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

By ASBMB Today Staff
Use this weekly list to get your ducks in a row.

Your blood type may influence your vulnerability to the winter vomiting virus

Norovirus is very infectious, but not everyone is equally vulnerable. Whether you get sick or not may depend on your blood type.
Your blood type may influence your vulnerability to the winter vomiting virus

News and Ideas

The proteome of the cave bear
Journal News

The proteome of the cave bear

January 18, 2020

If a peptide mass spectrum is like a jigsaw puzzle, then a genome is the picture that researchers use to piece things together. But what do you do when there’s no picture to use as a guide?

This week’s staff picks
Stroopwafels

This week’s staff picks

January 18, 2020

Ice-fishing huts. Music and neuroscience. Sleep studies in the Antarctic. That's just a few of the topics ASBMB staff members are reading about.

‘The five love languages’ in science mentoring
Wellness

‘The five love languages’
in science mentoring

January 17, 2020

The five love languages helped Scott Aoki become a better, more present husband and father. He thinks they can also help researchers in academia.

Taking vacations as a Ph.D. student
Jobs

Taking vacations as a Ph.D. student

January 17, 2020

"Was I essentially asking for a favor whenever I asked for days off? Or, conversely, was I an idiot by not taking advantage of this unusually free time in my life because I didn’t take vacations all the time?"

Taking the measure of my treadmill
Wellness

Taking the measure of my treadmill

January 16, 2020

"As I approached age 58 in 2010, I realized I was entering a zone full of health dangers. I decided to take matters into my own hands and start exercising more frequently and more rigorously."

Pulse points: 2020
Wellness

Pulse points: 2020

January 16, 2020

Research can spark change. Here are examples of how scientific inquiry exposes health risks and leads to new treatments for disease.

What did you do last summer?
Student Chapters

What did you do last summer?

January 15, 2020

Undergraduate Research Award recipients describe their research.

How volunteering enriched my life as a Ph.D. student
Wellness

How volunteering enriched my life as a Ph.D. student

January 15, 2020

"From failed experiments to weak presentations, I sometimes doubt myself as a researcher. Science outreach boosts my spirits in these times of self-doubt."

Being a mother of young children while having a career in academia
What I Wish People Understood

Being a mother of young children while having a career in academia

January 14, 2020

"I got pregnant with twins during the last part of my postdoctoral training. The pregnancy was planned, but the two-for-one special was a shock and wreaked havoc on my detailed financial and career plans."

Meet Our Contributors

John Arnst
John Arnst
Pingdewinde Sam
Pingdewinde Sam
Laurel Oldach
Laurel Oldach
Alyson Smith
Alyson Smith
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

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

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

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

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