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SLAS2014 Conference App now available
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SLAS2014 registrants can now download the brand new SLAS2014 Conference App to their mobile devices. Sponsored by Promega, the app will assist in building personal daily schedules and provide access to presentation abstracts, presenter bios, exhibitor descriptions, the poster gallery and maps. Other app features allow taking notes on presentation slides, downloading poster files and sharing information with other app users and popular social media sites. Once downloaded, the native app does not require Internet access. The SLAS2014 app is available free-of-charge for both iOS and Android. Search "SLAS2014" or scan the QR code on the right from your device. SLAS2014 pre-registrants receive their personal app access codes via email; pre-registrants who do not know their access code can use the "Reset Password" on the app login screen to have it resent. Those who register on-site in San Diego will receive their access codes at the SLAS2014 registration desk. More


JALA and JBS manuscript submission shortcut now available to EndNote users (and SLAS discount available to new EndNote buyers)
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EndNote is regarded as the industry standard software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references Now, JALA SAGEtrack and JBS SAGEtrack both offer an integrated EndNote Fast Pass submission shortcut that increases submission accuracy and saves authors time and effort by automatically populating many required fields. In addition, SLAS dues-paid members can now purchase EndNote X7 for $95.45 vs. the $249.95 retail price. More

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When SLAS2014 activities are over for the day, continue conversations with colleagues at one of three SLAS2014 "corner bars." The Field, Jolt'n Joe's and Rockin' Baja are offering 15 percent off ALL food and beverages for those with SLAS2014 badges. All three popular establishments are within close proximity to the San Diego Convention Center and SLAS2014 hotels. More


January JBS Cover Author Spotlight: Ellen L. Berg
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Ellen L. Berg is scientific director and general manager at BioSeek, a division of DiscoveRx, where she leads the scientific team developing the company's BioMAP platform of primary human cell-based assays and predictive analysis tools. Learn more about the co-guest editor of the two-part JBS special issue on phenotypic drug discovery in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. More

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SLAS CEO invites you to SLAS2014
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"I hope to see you in San Diego at the intersection of science and technology," says SLAS Chief Executive Officer Greg Dummer in a short video highlighting SLAS2014 activities. Registration remains open online through Friday, Jan. 17, and registration onsite in San Diego begins Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 a.m. More

NEW SpectraMax® i3 Multi-Mode Microplate Platform
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Late Night with LRIG: Rapid-Fire Innovation Session
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After a full day in scientific sessions and the exhibit hall, attend this free interactive forum at the San Diego Convention Center featuring 18 quick hits on valuable technology products and services from companies selected for their innovation. Questions are encouraged, complimentary refreshments are served and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. More



Scientists solve 40-year mystery of how sodium controls opioid brain signaling
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Scientists have discovered how the element sodium influences the signaling of a major class of brain cell receptors, known as opioid receptors. The discovery, from The Scripps Research Institute and the University of North Carolina, suggests new therapeutic approaches to a host of brain-related medical conditions. "It opens the door to understanding opioid related drugs for treating pain and mood disorders, among others," said lead author Dr. Gustavo Fenalti. More


Revving the stem cell engine
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Like a car idling, not moving in any direction but ready to roll, stem cells may remain in their undifferentiated state, rumblingly pluripotent, and ready to become any type of mature cell. Pluripotent stem cells appear to have their engines tuned via Wnt signaling. But which Wnts and Wnt receptors are involved? Only recently, thanks to the work of researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have such details emerged. More

Electrochemical cell generates hydrogen fuel while cleaning up arsenic
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Arsenic taints drinking water in many parts of Asia, and the element can be abundant in industrial wastewaters or acidic drainage from mines. Now researchers have designed a way to increase the cost-effectiveness of removing toxic arsenic from water by coupling the cleanup with hydrogen fuel generation. To remediate arsenic-laced waters, engineers use a variety of methods to oxidize the more toxic form of the metalloid, called arsenite or As(III), to its less toxic form, As(V). More

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Drug information education for practicing physicians: Part I
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The recent announcement that GlaxoSmithKline would no longer pay physicians to do educational or promotional speaking about disease and prescription drugs got me thinking about the state of physician education, especially as it pertains to drug information for physicians. While some may feel the pharmaceutical industry has no place in physician education, the reality is that educating physicians about diseases faces significant challenges with or without support from the pharmaceutical industry. The concerns about bias and inappropriate industry influence on prescribing practices could have a negative impact on the therapeutic expertise of practicing physicians. More

NIST researchers develop a novel approach for the measurement of a crucial DNA repair enzyme in human cells    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
NIST researchers recently reported a novel approach for identifying and quantifying an important DNA repair enzyme in mammals including humans. This enzyme, apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1, plays a critical role in base excision repair of DNA damage. APE1 plays a key role in repairing mutagenic base-free sites in DNA by first generating strand breaks which paves the way for other enzymes to fully repair DNA. More


New drug target for autism, cervical cancer
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A team of scientists at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans has discovered the structure of the active form of E6-associated protein, an enzyme that acts as a master regulator in the body. They report, for the first time, that the active form of E6AP is composed of three distinct protein molecules. E6AP controls functions as diverse as the ability of nerve cells to "rewire" themselves in response to external stimuli and the mechanism by which certain viruses hijack normal cellular processes in order to replicate — a process that can ultimately lead to cancer. More

Laundering money — literally — could save billions of dollars
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A dollar bill gets around, passing from hand to hand, falling on streets and sidewalks, eventually getting so grimy that a bank machine flags it and sends it to the shredder. Rather than destroying it, scientists have developed a new way to clean paper money to prolong its life. The research, which appears in the American Chemical Society journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, could save billions and minimize the environmental impact of banknote disposal. More

Evolving Applications for Sintered Porous Plastics
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Porvair Filtration Group has written a technical article that documents the evolution of how sintered porous plastics have been used in industrial applications to their incorporation today in novel Chromatin Immunoprepitation assay kits used by scientists at the forefront of epigenetics research. The authors describe how growing use of these materials in the stringently regulated life science and medical markets has necessitated development of fully traceable production processes to produce contamination-free porous plastics with very low levels of leachables. More

New horizons in radiotherapy?
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Targeted radiation therapy that is less harmful to healthy cells could see the light of day thanks to a team of French researchers from the Laboratoire de Chimie Physique — Matière et Rayonnement working in collaboration with German and American scientists. Until now, radiotherapy treatments employed to combat cancer used a wide energy range when irradiating biological tissues. More

BMG LABTECH Introduces The CLARIOstar
BMG LABTECH is releasing its newest instrument, the CLARIOstar, a high performance microplate reader with advanced monochromators, spectrometer, and filters. With this cutting-edge, hybrid technology, the CLARIOstar offers clear superiority with unparalleled flexibility and sensitivity.

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Prestwick Chemical Library 1,280
The Prestwick Chemical Library moves into its 14th year of leading the industry with its collection of 1,280 approved drugs available in multiple formats. Applications range from assay development and calibration to single substance and combination screens. Prestwick also provides follow-up chemistry services for lead discovery and optimization.


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