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October Research Spotlight on Dr. Charlie Garnett BensonCharlie Garnett Benson_croppedOctober 1, 2014 -- Charlie Garnett Benson is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Georgia State University. Her lab researches tumor immunology, as well as interactions of tumor cells and immune cells. Learn more about Dr. Garnett Benson. 

A Note on Scientific Ethics2013 ASBMB report on funding survey -- news item iconSeptember 18, 2014 -- The Substrate, the Undergraduate Affiliate Network's blog, examines ethical questions in research and what may be learned from the past. Learn more. 

Journal News

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.

Read all of the articles in this series here  

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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