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The latest news from the Biochemical Society

  The Biochemist: Astrobiology issue released
Is there life in space? Would we recognize it? The latest issue of The Biochemist looks at these questions in a special issue on astrobiology. Log in to the Members’ Area to read the e-zine.
  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.
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A clear, molecular view of the evolution of human colour vision

Many genetic mutations in visual pigments, spread over millions of years, were required for humans to evolve from a primitive mammal with a dim, shadowy view of the world into a greater ape able to see all the colours in a rainbow.

New class of synthetic molecules mimics antibodies

A Yale University laboratory has made the first synthetic molecules that have both the targeting and response functions of antibodies.

Read the latest edition of The Biochemist



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