Online now: November 2013 issue of ASBMB Today
Nov. 1, 2013 — The cover story of the November issue offers a big helping of food for thought. Intrigued by a message on her favorite pizza chain’s packaging, science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay dared to ask the experts, “Is the glycemic index a useful measure of carbohydrate metabolism?” The answer, it seems, depends upon whom you ask. In the education column, members of the ASBMB Research Coordination Network steering committee introduce a forthcoming toolkit for BMB educators. And contributor Mark Stewart writes about the rewards and perils of using crowdfunding to finance research projects. Read the November issue.
New urine test could diagnose eye disease
Oct. 16, 2013 — You might not think to look to a urine test to diagnose an eye disease. But a new Duke University study says it can link what is in a patient’s urine to gene mutations that cause retinitis pigmentosa, or RP, an inherited, degenerative disease that results in severe vision impairment and often blindness. The findings appear online in the Journal of Lipid Research. More...
New members of the National Academy of Sciences
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The National Academy of Sciences announced in late April the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in research. Seven ASBMB members were elected.