The National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and U.S. Department of Energy have formed a committee to evaluate the importance, impact, and future of glycoscience. Their project is called "Transforming Glycoscience - A Roadmap for the Future."
The opening of a free virtual education center for health care professionals and the general public was recently announced by The Endowment for Medical Research, Inc., a non-profit scientific research and educational public charity. They will report on the work of the committee, ongoing glycomics research, and keep readers informed with an easy-to-understand format. Its mission is to make it easy for the public to understand glycoscience that may be thousands of times more complex than the genome project.
www.GlycoscienceNews.com is a free educational website for easy access to information about the latest research in the science of beneficial sugars. On their Home Page is an astounding close-up picture of a red blood cell with glycoprotein receptor sites on the surface. These fuzzy structures on the surface of human cells constitute the method of communication between cells.