November 2012

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In a letter to the editor, James T. Hazzard of the University of Arizona writes in part, "I have to agree wholeheartedly with Tom Baldwin’s suggestions for not only increasing our commitment to community outreach but also that departments and university administrators take our efforts seriously. Frankly, I believe the former is much easier to achieve than the latter."


The 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Twitter

Any time biochemists win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, chemists start asking what exactly it means to be a chemist. Here’s a snapshot of how this year’s prize to Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka for G-proteincoupled receptors played out on Twitter. Read more at science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay’s blog,


Which cellular organelle would get your vote?

Brad Graba, a biology teacher at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill., took advantage of the election-season hype and engaged his students on campus and on Twitter in a campaign that pitted organelles against organelles. Here’s a selection of the some of the tweets from the activity. Read more at (Hat tip goes to ASBMB Today science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay for spotting this fun meme and using Storify to capture it on her blog.)

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