My study-abroad experience


Marilee Benore of the University of Michigan–Dearborn went to France this summer with a group of students and researchers to study artifacts unearthed from a burial ground.

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Shouldn’t we make biochemistry an exact science?


Bob Eisenberg of Rush University Medical Center writes: "Biochemists have tried to make their theories exact by increasing resolution. Our models of enzymes include thousands of atoms in cathedrals of structure. The hope has been that computing all the atoms of those cathedrals would produce exact simulations, if not exact equations. But as the calculations of molecular dynamics reach from atomic to biological scales, we face disappointment once again: Enormous resolution does not guarantee useful biological results."

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The many hats of an academic researcher


In his advice column this month, Andrew D. Hollenbach of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center writes about the many roles faculty members must assume — without having been trained for pretty much any of them.

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Open Channels


Laura Furge notes how few attendees showed up for the Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award lecture at the ASBMB annual meeting in April, and Dan Raben responds to a recent article about revising medical school curriculum.

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