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The latest news from the Biochemical Society

 
  Workshops brings together antimicrobial resistance researchers
The Learned Society Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance is holding interdisciplinary networking workshops to bring together researchers who have an interest in antimicrobial resistance.
   
  Scientists honoured in Biochemical Society Awards
Eleven distinguished scientists and exceptional early career researchers have been honoured in the Biochemical Society’s annual Awards. 
   
  Introducing the new look for the Biochemical Society
We’re proud to unveil the new look for the Biochemical Society and our subsidiary Portland Press.
   
  Deadline extended for biofuels conference

Due to popular demand, the upcoming meeting Understanding and Harnessing Bio-Catalysis for Biofuel has extended the abstract submission deadline until 13 May 2015.

   
  Bursaries extended to Full Members
New Bursaries, introduced this year to help Early Career Members attend our conferences, have been extended to Full Members.
   
  Commission urged to reject call for ban on animals in research 
The Biochemical Society is one of more than 120 organisations urging the European Commission to reject a petition calling for a ban on animals in research.
   
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New clues into how stem cells get their identity
06.05.2015

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have identified one mechanism that explains how some stem cells choose to become a given cell type: the cells combine specific sets of proteins at precise positions along the DNA.


Odd histone helps suppress jumping genes in stem cells
05.05.2015

A family of proteins known as histones provides support and structure to DNA, but for years, scientists have been puzzling over occasional outliers among these histones, which appear to exist for specific, but often mysterious reasons.


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