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Natural InspirationLeptospira bacteriaOctober 15, 2014 -- What do solar power plants, skin grafts, Velcro, and surf boards have in common? We didn't invent them without some creative inspiration from nature. Read the new post on ASBMB's undergraduate blog, The Substrate. More. 

Fall 2014 Issue of Enzymatic Online Now2014 Fall Enzymatic coverOctober 7, 2014 -- The fall issue of Enzymatic, ASBMB's undergraduate newsletter, focuses on graduate school and how to approach the application process without feeling overwhelmed. David Katzmann of the Mayo Graduate School provides advice on the logic behind the application process and how to best represent your interests in the application. Graduate program recruiters from Harvard, the University of Texas Southwestern, and Virginia Tech answer students' top questions on how to find the right program for them. Learn more.

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JBC Thematic Minireview Series - Metals in Biology 2014

September 2, 2014 — This thematic series addresses the issue of why certain metals are used by particular enzymes, as well as the consequences of using the wrong metal. The first Minireview in the series deals with general aspects of metal specificity, and the next two deal with specific cases, the enzyme ribonucleotide reductase and iron/manganese homeostasis in the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. The fourth discusses with metal selection in oxidative stress, and the final organelles (lysomes) as mediators of metal homeostasis.

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JBC Thematic Review Series: Phospholipase D and Cancer

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Phospholipase D signaling plays a critical role in cell growth and proliferation, vesicular trafficking, secretion and endocytosis. Cancer invasion and metastasis rely heavily on cellular motility, and, as such, they have put PLD at center stage in cancer research, as outlined in this Journal of Biological Chemistry minireview series organized by Julian Gomez-Cambronero and George M. Carman.


Member News

ASBMB Members Named HHMI ProfessorsHHMI LogoThe Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced 15 scientist-educators who have been named HHMI professors. Each will receive $1 million over five years "to create activities that integrate their research with student learning in ways that enhance students' understanding of science." Forty scientists have been named HHMI professors since the program began in 2002.
New members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Academy 2013 The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced in late April the election of 198 new members who will be inducted at a ceremony in October in Cambridge, Mass. Six ASBMB members were elected.  


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