new metabolomics cores


NIH says it will invest up to $51.4 million over five years to speed up research in metabolomics, with ASBMB members slated to lead two of three newly funded research cores and a newly funded data center.

 

Jean-Philippe Gourdine


ASBMB Today shines its Research Spotlight on Jean-Philippe Gourdine, a postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry at Emory University.

 

Herb celastrus shown to reduce inflammation, bone destruction in joints


How do bones and the immune system communicate? The answer to this question is beginning to be answered thanks to a relatively new area of study called osteoimmunology. Over the past decade, work in the field has revealed that inflammation and immune activation can lead to bone damage. This crosstalk between the signal-transduction pathways of the immune and skeletal systems occurs at both the cellular and molecular levels and plays a key role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.

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