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Innovation in Education: Bridging the Gap
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A new SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood feature discusses how colleges and universities are tailoring courses in business essentials to address the needs of life sciences companies. More

Oct. 31 deadline for SLAS2012 registration discounts
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Reserve your place at the First Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition on Feb. 4-8 in San Diego and save money, too. Explore the SLAS2012 preliminary program for details on the powerful scientific program. More



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First chemical space module sparks interest
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Chris Lipinski opened the four-part SLAS virtual course, "Interrogating Chemical Space — Rules, Filters, Fragment-Based Screening and Beyond," on Oct. 25. Next modules are set for Nov. 1, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. More

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SLAS president discusses presence in Asia
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"This is another exciting moment in SLAS history," says SLAS President Michelle Palmer about the opening of an SLAS office in Asia and the June 19-21, 2012, dates for its second China conference. More

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Enter the JALA and JBS Art of Science Contest
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SLAS365: Value all year round
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It's SLAS membership renewal time. Reply now to stay connected with the international laboratory science and technology community. Remember, members receive discounts on SLAS2012 registration and other SLAS programs. More
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Label-free cell-based assays using photonic crystal optical biosensors
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Biosensor technologies that have been primarily used in the past for characterizing biomolecular interactions are now being used to develop new approaches for performing cell-based assays. Biosensors monitor cell attachment to a transducer surface, and thus provide information that is fundamentally different from that provided by microscopy. More

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On the selective ion binding hypothesis for potassium channels
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The mechanism by which K+ channels select for K+ over Na+ ions has been debated for the better part of a century. The prevailing view is that K+ channels contain highly conserved sites that selectively bind K+ over Na+ ions through optimal coordination. More

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Robots to help children with autism
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An endearing little robot named Bandit may be the newest technology to help children with autism better understand social cues and emotional behavior. Researchers at the Robotics Research Lab at University of Southern California have created studies for children with autism to interact and play with Bandit, a small human-like robot with movable eyebrows and mouth, and motion sensors that allow him to back away or move forward. More

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New role for vascular endothelial growth factor in regulating skin cancer stem cells
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In a study published in Nature, researchers identify a new role for vascular endothelial growth factor in regulating skin cancer stem cells. The study was lead by Cédric Blanpain, Welbio investigator at Université Libre de Bruxelles, in collaboration with the groups of Peter Carmeliet (VIB/K.U.Leuven) and Jody J. Haigh (VIB/UGent). The results could have important implications for the prevention and treatment of different epithelial cancers. More

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Ligand-binding domain of an α7-nicotinic receptor chimera and its complex with agonist
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The α7 acetylcholine receptor mediates pre- and postsynaptic neurotransmission in the central nervous system and is a potential therapeutic target in neurodegenerative, neuropsychiatric and inflammatory disorders. We determined the crystal structure of the extracellular domain of a receptor chimera constructed from the human α7 AChR and Lymnaea stagnalis acetylcholine binding protein, which shares 64 percent sequence identity and 71 percent similarity with native α7. More

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Glimpsing fusion with the world's fastest light deflector
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Fusion, the world's great promise for a source of clean and virtually limitless energy, could replicate the very process that powers the stars to meet our most pressing needs on Earth. Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility is conducting experiments aimed at achieving fusion ignition and energy gain, the process whereby more energy is released than is required to initiate the fusion reaction. More



A flow cytometry-based assay for screening FimH antagonists
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Urinary tract infections, including cystitis and pyelonephritis, affect a large proportion of the population and account for significant medical costs. In more than 80 percent of UTIs, uropathogenic Escherichia coli is the causative pathogen. The initial step in the pathogenesis of the infection is the adherence of UPEC to the human bladder epithelium, enabling the invasion into the host cells and the development of UTIs. More

Phthalazinone pyrazoles as potent, selective, orally bioavailable inhibitors of Aurora-A kinase
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The inhibition of Aurora kinases in order to arrest mitosis and subsequently inhibit tumor growth via apoptosis of proliferating cells has generated significant discussion within the literature. The following study reports a novel class of Aurora kinase inhibitors based upon a phthalazinone pyrazole scaffold. More


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