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What can we learn from promiscuous bugs and crocodile studs?

You may think human sex is bizarre enough. But elsewhere in the animal kingdom, features like competition between sperm and semen that influences behavior conspire to make it even weirder. A special issue of the journal Molecular & Cellular...
23-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Using a promiscuous inhibitor to uncover cancer drug targets

Scientists at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a method that exploits the multitargeted nature of a chemical inhibitor to pinpoint vulnerabilities within cancer cells.
4-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Can ovarian cancer be diagnosed earlier?

Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed too late for effective treatment. Israeli researchers are announcing the development of a liquid-biopsy-based diagnostic that may someday help catch the disease earlier.
15-Mar-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Biochemists support rare disease research

In observance of Rare Disease Day, February 28, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers these news tips on recent research into rare diseases.
25-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lipoproteins behave “almost like a tiny Velcro ball”

Researchers using proteomics and mouse genetics to understand the protein makeup of HDL find that it's a complicated mix of inherited and environmental factors. Their work may help understand HDL's functions beyond carrying cholesterol.
14-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How bacteria build hyper-efficient photosynthesis machines

Researchers facing a future with a larger population and more uncertain climate are looking to photosynthetic bacteria for engineering solutions to improve crop yields. A Canadian research team reports on how bacteria build protein machines to...
23-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study sheds light on the function of a long-mysterious PCSK9 mutation

Researchers investigating variations in experimental results between a test tube and liver cells have found a new way for PCKS9's interaction with a liver surface proteoglycan to occur.
3-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Changing Labs Revealed a Chemical Reaction Key to Cataract Formation

Researchers working to understand the biochemistry of cataract formation have made a surprising finding: A protein that was long believed to be inert actually has an important chemical function that protects the lens of the eye from cataract...
27-Nov-2018 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites


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The ASBMB is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization with more than 12,000 members worldwide. The Society publishes three journals; organizes scientific meetings; advocates for research and education funding; supports scientists at all levels; and promotes diversity of individuals entering the scientific workforce. For more information about ASBMB, visit www.asbmb.org.

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