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The Lab Man on Neglected Infectious Diseases
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As co-guest editor of the JBS Special Issue on Novel Therapeutic Approaches for Neglected Infectious Diseases, Eric Chatelain talks with The Lab Man about recent achievements in this area of interest, current research priorities and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative’s (DNDi) efforts to forge partnerships for early drug discovery.

DNDi, a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, provided the resources to make the JBS special issue available as open access immediately upon publication at JBS Online, so please share with your colleagues.


SLAS ELN Reports: Meet the New JALA Editor-in-Chief — Ed Chow
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The new editor-in-chief for the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA) talks about jet fighters, space-age shopping centers, what makes a great scientific paper, and his vision for advancing translational laboratory science and technology as JALA begins its 20th year of publication.

Learn more about Ed Chow, including when you can meet him at SLAS2015 in Washington, DC, in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.

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Last Call: Submit SLAS2015 Poster Abstracts by Jan. 26
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Showcase your research on a global stage in the SLAS2015 scientific poster program — submit your abstract by Monday, Jan. 26, for consideration by the SLAS2015 Program Committee.

If selected, posters will be on display during SLAS2015 Exhibition hours Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 9-10, in Washington, DC, and available online in the SLAS2015 Poster Gallery.

Click here for details on poster presenter guidelines.

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Late Night with LRIG: Rapid-Fire Innovation Session Participants Named
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Seventeen companies were selected to present snapshots of their latest laboratory automation and screening innovations during the Late Night with LRIG Program on Monday night, Feb. 9, at SLAS2015 in Washington, DC.

BioTek Instruments, BlueCatBio, BrandTech Scientific, Ceres Nanosciences, CorSolutions, Creoptix, The Electrospinning Company, Grenova, IntelliCyt Corporation, Labcyte, Nexcelom Bioscience, SAMDI Tech, Sirius Automation, SiTOOLS Biotech, StackWave, STACS DNA and Union Biometrica are scheduled to take part in this open discussion among exhibitors and attendees.


Attention JALA & JBS Authors & Reviewers: Update Your Info & Opt-in Today
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Be sure you receive important e-mail announcements by updating your personal profile information in the JALA and JBS SAGEtrack systems. Pay special attention to your "attributes" (areas of expertise) selections and be sure to "OPT-IN," so SLAS can keep you informed of special issues and other publication opportunities.
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NPR: Researchers Create Artificial Organs That Fit In Your Hand
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Pointing to the pioneering work from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard, National Public Radio issued a five-minute summary of scientific work to develop mock organs-on-a-chip. Wyss Institute Founding Director Donald Ingber points to the hope that these systems will help speed up drug development and make it less expensive but that the "only way for it to have real-world impact is to be commercialized."

Ingber presents "Human Organs-on-Chips as Replacements for Animal Testing" at SLAS2015 during the opening keynote Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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    Genome Sequencing of 200-Year-Old Whales May Help Humans Fight Disease
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    For the first time, the genome of a mammal longer-lived than man has been sequenced: the bowhead whale, who lives 200-plus years, and gets far less cancer given its size. Researchers from the University of Liverpool reported the result of the sequencing in Cell Press: the unearthing of genes that may be associated with longevity and cancer immunity. The researchers want to create longer-lived mice by giving them some whale genes — which they hope will lead to potent new (human) drugs. More

    Expensive Cancer Drugs Pushed Off England's NHS List
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    Changes to England's Cancer Drugs Fund mean that from April, new cancer patients will no longer be able to receive a number of expensive treatments — including three breast cancer medicines — that have hitherto been available on the National Health Service. Established in 2011, the CDF currently spends £280 million annually on cancer treatments that are too expensive to be otherwise approved for use by NHS England. More


    Chemists One Step Closer to New Generation of Electric Car Battery    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    An ultra-thin nanomaterial is at the heart of a major breakthrough by Waterloo scientists who are in a global race to invent a cheaper, lighter and more powerful rechargeable battery for electric vehicles. Chemistry Professor Linda Nazar and her research team in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo have announced a breakthrough in lithium-sulphur battery technology in a recent issue of Nature Communications. More

    Researchers Discover Scientific Surprise Studying Underwater Methane Seeps
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    Methane seeps — ever heard of them? You might have this past summer. That's when the national news media featured stories about a recent discovery of hundreds of methane seeps — where methane gas bubbles up from the sea floor — in the North Atlantic Ocean. The discussion about this scientific find typically turned to important questions about the methane's impact on climate change, but there is another interesting question about methane seeps. More

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    DNA Glues Particles Together
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    DNA base pairing can act as a smart glue to stick microparticles together to form colloidal gels. Researchers loaded a three-dimensional printer with DNA-coated particles to build soft, stable structures that could be used in tissue engineering. DNA origami has taken advantage of the selectivity of DNA base pairing to construct nanosized and microscopic objects, such as smiley faces or maps of countries. More

    Changing Food by Changing Its PH
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    In the kitchen, we're much more familiar with acids than we are with alkaline ingredients. Acids include vinegar, lemon juice — all kinds of things that we use to brighten foods or add sourness. Acid ingredients are also found in everyday fermented foods, like yogurt. Alkalinity's a little more unusual. We generally only encounter it as baking soda, which is something that we use to balance acidity and to generate bubbles when we're baking, but not something that we add with a free hand to our everyday foods. More

    Improving Stem Cell Therapy in Older Patients
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    The clinical effectiveness of stem cell therapy has been, to say the least, modest. Part of this may be the result of the advanced age of some patients or the effects of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, say researchers in a review article in BioResearch Open Access. More

    Revolutionary New Antibiotic Kills Drug-Resistant Germs
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    Scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotics that can kill a wide range of dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria. Moreover, in lab experiments, bacteria didn't develop resistance to the new drug, called teixobactin, and in fact may need several decades to do so because of the drug's special mode of action, the researchers said. More

    Solar Cell Polymers With Multiplied Electrical Output
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    Scientists paired up photovoltaic polymers that produce two units of electricity per unit of light instead of the usual one on a single molecular polymer chain. Having the two charges on the same molecule means the light-absorbing, energy-producing materials work efficiently when dissolved in liquids, which opens the way for a wide range of industrial scale manufacturing processes, including "printing" solar-energy-producing material like ink. More

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