Unraveling the mysterious mutations that make delta the most transmissible COVID virus yet
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Unraveling the mysterious mutations that make delta the most transmissible COVID virus yet

By Liz Szabo
As of this week, the delta variant had caused at least 92% of the new infections in the United States, according to a research firm in Switzerland.
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Cats communicate with the help of bacteria living in their butts

KittyBiome researchers want to study the cat microbiome to improve health and understand scent-based communication.
Cats communicate with the help of bacteria living in their butts

News and Ideas

Journal of Biological Chemistry names new editor-in-chief
Journal News

Journal of Biological Chemistry names new editor-in-chief

July 30, 2021

Alex Toker, professor of pathology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, will begin his term Oct. 1.

Wait, Ph.D.s are free? And other things they don’t tell you
Education

Wait, Ph.D.s are free? And other things they don’t tell you

July 30, 2021

Our academic careers columnist begins a two-part series on unspoken rules and other things students need to know but are rarely told about grad school.

Biotech industry jargon: A primer for the curious
Professional Development

Biotech industry jargon: A primer for the curious

July 29, 2021

The specific scientific and technical knowledge you need in an industry job depends on the role and will change over the course of your career. But it can help to know the basics.

From the journals: JLR
Journal News

From the journals: JLR

July 29, 2021

Reversing alcoholism’s effects on lipid droplets. How HDL cholesterol might reduce COVID-19 risk. Shining light on the cholesterol–GPCR relationship. Read about recent papers on these topics in the Journal of Lipid Research.

Learning to love assessment
Education

Learning to love assessment

July 28, 2021

“As every scientist knows, there is no point in doing an experiment if you don’t have a way to assess the result. So assessment is a crucial step in teaching and learning.”

Starved to death: Can dietary methionine combat cancer?
Journal News

Starved to death: Can dietary methionine combat cancer?

July 27, 2021

Scientists draw a connection between this essential amino acid and cancer lipid metabolism.

ASBMB responds to proposal for new health research agency
Blotter

ASBMB responds to proposal for new health research agency

July 27, 2021

Society recommends keeping funding for ARPA-H separate from that of other agencies and developing a unique strategic plan.

Conaway named vice provost; Emr wins Shaw Prize; remembering Hartley
Member News

Conaway named vice provost; Emr wins Shaw Prize; remembering Hartley

July 26, 2021

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

I’m fully vaccinated but feel sick – should I get tested for COVID-19?
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I’m fully vaccinated but feel sick – should I get tested for COVID-19?

July 25, 2021

It’s impossible to know whether a vaccinated person is fully protected or could still develop a mild case if exposed to the coronavirus.

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A molecular biologist by day and a science artist by night
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