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Use SLAS2013 Event Scheduler to maximize your time in Orlando
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Use this free, online, mobile-friendly tool to preview podium abstracts, exhibitor tutorials, Special Interest Group meetings, exhibitors and other SLAS2013 programs and events. Select your priorities and download them into your personal calendar. More

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Collaboration — overused buzzword or key to the universe?
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SLAS members Martyn Banks, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Peter Hodder, Scripps Research Institute; Ricardo Macarron, GlaxoSmithKline; and Barbara Slusher, Johns Hopkins University, discuss corporate laboratory and academic collaboration in high-throughput screening for early drug discovery in the newest SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine feature article. The article previews the SLAS2013 special session on the topic Monday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. ET, which will be broadcast online live from SLAS.org for those not at the conference. More

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JBS January issue now at JBS Online for members and subscribers
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"Theoretical and Experimental Relationships between Percent Inhibition and IC50 Data Observed in High-Throughput Screening," "Comparison of Compound Administration Methods in Biochemical Assays: Effects on Apparent Compound Potency Using Either Assay-Ready Compound Plates or Pin Tool–Delivered Compounds" and "A Selective ATP-Binding Cassette Subfamily G Member 2 Efflux Inhibitor Revealed via High-Throughput Flow Cytometry" are among the original research articles in the January issue. SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members can view the issue online now. More

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New! SLAS2013 special program at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
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"Destination Drug Discovery" includes a tour of Sanford-Burnham's Lake Nona ultra-high-throughput screening facility, presentations by top researchers from the Institute and a reception with informal networking on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13. This program is supported by DiscoveRx and HighRes Biosolutions and is free for SLAS2013 participants. Transportation to and from the Gaylord Palms Resort is provided. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. More


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The SLAS Spirit of Community
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SLAS President Dave Dorsett wraps up 2012 and says thanks to outgoing SLAS Board of Directors members Jason Abbas, Syngenta Seeds; Erik Rubin, Bristol-Myers Squibb; and Andy Zaayenga, SmarterLab in his final From the SLAS President column in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. Dorsett passes the gavel at SLAS2013 in Orlando. More

SLAS New Product Award (NPA) Designation applications due Jan. 13
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SLAS2013 exhibitors presenting new products in Orlando are encouraged to enter and compete for SLAS NPA Designations. Up to three exhibiting companies will be honored for achievement in four areas: market opportunity; impact on the field of laboratory automation, screening, technology and drug discovery; extraordinary technical originality; and quality of supporting data. More


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JALA Online features new manuscripts ahead-of-print
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"Development of Advanced Fermentor Control Applications for Use in an Industrial Automation Environment" and "Using Evernote as an Electronic Lab Notebook in a Translational Science Laboratory" are among the new manuscripts available only to SLAS Laboratory Automation Section members ahead of print. More

FREE one-on-one career counseling sessions at SLAS2013
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Professor Daniel Eustace, Ph.D., University of Connecticut and Wayne Breitbarth, author of The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-start Your Business, Brand and Job Search, will provide one-on-one career counseling sessions by appointment at SLAS2013. Time is available Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13, and Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 14-15 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Appointment times are limited; schedule today. More

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Chemical year in review
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Chemical & Engineering News' annual Research Year In Review reveals some of the superlative achievements we featured in 2012. For instance, scientists made major progress in atomic-resolution imaging and began to capitalize on the synthetic potential of so-called frustrated Lewis pairs. Our selections, displayed in no particular order, are subjective and not intended to be comprehensive. More



Tackling Mars, violence, Higgs boson: Science wishes for 2013
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In the past year, science has achieved a number of major steps forward, from the probable discovery of the elusive Higgs boson, a crucial particle for our understanding of physics, to the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars. In climate science, researchers took a comprehensive look at polar ice loss, discovering with more detail than ever how the Antarctic and Arctic are responding to global warming. More

The first goat genome sets a good example for facilitating de novo assembly of large genomes
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In a collaborative study published online in Nature Biotechnology, researchers from Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, BGI, and other institutes, have completed the first genome sequence of domestic goat by a robust approach integrated with next-generation sequencing and whole-genome mapping technologies. The goat genome is the first reference genome for small ruminant animals. More


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Spontaneous thermoreversible formation of cationic vesicles in a protic ionic liquid
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The search for stable vesicular structures is a long-standing topic of research because of the usefulness of these structures and the scarcity of surfactant systems that spontaneously form vesicles in true thermodynamic equilibrium. We report the first experimental evidence of spontaneous formation of vesicles for a pure cationic double tail surfactant (didodecyldimethylammonium bromide) in a protic ionic liquid (ethylammonium nitrate). More

Cadaver stem cells offer new hope of life after death
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Dead bodies can provide organs for transplants, and now they might become a source of stem cells, too. Huge numbers of stem cells can still be mined from bone marrow five days after death to be potentially used in a variety of life-saving treatments. Human bone marrow contains mesenchymal stem cells, which can develop into bone, cartilage, fat and other cell types. More

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Microstructured barbs on the North American porcupine quill enable easy tissue penetration and difficult removal
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North American porcupines are well known for their specialized hairs, or quills that feature microscopic backward-facing deployable barbs that are used in self-defense. Herein we show that the natural quill's geometry enables easy penetration and high tissue adhesion where the barbs specifically contribute to adhesion and unexpectedly, dramatically reduce the force required to penetrate tissue. More

Dance of water molecules turns fire-colored beetles Into antifreeze artists
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Certain plants and animals protect themselves against temperatures below freezing with antifreeze proteins. How the larva of the beetle Dendroides Canadensis manages to withstand temperatures down to minus-30 degrees Celsius is reported by an international team of researchers, who showed that interactions between the antifreeze proteins and water molecules contribute significantly to protection against the cold. More

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Researchers solve crystal structure of key biofilm protein
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Researchers at the University of Cincinnati report that they have solved the crystal structure of a protein involved in holding bacterial cells together in a biofilm, a major development in their exploration of the causes of hospital-acquired infections. The finding, the researchers say, enables them to have an atomic-level view of what the protein looks like and how it becomes "sticky" in the presence of zinc ions. More

Why do we crave greasy food when we're hung over?
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The desire to eat high-fat foods after drinking too much is rooted in human's earliest, humblest beginnings, some scientists say. "All mammals gravitate to eating the most energy-dense foods," David Levitsky, professor of human ecology and nutritional sciences at Cornell University, says. "Fat is the most energy-dense food available." It's just that, sober, you won't usually give in to those cravings. More


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