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How an Interest in Bipolar Disorder Drugs Led to a Better Understanding of Leukemia

A research project that began 20 years ago with an interest in how lithium treats mood disorders has yielded insights into the progression of blood cancers such as leukemia. The research, which centers on a protein called GSK-3, will be published in...
31-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What We Call Postdoctoral Researchers Matters, Scientists Say

In an opinion piece in the journal eLife, eight scientists and science policy experts make the case for standardizing how postdoctoral researchers are categorized by human resources offices and provide a framework that willing institutions can...
24-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ursula Jakob Joins Journal of Biological Chemistry

Ursula Jakob, a professor of biological chemistry at the University of Michigan, has joined the Journal of Biological Chemistry as an associate editor.
23-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Molecular Garbage Disposal Complex Has a Role in Packing the Genome

New research from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, to be published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry on Oct. 13, has found that the proteasome, an essential protein complex that breaks down proteins in cells, has another...
10-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What a Rare Blood Disease Can Teach Us About Blood Clotting

New insight into how the protein antithrombin works could lead to treatments not only for patients with antithrombin deficiency, but also to better-designed drugs for other blood disorders.
2-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

When HIV Drugs Don’t Cooperate

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University studying combinations of drugs against HIV have discovered why certain drugs sometimes act synergistically but sometimes do not.
2-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovering What Makes Organelles Connect Could Help Understand Neurodegenerative Diseases

A study to be published in the September 29 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry reports the use of an emerging method to identify proteins that allows two organelles, the mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum, to attach to each other.
25-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sugary Secrets of a Cancer-Related Protein

The proteins in human cells are extensively decorated with different types of sugars, a phenomenon called glycosylation. These modifications greatly increase the diversity of protein structure and function, affecting how proteins fold, how they...
15-Sep-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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