Predicting PROTAC properties
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Predicting PROTAC properties

By Laurel Oldach
Best of BMB 2022: Proteolysis-targeting chimeras bring together a drug target protein and a ubiquitin ligase to remove the target from the cell. But sometimes the process stalls out.
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Cataloging itty-bitty proteins in large numbers

Best of BMB 2022: Ribosome profiling has identified thousands of short protein-coding genes, many in unexpected parts of the genome. Research suggests some play important regulatory roles.
Cataloging itty-bitty proteins in large numbers

News and Ideas

Giant, intricate structures
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Giant, intricate structures

Dec. 6, 2022

Best of BMB 2022: In a “triumph of experimental structural biology,” multiple teams tackle the nuclear pore complex.

Evolutionary constraints on disordered proteins
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Evolutionary constraints on disordered proteins

Dec. 5, 2022

Best of BMB 2022: “There’s evidence that there must be conservation of function — so how does this happen, if the sequence changes so much?”

ASCB honors Asai, Goley and Bagde
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ASCB honors Asai, Goley and Bagde

Dec. 5, 2022

These three ASBMB members have won recognition from the American Society for Cell Biology.

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities
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Calendar of events, awards and opportunities

Dec. 4, 2022

Just added: LinkedIn chat about parenting and caregiving, Lipid Research Division seminar, HHMI investigators competition, Burroughs Wellcome postdoc award and IUBMB fellowship for presenting at virtual events.

COVID-19, preprints and journalists
Science Communication

COVID-19, preprints and journalists

Dec. 3, 2022

Researchers find that news stories often fail to mention when studies haven’t been peer reviewed.

Trainees are no longer 'independent agents'
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Trainees are no longer 'independent agents'

Dec. 2, 2022

Kevin Struhl offers his take on how collaboration and competition have changed mentee–mentor relationships.

From the journals: MCP
Journal News

From the journals: MCP

Dec. 2, 2022

Muscling in on a signaling pathway. Probing weaknesses in the T cell surface. Improving single-cell proteomics two ways. Read about papers on these topics recently published in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.

Fun in Seattle
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Fun in Seattle

Dec. 1, 2022

#DiscoverBMB 2023: Come to Seattle for the science. Stay for the aquarium!

ASBMB delegates leave their mark on policymaking
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ASBMB delegates leave their mark on policymaking

Dec. 1, 2022

Advocacy Training Program participants use their new skills to improve their institutional environments, create new programs, draft policy recommendations, perform targeted outreach and more.

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LGBT+ scientists face location limitations

“I feel like I do not have the freedom to choose where I go,” one scientist said. “To choose where I go, I would have to leave academic research.” Read More

The mechanism of the monkeypox antiviral
Laurel Oldach

Science Writer

As monkeypox becomes an international concern, interest grows in tecovirimat; this smallpox drug targets a structural protein that helps wrap the virus in a second lipid bilayer. Read More

ASBMB releases DEAI statement
Ciearra Smith

Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs

"The society will uphold these core values of DEAI across all departments and committees — and support its members in their DEAI efforts at their respective institutions and out in the world," it says. Read More

ASBMB recommends boost to NIH base budget
Sarina Neote

Director of Public Affairs

In testimony, the society also made the case for NIGMS funds and sustaining the COBRE and INBRE programs. Read More

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