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ELN: Women in chemistry
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As the scientific community celebrates the International Year of Chemistry and 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize awarded to Madame Marie Curie, SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood talks with SLAS women about their thoughts on careers in chemistry. More

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Call for nominations closes in 2 days
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There is still time to submit your name to the SLAS Nominations Committee for the 2012 Board of Directors election. But act fast! The call closes at midnight U.S. Central on Sept. 30. More



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Calling all start-up companies ...
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SLAS is accepting applications for exhibit space on Innovation AveNEW at SLAS2012, which takes place Feb. 4-8 in San Diego. This unique program brings entrepreneurs face-to-face with laboratory science and technology purchase decision makers. Apply by Oct. 25. More

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Enter the JALA and JBS Art of Science Contest
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Share your most interesting and unique original scientific images by Dec. 2, and you might win an iPad 2 or one of 10 $50 Amazon gift cards. More

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Chemical space virtual course begins Oct. 25
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"Chemical structure rules exist to point people in right direction," says Chris Lipinski, a speaker in the four-module virtual course: "Interrogating Chemical Space — Rules, Filters, Fragment-Based Screening and Beyond." More

Have you contributed to LabAutopedia lately?
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The SLAS scientific wiki showcases a collection of more than 400 articles on laboratory science and technology and welcomes your contributions. The No. 1 article in August was a list of programming and computer science terms. More
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Ultra Low Attachment Surface in HTS
Ultra Low Attachment Surface plates feature a covalently bound hydrogel layer that effectively inhibits cellular attachment, minimizes protein absorption, enzyme activation, and cellular activation. Corning® introduces 384 well black clear bottom Ultra Low Attachment Surface plates for HTS applications of tumor spheroid and stem cell embryoid body screening.
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Reversible phase transitions within self-assembled fibrillar networks of (R)-18-(n-Alkylamino) octadecan-7-ols in carbon tetrachloride gels
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The CCl4 gel phases of a series of low-molecular-mass organogelators, (R)-18-(n-alkylamino)octadecan-7-ols (HSN-n, where n = 0–5, 18 is the alkyl chain length), appear to be unprecedented in that the fibrillar networks of some of the homologues undergo thermally reversible, gel-to-gel phase transitions, and some of those transitions are evident as opaque–transparent changes in the appearance of the samples. More

Real time analysis of brain tissue by direct combination of ultrasonic surgical aspiration and sonic spray mass spectrometry
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Direct combination of cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator and sonic spray ionization mass spectrometry is presented. A commercially available ultrasonic surgical device was coupled to a Venturi easy ambient sonic-spray ionization source by directly introducing liquified tissue debris into the Venturi air jet pump. More

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A rational approach to developing anti-influenza drugs
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New antiviral drugs against influenza are urgently needed as resistance to existing drugs develops. The influenza virus' RNA polymerase, which is responsible for viral replication, has recently emerged as a possible drug target. For influenza virus replication to occur, RNA polymerase must associate with the viral protein known as nucleoprotein, which exists as a trimer. More

Getting the steel out
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Automakers are increasingly looking to combine emission-limiting propulsion technologies with stiff, lightweight carbon composite frames. Their hope is that the new components will replace steel and aluminum in the assembly of energy-efficient hybrid and all-electric vehicles. More

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Baffling CERN results show neutrinos moving faster than speed of light
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Don't go throwing out your physics texts just yet, but there's some strange and unprecedented news brewing at CERN that could potentially undo large parts of the Standard Model, and it has nothing to do with particle collisions at the LHC or elusive god particles. More

Copper film could lower touch screen, LED and solar cell costs
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Copper nanowires may be coming to a little screen near you. These new nanostructures have the potential to drive down the costs of displaying information on cell phones, e-readers and iPads, and they could also help engineers build foldable electronics and improved solar cells, according to new research. More

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Orange peels could be made into biodegradable plastic
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Plastic waste is one of the worst forms of trash because it takes so long to degrade, thus overflowing our landfills and polluting our oceans and waterways. But what if we could make plastic from a recycled, natural, biodegradable source? More

Designing microbes to make fuels and drugs
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Organisms that live in exotic environments have evolved unique traits in order to survive. Michelle Chang, an assistant professor of chemistry at UC Berkeley, hijacks the chemical reactions that confer those traits, combining them in novel ways. By inserting borrowed genes into easy-to-grow microbes such as E. coli, she creates organisms with new abilities. More



AACR releases cancer research progress report
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On the 40th anniversary of the signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971, the American Association for Cancer Research commemorates the advances in cancer research that have been made to date and also paints a picture of where the science is leading us. More

2011 American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting
Dec. 3-7, Denver

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Join ASCB at the world's leading cell biology meeting. Stay abreast of leading research, meet with colleagues, and see the latest tools and techniques-all in one place. By participating in the ASCB Annual Meeting you also show your support for basic research and expand the voice of researchers worldwide. More


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Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science
Baylor University
USA – TX – Waco

Quality Manager, GLP
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
USA – MA – Cambridge

Post Doctoral Scholar – Catalyst Development for Biomass Gasification
University of California San Diego
USA – CA – La Jolla

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