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June 26, 2015 — The ASBMB is pleased to announce that seven more schools have been granted ASBMB accreditation for their biochemistry and molecular biology programs. Learn more.
June 16, 2015- Registration is now open for ASBMB's Science Communication and Outreach Career Symposium, to be held at the University of Texas, San Antonio September 18-19. Join us for two days of interactive discussions activities that will demonstrate for attendees the importance of science communication and outreach for a wide variety of science-themed careers. Read more
June 9, 2015 — This seventh Metals in Biology Thematic Series deals with the metal-based interactions of mammalian hosts with pathogens. Both pathogens and host have complex regulatory systems for metal homeostasis. Understanding these provides strategies for fighting pathogens, either by excluding essential metals from the microbes, by delivery of excess metals to cause toxicity, or by complexing metals in microorganisms. Intervention is possible by delivery of complexing reagents or by targeting the microbial regulatory apparatus.
Read all of the articles in this series here
May 15, 2015 — The study of cytoskeletal polymers has been an active area of research for more than 70 years. Yet, despite decades of pioneering work by some of the brightest scientists in biochemistry, cell biology and physiology, many central questions regarding the polymers themselves are only now starting to be answered. In this thematic series of mini-reviews, these topics are covered by some of the very same scientists who generated these recent insights, thereby providing us with an overview of the State of the Cytoskeleton in 2015.
The 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.
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