March 2010
 

ASBMB Congressional Testimony on NSF


ASBMB was invited to provide a witness to testify on the administration’s 2011 budget proposal for the NSF before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science earlier this month.

 

ASBMB Creates the Stadtman Award


BY NICK ZAGORSKI

ASBMB has created a new award for “great basic science” to the accomplishments of Earl and Thressa Stadtman. The first award will be presented at the 2011 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

 

ASBMB Introduces the DeLano Award


BY NICK ZAGORSKI

The memory of Warren L. DeLano will be honored with the ASBMB DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences, which will be awarded in 2011.

 

JBC Thematic Series Breaks Down Proteases


BY NICK ZAGORSKI 

Started in the journal in May 2009, the thematic series “Proteolytic Enzymes” brings together 10 minireview articles that encompass a broad range of topics and many familiar names in the protease community.

 

Member Spotlight


Members spotlighted: Vahe Bandarian, James Halpert, Trevor M. Penning, Ronald T. Raines, Thomas J. Silhavy, Stephen G. Young, Gene A. Homandberg and James B. Peter.

 

Plus the Secret Handshake


BY GREGORY A. PETSKO

Some time during the past half-century, a disconnect developed between what our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are learning and the set of skills they actually need to succeed when they set out on their own.

 

President Proposes Decent Budgets for Science Agencies


BY PETER FARNHAM

The White House released its 2011 federal budget proposal Feb. 1, and, despite fears of the possible impact of a previously announced freeze on domestic discretionary spending, science funding was a clear winner overall.

 

Retrospective: Paul C. Zamecnik (1912 – 2009)


BY ARTHUR B. PARDEE

Paul C. Zamecnik, senior scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and professor emeritus of oncologic medicine at Harvard Medical School, was among the most important biochemical scientists of the 20th century. He passed away Oct. 27, 2009, at the age of 96.

 

TAIRing at Research


BY KYLE M. BROWN

Molecular biologists have come to rely on actively curated genome databases of model organisms. But the NSF has decided to end its support for The Arabidopsis Information Resource, known as TAIR, and Arabidopsis and plant biochemists risk losing a vital resource.

 

Two New Publications from FASEB


BY CARRIE D. WOLINETZ 

FASEB has released two new publications “Magic Bullets and Monoclonals An Antibody Tale,” the latest article in its Breakthroughs in Bioscience series, and "How Biomedical Research Provides Fertility Hope to Cancer Survivors," the first article in a new series called Horizons in Bioscience.

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