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SLAS2016 is Here! Jan. 23-27 in San Diego
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If you are one of the nearly 6,000 life sciences discovery and technology professionals converging upon San Diego next week, here are links to important information:

Event Scheduler
Conference App
Schedule-at-a-Glance
Registration
Exhibitor Tutorial Program
Career Events
Innovation Award Finalists
Networking Opportunities
SLAS2016 Sponsors

You can still register for full conference access, which includes access to podium sessions, or complimentary access to the SLAS2016 Exhibition. See you soon in San Diego!
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Now at JALA Online! FREE Access to JALA Special Issue on ADE
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More than 200 pages of peer-reviewed scientific reports about Advancing Scientific Innovation with Acoustic Droplet Ejection (ADE) are now available for FREE at JALA Online courtesy of sponsorship support from Labcyte Inc. Plus, FREE access also is available to the 2015 SLAS Innovation Award-winning presentation by Jonathan Wingfield on "Novel Acoustic Loading of a Mass Spectrometer – Towards Next Generation High-Throughput MS Screening." More


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JBS Special Issue Now Online: Advances in Mass Spectrometry within Drug Discovery
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Guest Editors Jonathan Wingfield of AstraZeneca and Ian D. Wilson of Imperial College say continual improvements in both the speed and sensitivity of mass spectrometry-based techniques are facilitating an ever-increasing number of applications for high-throughput screening.

"The rate of innovation in this area is staggering and the prospects for the future are enormous," they say. "We hope that the papers presented in this special issue may inspire readers to develop and apply novel MS-based screening approaches to the particular problems that they face in their research."
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New Product Debuts at SLAS2016
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Dozens of innovative new products are on tap to be unveiled by SLAS2016 exhibiting companies in San Diego next week. The SLAS2016 Exhibition is open Monday to Wednesday (new schedule from previous years) and is filled with the latest and greatest from more than 300 leading product and service providers. The Exhibition will feature late afternoon receptions on Monday and Tuesday, as well as lunch daily from Monday – Wednesday. Admission is always free!

Monday, Jan. 25: 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 26: 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 27: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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SLAS ELN Reports: New Members of SLAS Board of Directors Excited to Help Shape Society
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Get to know Peter Grandsard, Ian Shuttler and Sabeth Verpoorte! These new SLAS Board members share a bit about themselves, their Society involvement and their goals for serving SLAS.

"Vital to SLAS and its advancement of life sciences discovery and technology is the interaction between researchers from academia, industry and governmental organizations," says Verpoorte. "The enhanced integration of all these parties into SLAS continues to be a strategic challenge, especially on a global level. This is the challenge I hope to be able to address together with my fellow Board members."

Find out whose dog is pictured here by reading the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine feature article.
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JALA Online Features 3D Printing Manuscripts Ahead-of-Print
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"Open-Source 3-D Platform for Low-Cost Scientific Instrument Ecosystem," "Open-Source Wax RepRap 3-D Printer for Rapid Prototyping Paper-Based Microfluidics" and "Standardized 3D Bioprinting of Soft Tissue Models with Human Primary Cells" are among the manuscripts available only to SLAS Laboratory Automation Section members and JALA subscribers ahead-of-print. More


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Anchors Away! SLAS to Commandeer the USS Midway
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All hands on deck to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the annual SLAS International Conference and Exhibition next week in San Diego!

Sponsored by Hamilton Company, SLAS2016 participants are invited to enjoy complimentary shuttle bus service for a short ride from the San Diego Convention Center C Entrance to the aircraft carrier for exclusive touring by the SLAS community from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Explore the exhibits, try your skills in the flight simulators and talk with docents to experience the history of this 64,000 ton ship. No need to make dinner plans — enjoy a bountiful buffet, select wines, domestic beers and soft drinks. Photo courtesy of the USS Midway Museum.
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Versatile New Way to Build Molecules Developed
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Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute have devised a new and widely applicable technique for building potential drug molecules and other organic compounds. The new method enables researchers to add clusters of atoms called carbon fragment or functional groups to certain organic molecules more efficiently, robustly and selectively than current methods typically allow. More


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New Tool Puts Accurate DNA Analysis in Fast Lane
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Rice University scientists have developed a tool to speed the design of molecular diagnostics that depend on the specific recognition of pathogen DNA and RNA. The Rice lab of bioengineer David Zhang introduced a method that cuts the time required to analyze the thermal behaviors of DNA and RNA strands from months to hours. More


Ionic Current Rectification in a pH-Tunable Polyelectrolyte Brushes Functionalized Conical Nanopore: Effect of Salt Gradient
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The behavior of ionic current rectification (ICR) in a conical nanopore with its surface modified by pH-tunable polyelectrolyte (PE) brushes connecting two large reservoirs subject to an applied electric field and a salt gradient is investigated. Parameters including the solution pH, types of ionic species, strength of applied salt gradient, and applied potential bias are examined for their influences on the ionic current and rectification factor, and the mechanisms involved are investigated comprehensively. More


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Vote in the Scientists' Choice Awards
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SelectScience invites the SLAS community to vote for the Best New Drug Discovery Product of 2015 by Jan. 25. The Scientists' Choice Awards celebrate the best laboratory technologies of the year, as nominated and voted for by scientists around the world. The winning product will be recognized as having significantly contributed towards laboratory efforts in 2015 and will be announced at SLAS2016 on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 4:30 p.m. More


Two New Synthesis Tools Let Scientists Add Tritium Labels and Strained Rings to Drug Candidates
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Collaborations between chemists in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry have yielded two new tools that scientists can use to make important modifications to drug candidates. One of the tools will help scientists studying a compound's breakdown in the body and its biological target. The other will help medicinal chemists looking to make novel analogs of certain molecules. More


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Orthogonal Recognition Processes Drive the Assembly and Replication of a [2]Rotaxane
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Within a small, interconnected reaction network, orthogonal recognition processes drive the assembly and replication of a [2]rotaxane. Rotaxane formation is governed by a central, hydrogen-bonding-mediated binding equilibrium between a macrocycle and a linear component, which associate to give a reactive pseudorotaxane. Both the pseudorotaxane and the linear component undergo irreversible, recognition-mediated 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions with a stoppering maleimide group, forming rotaxane and thread, respectively. More


Heat-Perception Protein Finding May Lead to New Pain Therapies
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Scientists at the Duke University School of Medicine have discovered the structure of a protein linked to pain and heat perception. An ion channel in the cell surface membrane, TRPV2 plays a role in a number of biological processes, such as maintaining a healthy heart, helping dispose of pathogens, and inducing cell death in certain cancers. More


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Organometallic Complexes Anchored to Conductive Carbon for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Methane at Low Temperature
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Low-temperature direct methane fuel cells (DMEFCs) offer the opportunity to substantially improve the efficiency of energy production from natural gas. This study focuses on the development of well-defined platinum organometallic complexes covalently anchored to ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) for electrochemical oxidation of methane in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell at 80 degrees Celsius. More


Gene Therapy, Drug Combo Restores Some Vision in Mice With Optic Nerve Injury
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A new study in mice suggests the possibility of one day restoring at least some vision in people blinded by optic nerve damage from glaucoma, a condition estimated to affect more than 4 million Americans, or from trauma. Scientists restored vision in mice with optic nerve injury by using gene therapy to get the nerves to regenerate and, in a crucial step, by adding a channel-blocking drug to help the nerves conduct impulses from the eye to the brain. More


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