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Progesterone from an unexpected source may affect miscarriage risk

Progesterone signaling is key to a healthy pregnancy. An Austrian team’s research suggests a link between recurrent miscarriage and disrupted progesterone synthesis.
6-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Taking the measure of glycans

Glycans on antibody drugs can significantly affect their safety and efficacy. A study conducted by NIST investigates how well pharmaceutical and research labs are equipped to measure this important post-translational modification.
2-Jan-2020 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Journal of Biological Chemistry launches program for early-career scientists

The JBC Early-Career Reviewer Board offers postdoctoral researchers and newly independent investigators a structured path for developing peer-review skills and learning about the scholarly publishing process. In addition, editors said, the program...
16-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lack of Sleep Affects Fat Metabolism

Researchers found that a sleep schedule built to resemble a work week disrupted lipid metabolism and feelings of fullness after a meal. One night's recovery sleep helped... but not enough to return metabolism to normal.
16-Sep-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

12 early-career scientists win PROLAB awards

Twelve emerging scientists will receive grants this year from the Promoting Research Opportunities for Latin American Biochemists program, or PROLAB, to advance their research by working directly with collaborators in laboratories in the United...
12-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovery Could Pave the Way for Disease-Resistant Rice Crops

Researchers have uncovered an unusual protein activity in rice that can be exploited to give crops an edge in the evolutionary arms race against rice blast disease, a major threat to rice production around the world.
15-Aug-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASBMB honors 12 scientists for scientific and community contributions

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology today announced the winners of its annual awards.
23-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sperm may offer the uterus a “secret handshake”

Before they reach the egg, sperm have to make it through bombardment by the female immune system. Researchers have discovered an interaction with the endometrium that may help sperm evade this attack--or may help it target the weakest.
18-Jul-2019 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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