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SLAS2012 poster deadline today
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The powerful scientific program at the First Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition could include a poster featuring your latest work. Submit an abstract today. More

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2011 SLAS Innovation Award winner featured
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Learn how Kamlesh Patel of Sandia National Laboratories has benefited from strong SLAS relationships in his career in this new SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood article. More



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SLAS elections open soon
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Online voting begins mid-November for three positions on the 2012 SLAS Board of Directors. Be sure your membership dues are up-to-date so that your voice can be heard. More

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JBS Online features new manuscripts
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"TR-FRET-Based High-Throughput Screening Assay for Identification of UBC13 Inhibitors" was one of the new manuscripts posted on the journal website last week. More

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SLAS2012 preliminary program announced
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Explore the scientific sessions being presented at SLAS2012 on Feb. 4-8, in San Diego. Also, find details on the many other activities planned for this First Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition. More

Build the SLAS community
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Share information about promotions or job changes on the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood People Changing Places section. Take a look and contribute today. More
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Ecology drives a global network of gene exchange connecting the human microbiome
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Horizontal gene transfer, the acquisition of genetic material from non-parental lineages, is known to be important in bacterial evolution. In particular, HGT provides rapid access to genetic innovations, allowing traits such as virulence, antibiotic resistance and xenobiotic metabolism to spread through the human microbiome. Recent anecdotal studies providing snapshots of active gene flow on the human body have highlighted the need to determine the frequency of such recent transfers and the forces that govern these events. More

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Researchers characterize genomic variation in flesh-eating disease parasites
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Two new studies in Genome Research are revealing the genomic diversity — primarily structural and copy number polymorphisms — that exists in Leishmania species, parasites transmitted by sand flies that cause the flesh-eating condition leishmaniasis. More

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Test could show which cancers will respond to chemotherapy
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A laboratory test that evaluates how close cancer cells are to a specific form of cell death could help oncologists predict which patients will benefit from chemotherapy drugs. Researchers tested samples from patients at several hospitals and showed that those whose cancer cells were on the edge of self-destructing responded better to various kinds of chemotherapy. More

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Dual path mechanism in the thermal reduction of graphene oxide
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Graphene is easily produced by thermally reducing graphene oxide. However, defect formation in the C network during deoxygenation compromises the charge carrier mobility in the reduced material. Understanding the mechanisms of the thermal reactions is essential for defining alternative routes able to limit the density of defects generated by carbon evolution. More

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Living conditions as a child may be detectable in DNA for life
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The International Journal of Epidemiology suggest that socio-economic status and living standards early in life may actually cause changes to your DNA that you carry with you for life, regardless of how your living conditions change along the way. In some ways, we already knew that. Some adult diseases — type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, etc. — have been linked to socio-economic disadvantages in early life. But we don't really know why or how. More

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The solution to insolubility
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Over the past two decades, advances in combinatorial chemistry and high-throughput screening have resulted in a dramatic shift in the drug discovery landscape. Widespread use of sophisticated automation and miniaturization technologies have enabled large libraries of compounds to be synthesized and screened for biologic activity in a rapid and efficient manner. More

How to identify individual protein isoforms on a proteome-wide scale
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Scientists say a new "top-down" approach to identifying individual proteins at the proteome-wide scale can pick out isoforms of endogenous proteins that have escaped identification using more traditional techniques. The four-dimensional separation system developed by a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign-led team is claimed to provide a 20-fold higher separation power and proteome coverage than bottom-up approaches. More



Stem-cell find breathes new life into lung repair
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There is new hope for heavy smokers, people with asthma and those with chronic lung scarring. Stem cells have been discovered that rapidly rebuild alveoli, the tiny air sacs in lungs — a finding that could herald new treatments for people with damaged lungs. Meanwhile, a signaling molecule that drives regeneration of lung tissue has also been found. The hitherto unknown stem cells were identified after researchers infected mice with a variant of H1N1 almost identical to the one that caused the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. More

Microscopy reveals new layout for measles virus
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The three-dimensional organization of measles virus appears to be different from what researchers had expected. The discovery of a protein-nucleic acid complex via electron microscopy studies could have implications for designing drugs that combat related viruses, such as respiratory syncytial virus or influenza. More


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