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SLAS2014 Sets Attendance Record
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5,819 participants from 46 countries traveled to California to participate in the Third Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition Jan. 18-22, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center. Patrick P. Beattie of Diagnostics For All, Cambridge, MA, was honored with the 2014 SLAS Innovation Award; Coastal Genomics, Dynamic Biosensors and Planet Innovation earned New Product Award Designations; and Garrett Mosley (UCLA), Tim Ruckh (Northeastern University) and Kris Wilson (University of Edinburgh) took home Student Poster Competition honors. Enjoy this short video. More

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Francis Collins Added to SLAS2015 Keynote Lineup
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The U.S. National Institutes of Health director joins previously announced keynoters Laurie Garrett, journalist and global health authority, and Donald E. Ingber of The Wyss Institute at Harvard University. SLAS2015 will be held February 7-11 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. Co-chairs Jim Inglese of the NIH and Elliot Hui of the University of California, Irvine, lead the scientific program planning committee. More

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SLAS ELN Reports: Emilio Diez-Monedero — Laying the Groundwork
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SLAS Europe Council member Emilio Diez-Monedero experiences a sense of awe when he discusses the interaction between biomedical scientists, engineers, chemists and physicists who support research efforts today.

"We take this collaboration for granted, but it was not that common 20 years ago," he says. Read more about Diez and his career in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine member profile.
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SLAS Journal Achievement Award Honorees Celebrated at SLAS2014
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Authors of the JALA and JBS scientific manuscripts that were most read and most cited throughout 2013 were announced on Jan. 20 during a reception in the Exhibit Hall at SLAS2014 in San Diego. In addition, JBS honored four individuals with JBS Reviewer Excellence Awards. Both journals experienced increases in their impact factors and manuscript submissions in 2013. More

JALA & JBS Art of Science Voting Ends Friday
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Just two days remain to tell SLAS which image you find most interesting and compelling in the 2014 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest. Nine finalists from six countries are vying for a $500 Amazon gift card and recognition as the best of the best in this annual competition. More


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Share Your Breaking Good Photos on SLAS Facebook Page
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SLAS "Breaking Good" at the 17th Annual ION Step Up for Kids Challenge Sunday, Jan. 26. SLAS CEO Greg Dummer and family climbed the 80 floors to the top of the Aon Center, one of Chicago's tallest buildings, helping to raise money for the children and families at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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New Microscopy Technique Improves Imaging at the Atomic Scale
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When capturing images at the atomic scale, even tiny movements of the sample can result in skewed or distorted images — and those movements are virtually impossible to prevent. Now microscopy researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that accounts for that movement and eliminates the distortion from the finished product. More

The Year in New Drugs
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After a rocketing rise in new-drug approvals in 2012, the pharmaceutical industry fell back to Earth in 2013. Last year, only 27 new products received Food & Drug Administration approval, down from 39 in the prior year, but on par with approval rates for the past decade. The good news for industry is that many of the new products have potential to become blockbusters, with peak annual sales of more than $1 billion. More

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Researchers Teach Old Chemical New Tricks to Make Cleaner Fuels, Fertilizers
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University researchers from two continents have engineered an efficient and environmentally friendly catalyst for the production of molecular hydrogen, a compound used extensively in modern industry to manufacture fertilizer and refine crude oil into gasoline. Although hydrogen is abundant element, it is generally not found as the pure gas but is generally bound to oxygen in water or to carbon in methane, the primary component in natural gas. More

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Giant Leaps of Evolution Make Cancer Cells Deadly
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How does cancer do it? How does one little cell transform itself into an invader that rages out of control? Surprisingly abruptly, according to new results that are pointing the way to Darwinian-inspired treatments. When a cancer evolves the ability to metastasize, or invade multiple tissues in the body, it has to pull off several remarkable feats. More

Researchers Decipher Structure of Part of Ribosome Found in Mitochondria
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Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have deciphered the structure of part of the ribosome found in mitochondria, the power plants of the cell. The scientists were able to benefit from advancements in the field of electron microscopy and capture images of the mitochondrial ribosome at a level of resolution never achieved before. More


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Native Top-Down Electrospray Ionization-Mass Spectrometry of 158 kDa Protein Complex by High-Resolution Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry
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Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FTICR MS) delivers high resolving power, mass measurement accuracy, and the capabilities for unambiguously sequencing by a top-down MS approach. Here, we report isotopic resolution of a 158 kDa protein complex, tetrameric aldolase with an average absolute deviation of 0.36 ppm and an average resolving power of 520 000 at m/z 6033 for the 26+ charge state in magnitude mode. More

Drug Information Education for Practicing Physicians: Part II
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As mentioned in my previous post, 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. We talked about eliminating the potential for drug company bias and influence on physician prescribing practice by essentially "cleansing" the drug information development process of any financial support from drug companies. But what about the drug information dissemination process? More

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New Mechanism for Genome Unpacking in Stem Cells
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Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Gurdon Institute in Cambridge, United Kingdom, have identified a novel mechanism that allows pluripotent stem cells to maintain their genome in an unpacked state, and thereby maintain their unique property to give raise to all types of specialized cells in the body. The findings are presented in the journal Nature. More



Pesticide DDT Linked to Alzheimer's Disease
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Exposure to the pesticide DDT, which was banned in the United States in the 1970s but is still found in the environment, may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. People with Alzheimer's disease in the study had levels of a DDT byproduct, called DDE, in their blood that were nearly four times higher on average than the levels seen in people without Alzheimer's. More

Five 'Fat Genes' Shown to Widen Girths
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With reference to the waist-to-hip ratio — a particular measure of belly fat, or "central adiposity" — scientists have identified five new genes that merit closer scrutiny. Three of the genes are associated with increased WHR in both men and women, and the other two appear to affect WHR in women only. One of the two genes that affect women only is called SHC1. More


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