Why you need more vitamin D in the winter
Wellness

Why you need more vitamin D in the winter

By Margherita T. Cantorna
With less exposure to sunlight in winter, adults should take in at least 600 international units per day of vitamin D from supplements or foods like oily fish, mushrooms and fortified dairy.
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From the journals: MCP
Journal News

From the journals: MCP

January 25, 2020

Read about capturing a peptide link between migraines and opioid-induced sensitivity, profiling autologous body fluid exosomes and finding the RSK in melanoma protein interactions.

This week’s staff picks
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This week’s staff picks

January 25, 2020

Frank Lloyd Wright, juvenile incarceration, facial-recognition software. These are just a few of the topics we're reading about/watching/listening to.

From the journals: JBC
Journal News

From the journals: JBC

January 24, 2020

Recent topics include misfolded tau proteins in Alzheimer’s disease, how enzymes trim peptides and how a parasite hijacks the immunity of its host.

Reworking your résumé for industry

Reworking your résumé for industry

January 24, 2020

Interested in entering or moving up in industry? Michael Matrone, associate director of the Office of Career and Professional Development at the University of California, San Francisco, offers tips for creating an effective résumé.

Understanding how arsenic changes chromatin and causes cancer
Research Spotlight

Understanding how arsenic changes chromatin and causes cancer

January 23, 2020

Yvonne Fondufe–Mittendorf, who took a winding path from the Republic of Cameroon to the bluegrass of Kentucky, calls herself “an academic tourist.”

Early immune response may improve cancer immunotherapies
Journal News

Early immune response may improve cancer immunotherapies

January 23, 2020

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers and colleagues report a new mechanism for detecting foreign material during early immune responses.

Do sperm offer the uterus a secret handshake?
Journal News

Do sperm offer the uterus
a secret handshake?

January 22, 2020

Why does it take 200 million sperm to fertilize a single egg? A female immune response is one reason. A molecular handshake may help sperm survive the bombardment.

Kensal E. van Holde (1928 – 2019)
Retrospective

Kensal E. van Holde (1928 – 2019)

January 22, 2020

One of the world’s premier physical biochemists and a longtime associate editor of the Journal of Biological Chemistry is remembered by his friend and colleague Christopher Mathews.

A new hotspot for cyclooxygenase inhibition
Lipid News

A new hotspot
for cyclooxygenase inhibition

January 21, 2020

Drugs like aspirin dampen inflammation by inhibiting certain enzymes but can have nasty gastrointestinal side effects, so enzymologists are investigating the structure of the enzymes’ active sites in hopes of designing more selective inhibitors.

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John Arnst
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Oxygen sensing
and adapting to altitude
John Arnst

Science Writer

Gregg Semenza is one of three physician–scientists sharing the 2019 Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine for their discoveries related to the protein complex hypoxia-inducible factor and the red blood cell–producing hormone it controls. Read More

Ants in the lab

Take a peek inside the labs of Danny Reinberg and Shelley Berger, who use ants to study the role of epigenetics and gene expression in behavior and aging. Read More

JLR: Secrets of fat
and the lymph node
Laurel Oldach

Science Writer

Some 20 years ago, Sander Kersten isolated a protein that acts as a control for how our bodies store or burn fat. Recently, he wrote in the Journal of Lipid Research about why loss of this protein can be fatal to mice. Read More

Weaving social innovation and scientific methods for a bright future
Pingdewinde Sam

Contributor

In our second “Service beyond science” essay, Pingdewinde Sam, a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins, describes his journey from Burkina Faso to the U.S. and how he founded Teêbo, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the people of his native land. Read More

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