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'Challenging membrane' researcher wins Tabor award
Award

'Challenging membrane' researcher wins Tabor award

Hannah Kondolf and her colleagues developed a system that activates gasdermin proteins in an efficient and equivalent manner and showed differences in two gasdermins.
Essay

The language barrier: Daily struggles of an immigrant in science

“Because I’m afraid of being misunderstood or judged for my accent or grammar mistakes, I sometimes hesitate to speak up in meetings or share my ideas with colleagues,” Thiago Pasin writes.
The language barrier: Daily struggles of an immigrant in science

News and Ideas

Water is the 2024 molecule of the year
Contest

Water is the 2024 molecule of the year

July 17, 2024

The 54 nominees included proteins and protein complexes, RNAs, lipids, drugs and therapeutics, signaling mediators and more. ASBMB members cast their votes and determined the winner.

Seeking the sweet spot to beat a pig parasite
Journal News

Seeking the sweet spot to beat a pig parasite

July 16, 2024

Researchers extracted, separated and tested glycans from the porcine whipworm in an effort to determine the best way to develop treatments and vaccines.

Gary Felsenfeld (1929–2024)
Retrospective

Gary Felsenfeld (1929–2024)

July 15, 2024

Three colleagues remember a researcher whose work at the NIH revealed the dynamic nature of chromatin and its role in gene expression and epigenetic regulation.

Radioactive drugs strike cancer with precision
News

Radioactive drugs strike cancer with precision

July 14, 2024

The tumor-seeking radiopharmaceuticals are charting a new course in oncology, with promise for targeted treatments with fewer side effects.

Upcoming opportunities
Announcement

Upcoming opportunities

July 14, 2024

Register for this week's ASBMB webinar on NINDS funding and training opportunities. Just added: Free webinar on starting your own lab!

Animals have used bioluminescence to communicate for millions of years
News

Animals have used bioluminescence to communicate for millions of years

July 13, 2024

Despite its widespread occurrence, scientists don’t yet know when or where this phenomenon first emerged, or its original function.

How to get the accommodations you need in grad school
Advice

How to get the accommodations you need in grad school

July 12, 2024

Nathalie Weissman, an access specialist within the office of student life disability services at Ohio State University, answers some key questions.

Getting to the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease
Journal News

Getting to the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease

July 11, 2024

Edwin G. Peña Martínez received a JBC Tabor award for associating the condition with mutations in noncoding sequences.

'I can do it without making a face'
Essay

'I can do it without making a face'

July 10, 2024

Betty B. Tong describes the life lessons she learned 35 years ago as a Chinese graduate student in the U.S.

Meet Our Contributors

Emmett Smith
Emmett Smith
Naushin Raheema
Naushin Raheema
Minh Bui
Minh Bui
Bill Sullivan
Bill Sullivan
Meet the 2024 SOC grant awardees
Emmett Smith

These five science outreach and communication projects each receive up to $1,000 from the ASBMB to help promote the understanding of life at a molecular level. Read More

Cardiolipin helps fruit flies take flight
Naushin Raheema

Researchers at New York University have found that this long-lived phospholipid may underlie the insect’s extraordinary wing strength. Read More

Seeking refuge in science
Minh Bui

“Be it our racial background, upbringing or gender, diversity helps advance science by filling in gaps,” Minh Bui writes. “Each person alone is not equipped to address every question.” Read More

The art of communicating science: An interview with Beth Malow
Bill Sullivan

Showalter Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

This Vanderbilt University professor believes productive conversations stem from a simple formula – get curious, not furious. Read More

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