Category: Biochemistry

June 21, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of May 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

May 8, 2018

Congratulations to Vern Schramm of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Winner of the 2018 Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award

By Charley James

The Gordon Hammes Lecture Award is sponsored jointly by Biochemistry and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry. The objective is to recognize and honor a single individual whose scientific contributions have had a significant impact on research at the interface of chemistry and biology.  This year’s award goes to Professor Vern Schramm of the Albert […]

2018 Gordon Hammes Scholar Award Winner Timothy Bumpus

May 4, 2018

Congratulations to Timothy Bumpus of Cornell University, Winner of the 2018 Gordon Hammes Scholar Award

By Charley James

The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award honors the young scientists responsible for the very best papers published in Biochemistry. Established in 2017 and awarded alongside the Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award, the Scholar Award seeks to recognize those at the bench – graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduates – for the outstanding work they do. The award is […]

February 26, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of January 2018

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in January of 2018? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in January 2018, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

February 13, 2018

The Future of Biochemistry: Discoveries on the Horizon

By Charley James

In an insightful article published in Biochemistry in 1987, Nobel Prize winner Arthur Kornberg noted, “Increasingly, young professors in chemistry departments are pursuing problems of biologic significance.” The unique synergy between chemistry and biology has become increasingly apparent and multidimensional over the past 30 years and will continue to grow and deepen as chemists and […]

February 9, 2018

ACS Editors Share Advice for Women Beginning Careers in Science

By Molly Ferns

February 11th is the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To celebrate, we asked Editors of ACS journals: “What advice would you give to women just beginning their careers in science?” See their answers below, then comment and share your advice! Ann-Christine Albertsson, Editor-in-Chief of Biomacromolecules “My best advice is to increase […]

January 23, 2018

Most-Read Articles of 2017: Biological Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

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January 16, 2018

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of December 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in December of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in December 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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December 19, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of November 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in November of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each analytical chemistry ACS Publications journal in November 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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December 1, 2017

Fighting HIV with Chemistry: A Virtual Issue

By Mia Fields-Hall

In 2016, an estimated 36.7 million people around the world were living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Even though scientists only identified the virus in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of the disease, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. Nearly 35 years after the discovery of […]

November 20, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of October 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in October of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in October 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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This week: Black pepper as an anti-inflammatory, predicting cysteine reactivity with machine learning, mass efficiency of alkene syntheses -- and more!

October 27, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Black Pepper as an Anti-Inflammatory

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Black pepper as an anti-inflammatory, predicting cysteine reactivity with machine learning, mass efficiency of alkene syntheses — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals […]

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October 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of September 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in September of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in September 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017

October 4, 2017

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 Goes to Cryo-EM Innovators

By Jesse Stanchak

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson are the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017. The trio won equal shares of the more than $1.1 million prize for their work developing cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) for the study of biomolecules. Electron microscopes were once thought to be useless for studying biological substances since the […]

September 15, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Antimicrobial Properties in Human Milk Oligosaccharides

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Antimicrobial properties in human milk oligosaccharides, mimicking the design of a tree frog’s adhesive toe pad, natural products and their mimics as targets of opportunity for discovery — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially […]

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September 8, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: 3D-Printed Self-Folding Electronics

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: 3D-printed self-folding electronics, improving efficiency of film-based solar cells, a benchmark database of barrier heights on transition metal surfaces — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of […]

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August 25, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Genomic Enzymology — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Genomic enzymology, ferric heme-nitrosyl complexes, synthesis of benzoxazoles — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative […]

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July 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of June 2017

By Sam Enslen

What were chemists reading in June of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in June 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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July 14, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Rapid 3D Printing in Water — and More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: 3D printing, drug–target kinetics in drug discovery, a crystallization system for carbamazepine — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to […]

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June 9, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Making Rigid Polyurethane Foam From Old Vehicles and Coconut Oil

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Making rigid polyurethane foam from end-of-life vehicles and coconut oil, novel liposome-based surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy, kinetic Modeling of the nickel-catalyzed esterification of amides  — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a […]

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May 26, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Engineering Molecular Crystals

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Engineering molecular crystals, spatial-temporal dispersion of airborne nanomaterials during the use of spray consumer products and estimated the level of consumer inhalation exposure, green synthesis of conjugated linoleic acids — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These […]

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May 17, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of April 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in April of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in April 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, such […]

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May 3, 2017

ACS Editors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

By Jesse Stanchak

Eleven of the new members and foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for 2017 have strong ties to ACS Publications journals. The NAS announced the election of a total of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates, bringing the academy’s total to 2,290 active members and 475 nonvoting foreign associates. The new members […]

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May 2, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of March 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in March of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read chemistry articles that appeared in each biological chemistry ACS Publications journal in March 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, […]

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May 2, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Iga Kucharska of the University of Virginia, Winner of the Inaugural Gordon Hammes Scholar Award

By Ellie Key

The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award honors the young scientists responsible for the very best papers published in Biochemistry. Dr. Iga Kucharska was selected from a large applicant pool on the basis of a Viewpoint she submitted that highlights her first-author paper in Biochemistry entitled, “Molecular Interactions of Lipopolysaccharide with an Outer Membrane Protein from Pseudomonas aeruginosa […]

April 21, 2017

ACS Editors’ Choice: Astronomical Molecules — and More!

By J. Justin Gooding

This week: Astronomical molecules, new approaches to drug design, bioinspired smart materials for directional liquid transport — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around […]

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March 31, 2017

Discover the Most-Read Biological Chemistry Articles of Feb. 2017

By Jesse Stanchak

What were chemists reading in February of 2017? To find out, we’ve compiled lists of the five most-read biological chemistry articles that appeared in  relevant ACS Publications journals in February 2017, including research, reviews, perspectives and editorial pieces. These lists were not chosen by the journals’ editors. The lists also don’t take other factors, such […]

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March 28, 2017

John Gerlt Named Biochemistry’s 2017 Gordon Hammes Lectureship Winner

By Ellie Key

The Gordon Hammes Lecture Award is sponsored jointly by Biochemistry and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry.  The objective is to recognize and honor a single individual whose scientific contributions have had a major impact on research at the interface of chemistry and biology. “I am delighted with the committee’s selection of John Gerlt as […]

January 25, 2017

Most-Read Articles of 2016: Biological Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

There are lots of different ways to look at the reach of an article. You can look at citations, Altmetric Attention Scores, awards, and more. One way to consider the influence of an article is just by looking at how many people chose to read it. To that end, we’ve compiled lists of the five […]

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unsolved problems in chemistry

January 18, 2017

What’s the Most Important Unsolved Problem in Chemistry?

By Jesse Stanchak

What’s the most important unsolved problem in chemistry? It’s a deceptively simple question. You could ask 100 different chemists and get 100 different answers. Chemistry is the central science, with ties to every other scientific discipline. It’s only natural that someone studying physical chemistry would have a very different selection for the most important unsolved […]

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November 16, 2016

Welcome the Newest Associate Editors of ACS Publications Journals – Q3 2016

By Jesse Stanchak

New associate editors bring more than just changes to a publication’s masthead. They bring new experiences, new perspectives and new ideas to their publications. Get to know some of ACS’ latest associate editors and learn what unique gifts they’ll be bringing to their respective journals. *** Thomas Riedl, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces What do […]

October 25, 2016

Celebrate Open Access Week With Materials Science & Engineering Research

By Katherine Stevens

In celebration of Open Access Week, we are highlighting some of the best research made open by our authors via ACS AuthorChoice in 2016. Below are the most-read AuthorChoice articles from our Materials Science & Engineering portfolio of journals. Learn more about ACS open access initiatives. Read more Open Access Week content: Analytical | Applied […]

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October 25, 2016

Celebrate Open Access Week With Biological Chemistry Research

By Katherine Stevens

In celebration of Open Access Week, we are highlighting some of the best research made open by our authors via ACS AuthorChoice in 2016. Below are the most-read AuthorChoice articles from our Biological Chemistry portfolio of journals. Learn more about ACS open access initiatives. Read more Open Access Week content: Analytical | Applied | Materials Science […]

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October 3, 2016

Autophagy Researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi Wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

By Jesse Stanchak

In recognition of his research into autophagy, the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi. The Tokyo Institute of Technology biologist won the prize for his research into the mechanisms cells use to break down and reuse their own components. The autophagy process is an essential part of maintaining cell health, as […]

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August 4, 2016

Meet Biochemistry’s new EIC: Alanna Schepartz 

By Jesse Stanchak

Biochemistry has a new Editor-in-Chief in Yale University Professor Alanna Schepartz. If Schepartz’s name sounds familiar to readers of ACS journals, it may be because she’s served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society since 2005. In 2010, Schepartz was named a fellow of the ACS and in 2008 she […]

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July 8, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Detecting Zika Virus Without Instruments at the Point of Care — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: Zika Virus detection,  charge-free proteins, discovering cyanobacteriochromes that respond to far-red light — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to […]

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June 3, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: A New Use for Shrimp Shells — And More!

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: a new use for shrimp shells, a method for verifying nerve agent exposure, bilayer graphene synthesis — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals […]

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May 13, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Introducing Teslaphoresis

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: the directed motion and self-assembly of matter by a Tesla coil — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to […]

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April 25, 2016

Meet the Q1 2016 Lectureship Winners

By Jesse Stanchak

2016 Inorganic Chemistry Lectureship Award Winner: Prof. Dr. Serena DeBeer Institution: Max-Planck-Institut fuer Chemische Energiekonversion Research Highlights: A professor and research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, Dr. DeBeer’s research group is focused on the development and application of advanced X-ray spectroscopic tools for understanding […]

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  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Langmuir
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  • Nano Letters
  • Organic Letters
  • Organometallics
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  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry A
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

April 22, 2016

ACS Editors’ Choice: Robot Skin and Regenerating Axons

By Jesse Stanchak

This week: smart skin for robots, repairing injured neurons  — and more! Each and every day, ACS grants free access to a new peer-reviewed research article from one of the Society’s journals. These articles are specially chosen by a team of scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world to highlight the transformative power […]

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  • Analytical Chemistry
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