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SLAS2013 ... just a few days away!
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SLAS2013 Co-chairs Jonathan O'Connell, Ph.D., of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Aaron Wheeler, Ph.D., of Toronto University, promise SLAS2013 participants a conference filled with relevant and intriguing education, an exhibition featuring innovative technologies and ample opportunity to network and build long-term friendships.

Explore the SLAS2013 final program, now live on the SLAS2013 website.

There still is time to register for the Jan. 12-16 event in Orlando, Fla.!


Meet the new members of the SLAS Board of Directors at SLAS2013
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Josh Bittker, Rich Ellson and Dean Ho begin their three-year terms on the 2013 SLAS Board of Directors during SLAS2013, Jan. 12-16, Orlando, Fla. Learn a bit more about the new directors in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine feature article, "New SLAS Board of Directors Members: Energized and Equipped to Make a Difference." Introduce yourself to them at SLAS2013. More

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Congratulations, Dr. Leroy Hood!
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JALA Scientific Advisor Leroy Hood was named a U.S. National Medal of Science winner in late December for his pioneering work in the systems approach to biology and medicine. A committee of Presidential appointees selects nominees on the basis of their extraordinary knowledge in and contributions to chemistry, engineering, computing, mathematics, or the biological, behavioral/social, and physical sciences. Hood is president of the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, WA. More


Speakers added to Sanford-Burnham's Destination Drug Discovery symposium
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SLAS2013 participants have the opportunity to tour the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, courtesy of the Institute, DiscoverRx, HighRes Biosolutions and SLAS. Five speakers present cutting-edge research, application of novel technologies and approaches to discovering new medicines faster, cheaper and better. Transportation to and from the Gaylord Palms is included in this free program Sunday, Jan. 13, from 1-5 p.m. More

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JALA & JBS Author Workshop: How to Get Your Work Published
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There is no magic bullet, but there are important tips that every prospective author should know before submitting a scientific manuscript for consideration by a peer-reviewed journal. Edward Chow, Ph.D., of National University of Singapore (an accomplished author and member of the JALA Editorial Board) will share step-by-step advice on how to design and write scientific research papers more clearly and effectively to improve their chances for successful publication. Attendees learn what editors want, what they don't want and how reviewers evaluate manuscripts. The SLAS2013 session is Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in Sarasota 1-3. More

Mix it up with students and early career professionals
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Designed to help student and early career professionals connect with each other in an informal setting, this mixer is scheduled at the start of SLAS2013 on Sunday, Jan. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the SLAS Member Center on the Exhibition Floor. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet other student and early career professional attendees and make connections that will last through SLAS2013 and beyond! More

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Two SLAS2013 sessions will be streamed live on Jan. 14
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Those not attending SLAS2013 can enjoy free live streaming of two scientific sessions and tweet questions for speakers to #SLAS2013. From 9-10 a.m. ET, Mehmet Toner presents "Bioengineering and Clinical Applications of the Circulating Tumor Cell Microchip." Then from 3-5 p.m. ET, SLAS will live stream a special session titled "HTS in Industry and Academia. Collaboration: Is the Sum Greater Than the Two Parts" featuring Ricardo Macarron of GlaxoSmithKline, Peter Hodder of Scripps Research Institute, Martyn Banks of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Barbara Slusher of Johns Hopkins University. More



FDA new drug approvals hit 16-year high in 2012
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U.S. regulators approved 39 new drugs in 2012, the most in 16 years, suggesting that pharmaceutical makers are poised for growth after losing billions of dollars in recent years to generic drug makers because of patent expirations. There were eight approvals in December alone, including a new treatment from Johnson & Johnson called Sirturo for drug-resistant tuberculosis, the first new TB drug in decades. More

Why we have a right to consumer genetics
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By Susan Young: It was easy to send my spit to 23andMe, a personal genetics company based in Mountain View, Calif. I filled the tube that came by mail with a few milli­liters of saliva, mixed in the preservative solution, and screwed on the cap, and my sample was ready to be mailed. Soon I would know my risks for Alzheimer's, breast cancer and obesity, and I'd have an idea what medications I should avoid. More

Supreme Court rejects challenge to embryonic stem cell research
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The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it won't review a challenge to federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, putting to bed a controversy that once threatened to cut off support for such studies. "This is good news for patients," the Association of American Medical Colleges said. More

Taking multiple shots at drug-resistant cancer
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Several types of cancers, including many of those resistant to chemotherapy, boost levels of a cell-survival protein called myeloid cell leukemia 1. Though shutting down Mcl-1 has become a popular quest for medicinal chemists, none of the blocking molecules they've developed has reached human clinical trials. Now, researchers report a strategy that provides new Mcl-1 blockers. More

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Unraveling the mechanism of electrospray ionization
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Electrospray ionization generates intact gas-phase ions from analytes in solution for mass spectrometric investigations. ESI can proceed via different mechanisms. Low molecular weight analytes follow the ion evaporation model, whereas the charged residue model applies to large globular species. A chain ejection model has been proposed for disordered polymers. More

Cloud of atoms goes beyond absolute zero
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Nothing is colder than absolute zero, so it seems nonsensical to talk about negative temperature — but now there is a substance that must have just that. The revelation could shake up our ideas about temperature and help us understand strange entities such as dark energy, as well as the interactions of subatomic particles. More


The self-assembling particles that come from InSPACE
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Shape-shifting malleable, gelatinous forms are orbiting Earth at this very moment — assembling and disassembling, growing as they are bombarded by magnetic pulses. These forms will take shape as astronauts run experiments involving smart fluids aboard the International Space Station. While they may change shape, the forms are not things of science fiction. They are the things of fundamental science. More

Personality-influencing gene is a key to long life
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The human genome is like a roadmap for the body, but our understanding of the road signs that point some people toward a long life and others to an early death is still limited. Now, research from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine, finds that genes involved in regulating personality may also be keys to longevity. More


Enzyme discovery may lead to better tests for tuberculosis    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health have identified an enzyme that will trigger the rapid breakdown of several mycobacteria species, including the bacteria known to cause tuberculosis. This discovery could lead to better tests for the deadly disease. The results of the study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, are published in the January edition of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. More

Do natural disasters breed health epidemics?
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A deadly outbreak of cholera followed the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti three years ago this week. Jonathan Katz, the only American reporter stationed in Haiti at the time, explains what caused the outbreak — and why it was anything but inevitable. More

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