November 2012

Milk offers possible defense against the deadly bioterrorism agent ricin

What if a simple glass of milk contained the antidote to one of the most deadly toxins known to man? Well, it turns out that this common household beverage, often recognized for its role in promoting strong bones, also may be a strong inhibitor of the highly toxic compound ricin. Read more about findings reported in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.


NINDS workshop produces recommendations for reporting animal studies

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke released last month a set of recommendations for scientific papers and grant applications describing preclinical animal studies.


Three ASBMB members get NIH funding for single-cell analysis

Three American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology members won grants from the Single Cell Analysis Program at the National Institutes of Health. Marc Kirschner at Harvard University, Peter Sims at Columbia University Health Services and Navin Varadajaran at the University of Houston were amongst the 26 recipients of awards supported by the NIH Common Fund.

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