New members of the National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences announced in late April the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in research. Seven ASBMB members were elected.
ASBMB Member Robert Lefkowitz awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Oct. 10, 2012 -- Two American scientists, ASBMB member Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for their work revealing protein receptors that tell cells what is going on in and around the human body. Their achievements have allowed drug makers to develop medication with fewer side effects. More...
2012 Lasker Awards Honor Scientists For Groundbreaking Medical Research
Sept. 10, 2012 — The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, which for 67 years has championed the greatest advances in medical research, announced today the winners of the 2012 Lasker Awards: Michael Sheetz, James Spudich and Ronald Vale for basic medical research, Roy Calne and Thomas E. Starzl for clinical research, and Donald D. Brown and Thomas Maniatis for special achievement. More...