February 2012

A new crosslinker for proteomics

Researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology developed a new crosslinker that they recently described in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.


Adipose tissue de novo lipogenesis

There is growing interest in the physiological role of DNL in normal biology and in disease states such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


Lipid droplets in plants: they're not just for energy storage anymore

The Journal of Lipid Research examines the creation and functions of lipid droplets in plants as part of an ongoing thematic review series on lipid droplets in eukaryotic model systems.


Potential antimalarial drug-target structure

A Journal of Biological Chemistry “Paper of the Week” describes the structure of phosphoethanolamine methyltransferase, which is critical for the parasite Plasmodium falciparum's survival.


Research Spotlight in review

Each month, ASBMB’s education and professional development manager, Weiyi Zhao, highlights the work and life of a minority scientist. In observance of Black History Month, we look back upon what some of the scientists who’ve participated have had to say.


Science Superhero Series for undergraduates at ASBMB annual meeting

The ASBMB annual meeting programming designed especially for undergraduates includes the Fortress of Knowledge, Brekke for Next Gens and careers speed dating.


Stranger in a strange land

Peter J. Kennelly, chairman of the ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee, has his own advice for those who advise undergraduates.

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