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Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells
26.01.2015

A new procedure can quickly and efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are linked to aging and disease, according to scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine.


Genome-wide search reveals new genes involved in long-term memory
23.01.2015

A new study has identified genes involved in long-term memory in the worm as part of research aimed at finding ways to retain cognitive abilities during aging.


 
  Calling all biochemists working in industry

Are you a biochemist working in industry? If so, we want to hear your views. Attend our focus group on 6 February and help inform our industry initiative.

   
  Abstracts due for upcoming bioscience education workshop
Enhancing Molecular Bioscience Education is an upcoming workshop to share novel ideas and approaches among bioscience educators. Abstracts are due by 26 January 2015.
   
  Standing on the shoulder of giantesses
A new Society-commissioned report unveils the fascinating history of women in biochemistry between 1945 and 1975. Read about it on our blog.
   
  Upcoming deadline for Summer Vacation Studentships
We provide up to  £1,600 to support undergraduate students to carry out a summer lab placement. Applications must be made by 11 February 2015.
   
  Science Communication Competition now open
Our annual Science Communication Competition, which seeks out talented undergraduate and postgraduate science communicators, is open for entries. 
   
  Nature to nanotechnology: a conference on repetitive proteins
Repetitive proteins are abundant in nature, perform vital functions and have useful potential in nanotechnology. Join our upcoming conference to discuss these impressive yet less well-understood proteins.
 
  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.
   
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