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Nobel Laureate Dr. Ada Yonath to speak at IBBR


Dr. Ada Yonath will present a seminar titled "The Ribosome: Its Tiny Enemies and Hints About Its Origin" at IBBR on Wednesday October 20th, 2010 at 10 AM. The seminar is open to the public and will be presented in the IBBR Shady Grove Auditorium. Refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Yonath focuses on the mechanisms underlying protein biosynthesis, by ribosomal crystallography, a research line she pioneered over twenty years ago despite considerable skepticism of the international scientific community.   Ribosomes... Read More

Closer Look at Cell Membrane Shows Cholesterol 'Keeping Order'


Cell membranes form the “skin” of most every cell in your body, but the ability to view them up close and in motion cannot be rendered by many experimental techniques. A team of scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of California, Irvine, recently developed a way to magnify them dramatically.
Their work has helped illuminate the important role of cholesterol within this boundary between the cell and the outside world.

The multi-institutional team used tools at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) to examine the... Read More

Dr. Tridib Bhowmick selected to receive 2011 CRS Outstanding Consumer and Diversified Products Paper Award


IBBR post-doctoral fellow Dr. Tridib Bhowmick selected to receive the 2011 CRS Outstanding Consumer and Diversified Products Paper Award38th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release Society.This highly recognized award is given annually to the best paper of the international conference of the Controlled Release Society, in the Consumer & Diversified Products track. The Controlled Release Society (CRS) is the premier society world-wide for drug delivery science and technology, serving members from more than 50 countries, including industry, academia, and government.The... Read More