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Maurizio Brunori, Arianna Brunori
October 28, 2020
A biochemist and a philosophy student take the analogy of art and protein one step further.
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September 26, 2020

An irresistible online music project. Outdoor boxing for fitness. Rules for remote meetings. And more. Find out what our staff has been watching, reading, listening to and doing.

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The art of paper folding and the science of protein folding

September 23, 2020

A pandemic hobby for her teenage son gets Sudha Neelam contemplating similarities in art and biology.

The national certification exam as a faculty development experience
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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.

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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.

A time for reimagining
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A time for reimagining

September 10, 2020

The world will be a different place next spring — a year after COVID-19 began to shutter much of the planet. Why not make this a time for rethinking structures in ways that are more sensible and just?  We want your ideas for how to do that. 

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Virtual volunteering in the land of lakes and volcanoes

September 09, 2020

Brandon Roy encourages other scientists to teach students in Nicaragua through the Outreach 360 program

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A one-woman newsroom that is no more, a Halloween earworm, the return of roller skates and more. Here's what the ASBMB staff has been reading, watching, listening to and doing recently.
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September 05, 2020

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

The time for change is now
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The time for change is now

September 03, 2020

After a a discussion series on systemic issues in biomedical research and how those issues were amplified by the pandemic, Chris Pickett came up with 17 recommendations for universities and departments to enact long-term change.

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August 29, 2020

In this week's guilty pleasures edition, we offer trashy TV, terrible novels and more.

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August 15, 2020

Bird deaths on solar farms, the new world of crosswords, a good whodunit, a lovely tune and more.

The mind of a public speaker
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The mind of a public speaker

August 13, 2020

Since the early days of his research career, Blaise J. Arena has made a consistent, long-term effort to develop his presentation skills and overcome stage fright. Here, he shares his approach.

With challenges come opportunities
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With challenges come opportunities

August 05, 2020

In her first President’s Message, Toni Antalis, who took office as the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s president in July, writes about the challenges and opportunities the society faces.

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