Shark Week: Putting the Jinx on Jaws

By Andrea Anastasio We’re used to arguing and controversy, but I think we can all agree on one thing: none of us would enjoy being eaten alive. This universal fear explains why millions are expected to tune into Discovery Channel’s Shark Week beginning on August 10, 2014. We’re fascinated by sharks: creatures perfected by evolution…

The Tools of the Future

By Paula Rincon In the last Substrate post, Amanda Biederman started the conversation on the Science 2.0 movement. As technology moves ahead at a staggering speed, Science 2.0 presents boundary-breaking possibilities for research communication. History has taught us that communication revolutionized the way we see the world –think of the times when radio broadcasts and television were…

ASBMB Degree Accreditation Program Now Accepting Applications!

By Adele Wolfson, Wellesley College and Joseph Provost, University of San Diego The ASBMB accreditation program is open for business.  After several years of planning and listening to the biochemistry and molecular biology community, ASBMB is now taking applications for accreditation.  The ASBMB accreditation program has two components: accreditation of a Department or a Program…