Rodents in space Keeping bone and muscle strong on the ISS
News

Rodents in space Keeping bone and muscle strong on the ISS

By Amber Dance
Researchers helped mice stay mighty with an experiment to counter the effects of microgravity. The gene treatment might also enhance muscle and bone health on Earth — and in humans.
Interview

It all comes down to where we place our bets

Mark Harpel works in a research unit at GlaxoSmithKline that helps choose the most promising targets for new drug development.
It all comes down to where we place our bets

News and Ideas

Starting your own company in graduate school is possible
Jobs

Starting your own company in graduate school is possible

September 18, 2020

Neurophotometrics CEO Sage Aronson offers an inside look at going from Ph.D. to biotech startup.

Understanding the impact of Type 1 diabetes susceptibility genes
Research Spotlight

Understanding the impact of Type 1 diabetes susceptibility genes

September 17, 2020

Starting in eighth grade, a series of mentors who saw something special in Sharifa Love–Rutledge helped her stay on the path to being a researcher — and becoming a mentor to others.

The national certification exam as a faculty development experience
Education

The national certification exam as a faculty development experience

September 16, 2020

As a volunteer helping with the ASBMB certification exam, Brian Chiswell has learned valuable lessons he can put to work in his own classroom.

Re-creating coagulation in a lab
Journal News

Re-creating coagulation in a lab

September 15, 2020

Threatened arthropods are in the crossfire of medical and conservation efforts, but new research could benefit horseshoe crabs and humans alike.

Cell biology, microbiology societies present awards
Member News

Cell biology, microbiology societies present awards

September 14, 2020

Honorees include ASBMB members Joann Trejo, James Olzmann, Steven Farber, Sue Wickner and Bernard Moss.

Decoy receptor neutralizes coronavirus in cell cultures
News

Decoy receptor neutralizes coronavirus in cell cultures

September 13, 2020

To keep COVID-19 from infecting tissues once they’re exposed, a new study led by Erik Procko suggests luring the virus with an engineered, free-floating receptor protein that binds the virus and blocks infection.

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities
Announcement

Calendar of events, awards and opportunities

September 13, 2020

Happening this week: NIH events for young scientists, ASBMB advocacy town hall, ASIP social media how-to, science festival and more.

This week's staff picks
Stroopwafels

This week's staff picks

September 12, 2020

As the summer slips away and we continue our strange pandemic existence, we continue to seek escape — by watching and listening to captivating stories, by getting outside, and even by fretting over houseplants.

Doing epidemiology at the FDA
Jobs

Doing epidemiology at the FDA

September 11, 2020

Careers columnist Martina G. Efeyini talked with Michael Bazaco about how he wound up at the agency and what he does there.

Meet Our Contributors

Marya S. Sabir
Marya S. Sabir
John Arnst
John Arnst
Laurel Oldach
Laurel Oldach
Kian Kamgar-Parsi
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A gap year or a few

Marya Sabir writes about the value of postbaccalaureate programs for students who don’t feel ready for graduate school. Read More

Spit-stimulating natural compounds could end dry mouth
John Arnst

Science Writer

Researchers analyzed menthol and a compound found in chile peppers as potential treatments for this side effect of radiation therapy on head and neck cancers. Read More

A zest for synthetic biology
Laurel Oldach

Science Writer

Metabolic engineers seek to overcome the challenges of mass-producing commodity chemicals, such as limonene, an oil from orange peels. Read More

Re-creating coagulation in a lab

Threatened arthropods are in the crossfire of medical and conservation efforts, but new research could benefit horseshoe crabs and humans alike. Read More

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