January 2013

Omega-3s and cardiovascular disease: the heart of the matter

In her latest installment of Nature’s Pathways, Shannadora Hollis explores the question whether or not omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids derived from non-fish sources are as effective as those from fish.


Jennifer Swann

Education and Professional Development Manager Weiyi Zhao interviews Lehigh University’s Jennifer Swann. Swann is not afraid to take on challenges, even if she doesn’t succeed right away. She is an ardent believer in learning from failures, from others and from new experiences. She loves science and is still amazed that she gets to do science as a living every day.


Two new JBC/Tabor young investigator award winners

Susanne Horvath, a doctoral student in the Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Technology in Graz, Austria, won the Journal of Biological Chemistry/Herb Tabor Young Investigator Award in September at the 53rd International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids/Canadian Lipoprotein Conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Vijay Rathinam, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, won the award in September at Cytokines 2012: 10th Joint Meeting of the International Cytokine Society and The International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research in Geneva, Switzerland.


ASBMB Today’s top stories of 2012

Find out which essays, editorials and reports were read online the most last year. You might be surprised by some of the results!


Overly honest methods — how experiments really get done

Jan. 9, 2013 — earlier this week, the science corner on Twitter got taken over by the hashtag #overlyhonestmethods. Scientists from all over jumped on the joke and by now, there are more than 1,000 tweets about the way experiments get done. ASBMB science writer Raj Mukhopadhyay was the first to curate some of the funnier and earlier tweets. Check them out on ASBMB Today’s Wild Types blog. 


In other news

This news roundup was compiled by ASBMB Today contributor Teodora Donisan and Chris Pickett, ASBMB’s science policy fellow. Send links of interest to asbmbtoday@asbmb.org for possible inclusion in future issues.

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