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Biophysicists Join Effort to Eliminate Sexual Harassment in STEMM

The Biophysical Society (BPS) is proud to add its name and support to the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) to measurably advance professional and ethical conduct, climate...
1-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Biophysical Society and Rep. Bill Foster Host Dr. Jennifer Doudna for CRISPR-101 Congressional Briefing

On March 13 the Biophysical Society (BPS) and Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL-11) hosted Dr. Jennifer Doudna for a CRISPR-101 Congressional Briefing. The briefing received interest from more than 60 Congressional offices. The briefing took place from...
13-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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When it comes to sex and aggression in mice, a cold-sensor tells the brain when “enough is enough!”

Researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine find that TRPM8, long ago identified as a cold-temperature sensor, regulates aggressive and hypersexual behavior in response to testosterone
28-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Python hearts reveal mechanisms relevant to human heart health and disease

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder study fast-growing python hearts, which could provide insights to aid those with diseased heart growth. Their latest work reveals ways to study python heart cells.
28-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Ducks offer researchers a unique opportunity to study human touch

Researchers at Yale University gain insights into the mechanics of touch by studying the sensitive skin on ducks’ bills, which they found is similar in some ways to the skin on human palms.
28-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New area of research: How protein structures change due to normal forces

Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory are developing techniques to study how proteins respond to the tiny forces our cells experience.
28-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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High fat diet causes thickening of arteries down to the cellular level

Researchers at the University of Illinois show that the membranes of cells surrounding arteries get stiffer and thicker in response to a high fat diet, due to both LDLs and oxidized LDLs
28-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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A highly sensitive new blood test can detect rare cancer proteins

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University developed a new blood test that can identify proteins-of-interest down to the sub-femtomolar range with minimal errors
28-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Biophysical Society, founded in 1958, is a professional, scientific Society established to lead development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. The Society promotes growth in this expanding field through its annual meeting, monthly journal, and committee and outreach activities. Its 9000 members are located throughout the U.S. and the world, where they teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories, government agencies, and industry.


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