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The latest news from the Biochemical Society

On the blog: Making medicine at Big Biology Day
20 October 2014  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
01 October 2014The 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.

On the blog: Research Council UK's Policy on Open Access
01 October 2014  The Biochemical Society and our subsidiary Portland Press Limited have fed into a review of the Research Council UK’s open access policy. Read our views on our blog.
End-of-year Biochemical Society celebration
30 September 2014  Join us for our end-of-year celebration, including the Colworth Medal Lecture and AGM, this December. Free to attend.

The Biochemical Society reaches 7000 members
22 September 2014  The Biochemical Society's membership has grown to 7000, the highest number in 14 years. Join our growing and thriving community today.

On the blog: Images of women in science
22 September 2014 – Why is it only young women who’re portrayed as doing science? In a new blog post, our Science Policy Officer argues for a greater use of images of women in senior roles and of senior ages.
Summer Vacation Studentships open for applications
2 September 2014  Applications for our 2015 Summer Vacation Studentships are now open. Find out more and apply today.
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New insight that ‘mega’ cells control the growth of blood-producing cells

While megakaryocytes are best known for producing platelets that heal wounds, these ‘mega’ cells found in bone marrow also play a critical role in regulating stem cells according to new research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

How mitochondria began

Parasitic bacteria were the first cousins of the mitochondria that power cells in animals and plants – and first acted as energy parasites in those cells before becoming beneficial, according to a new University of Virginia study.

Read the latest edition of The Biochemist



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