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The latest news from the Biochemical Society

 
  Agenda now available for Biochemical Society AGM
The agenda for our 2014 Annual General Meeting is now available. The AGM, on 1 December, will be followed the Colworth Medal Lecture and a member reception.
   
  Learned society partnership on antimicrobial resistance
A partnership of learned societies representing 75,000 scientists has come together to lead the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
   
  Credible alternatives needed after Chief Scientific Adviser scrapped
“The role of scientific advice in European policy decisions is now in limbo,” says the Biochemical Society’s Chair in the wake of the abolishing of the European Commission’s Chief Scientific Adviser.
   
  Investment in undergraduate practical skills essential
An Audit of Practical Work undertaken by undergraduate bioscience students has found grave concerns over the impact of any further erosion of resources.

   

On the blog: Scientific Outreach Grants awardees announced

The Biochemical Society is funding thirteen public engagement events through our Scientific Outreach Grants. Find out about the recipients on our blog.
   
On the blog: Making medicine at Big Biology Day
We launched Medicine Makers, an exciting, hands-on and family-friendly activity as part of Biology Week 2014. Find out more on our blog.
   
The Biochemist: Communication in plants & microbes
The latest edition of The Biochemist, a student issue focusing on communication in plants and microbes, is in the mail and available online. Log in to the Members’ Area to read the e-zine.
   
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How muscles work
27.11.2014

Scientists led have elucidated the molecular structure and regulation of the essential muscle protein α-actinin.


A link between DNA transcription and disease-causing expansions
26.11.2014

Researchers in human genetics have known that long nucleotide repeats in DNA lead to instability of the genome and ultimately to human hereditary diseases such Freidreich’s ataxia and Huntington’s disease.


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