biochemistry

The Leaky Pipeline of Women in Science

June 8, 2011

By Meghan Sullivan That there even was a luncheon at Crerar library last week to welcome Nancy Hopkins was a sign of progress. Speaking of a committee formed at MIT in 1995 to explore gender discrimination among tenured faculty, she commented that [Read more]

A New Way to Customize Proteins

December 14, 2010

The genetic code contains only four letters. Different combinations of those letters code for an “alphabet” of 20 amino acids, which are used to construct proteins. From these small collections of building blocks, an incredibly diverse [Read more]

A New Building, A New Discipline

December 13, 2010

Today, the University of Chicago announced plans to construct the William Eckhardt Research Center, an innovative new building along Ellis Avenue that will be home to many researchers in the physical sciences. But just as newsworthy as the new [Read more]