Will the coronavirus evolve to be less deadly?
News

Will the coronavirus evolve to be less deadly?

By Wendy Orent
All pandemics eventually run their course. But history and science suggest many possible pathways. How might COVID-19 end?
Announcement

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities

What's happening this week: Deadline for grants for students with disabilities and seminar on phosphoinositide lipids.
Calendar of events, awards and opportunities

News and Ideas

Uncovering details of molecular Ferris wheels inside cell structures
News

Uncovering details of molecular Ferris wheels inside cell structures

November 28, 2020

Simulations on the nation’s fastest supercomputer confirm details of a molecular mechanism that cell organelles use to regulate the pH of their environment.

Trainee lessons in the time of COVID-19
Essay

Trainee lessons in the time of COVID-19

November 27, 2020

While still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, four science trainees at the NIH reflect on how this unprecedented time has affected their career trajectories and what they’ve learned so far.

Get and keep a handle on the literature
Professional Development

Get and keep a handle on the literature

November 27, 2020

Whether you're new to the field or trying to do a better job of staying up to date, these tools and techniques will help.

The NIH is turning the human reference genome into a pangenome
News

The NIH is turning the human reference genome into a pangenome

November 26, 2020

In 2000, the human genome was announced as completed. But it was filled with gaps, and did not represent humanity’s genetic diversity. Read and watch a short film about recent updates.

From the journals: MCP
Journal News

From the journals: MCP

November 25, 2020

A destructive disease can lurk in a citrus plant’s vascular system. Misfolded proteins offer a key to inflammation in liver disease. And proteomic studies provide clues about signaling linked to neurological disorders.

Targeting two-faced nuclear receptors to fight cancer
News

Targeting two-faced nuclear receptors to fight cancer

November 24, 2020

For small-molecule cancer drugs, context is everything. Drugs that ameliorate cancer in some tissues may increase the cancer risk in others. Researcher Stephen Safe has turned this challenge into an opportunity.

A sign that we don’t care
Education

A sign that we don’t care

November 24, 2020

Maybe it’s on a door at your own institution.

Gerald S. Berenson (1922–2018)
Retrospective

Gerald S. Berenson (1922–2018)

November 23, 2020

A physician–scientist who devoted more than six decades to understanding the causes of cardiovascular disease, Berenson was one of the earliest members of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Collins, Kim and Qian receive Pioneer grants; McKnight wins Welch award; remembering Donald Comb
Member News

Collins, Kim and Qian receive Pioneer grants; McKnight wins Welch award; remembering Donald Comb

November 23, 2020

Awards, promotions, milestones and more. Find out what's going on in the lives of ASBMB members.

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Pivoting from carnivorous plants to COVID-19
Laurel Oldach

Science Writer

UCI professor Rachel Martin leads a consortium, including most of her department, in a hunt for protease-inhibiting antivirals. Read More

I recognize myself in some of my students
Aubrey A. Smith

Aubrey Smith says teaching biology at a community college offers research opportunities, rewarding student achievements and a decent work–life balance. Read More

Stopping the devil in the dust
John Arnst

Science Writer

As clinicians, veterinarians and research scientists close in on potential vaccines for the devastating fungal illness Valley fever, the largest barrier likely remains outside the lab. Read More

The importance of mentoring
Suzanne Barbour

Professor and Dean of the Graduate School

Suzanne Barbour talks to five black men about their experiences in the molecular biosciences. Read More

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