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Shana Kelley Earns 2016 SLAS Innovation Award
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Shana Kelley of the University of Toronto took home top honors and a $10,000 check for her SLAS2016 scientific presentation, "New Devices for the Detection and Classification of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria." Kelley described her team's work to develop new electrochemical tools for direct molecular analysis of bacteria — some in less than 30 minutes — and the potential clinical applications of these tools. In addition to the cash award, Kelley receives a one-year SLAS membership, is invited to have her work featured in either JALA or JBS and joins the judging panel for the 2017 SLAS Innovation Award. More

Kang, Lovitt and Rashid Take Honors in Student Poster Competition
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The SLAS Student Poster Competition recognizes innovative research by students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty (less than four years in first academic appointment) who present posters at SLAS2016. Congratulations to these winners, each of whom earned a $500 cash prize: More

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JALA and JBS Special Issue Calls for Papers
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Manuscript proposals (abstracts) are now being accepted for four upcoming special issues of JALA and JBS. Share your recent research achievements via review papers, original research reports or technology briefs on:

Cancer Metabolism (JBS manuscript proposals due April 1, 2016)

Micro and Nanotechnologies for Quantitative Biology and Medicine (JALA manuscript proposals due April 1, 2016)

Personalized and Precision Medicine (JALA manuscript proposals due June 1, 2016)

Quantitative Imaging in Life Sciences and Biomedical Research (JALA manuscript proposals due April 1, 2017)

Watch the scientific journals page at for additional announcements.


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SLAS2016 New Product Award Winners: ALVEOLE, Axion BioSystems and LabMinds
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Congratulations to these three companies whose products were judged best of show in terms of market opportunity, impact, originality and proof of concept.

PRIMO from ALVEOLE is a platform for multi-protein printing. Simple and flexible to use, PRIMO makes it possible to create protein patterns of choice in any type of cell culture support.

From Axion BioSystems, Lumos is a multiwell optical stimulation device for the Maestro MEA platform and works with the Maestro APEX robotic interface.

REVO from LabMinds automates solution preparation, combining features such as water purification, solid storage, solid dosing, weighing, stirring, temperature control, pH control, vacuum filtering, label printing and GLP adherence in one solution.

Pictured is Axion's Catherine Parrish guiding SLAS's Mary Jo Wildey (Merck, NJ) on the Maestro.


SLAS Webinar: The SmartLab of the Future
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On March 24, Felix Lenk, Ph.D., Technische Universität Dresden, presents "The SmartLab of the Future: Benchtop Lab Automation with the PetriJet and NutriJet Platforms." Lenk describes the PetriJet platform, which provides a lab with a compact device for the automated handling of culture dishes in batches of 20 or continuously. Together with exchangeable processing stations, nearly all tasks associated with culture dishes like identification, filling and imaging can be effectively automated.

NutriJet provides a lab with a fully automated solution for medium composition right from the container of the ingredient manufacturer and is fully GMP compliant. The March 24 Webinar, presented by JALA and JBS, the official journals of SLAS, is free to SLAS dues-paying members.

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SLAS CEO Presents State of the Society
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At SLAS2016, which attracted a record-breaking 6,293 participants, SLAS CEO Greg Dummer reported to the community that SLAS is financially sound, empowered by strong leadership and looking forward to continuing to support its members as they innovate and reshape the world of life sciences discovery and technology.

Read more in "Accelerating Excellence in Life Sciences Discovery & Technology: The 2015 SLAS Annual Report," in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.


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Post your SLAS2016 Photos on Facebook
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Enjoy the many photos of SLAS2016 that have been posted to the SLAS Facebook page; add new photos of your own; and tag or share those you like (and/or those you might be in!) on your own Facebook timeline. More

Vote for Your Favorite Finalist in the JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest
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Ten finalists have been selected, and now it's up to the SLAS community to decide which one will receive the grand prize of a $500 Amazon gift card for the most mesmerizing scientific image.

Vote for your favorite finalist by 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern time on Feb. 19, 2016.

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CRISPR Editing of Human Embryos Approved in the UK
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Preserving the distinction between research purposes and clinical applications, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), a U.K. regulatory body, has approved the use of CRISPR gene editing on human embryos. The HFEA indicated that its approval was specific to an application tendered by researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, who could begin their work "within the next few months," provided they also secure the approval of a local ethics body. More

Making Liver Tissue in the Lab for Transplants and Drug Screening
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Engineered liver tissue could have a range of important uses, from transplants in patients suffering from the organ's failure to pharmaceutical testing. Now scientists report in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry the development of such a tissue, which closely mimics the liver's complicated microstructure and function more effectively than existing models. More


Chemists Nudge Molecule to React Then Watch Bonds Break and Form
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Researchers have used probe microscopy techniques to drive and then watch a chemical reaction proceed in both directions at a single-molecule level. Leo Gross of IBM Research Zurich and coworkers there and at the University of Santiago de Compostela used scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) to push a molecule to react and atomic force microscopy (AFM) to image atomic-level details of that molecule as it formed radical intermediates and a final product. More

New Study Using Cryo-Electron Microscopy Shows How Potential Drugs Could Inhibit Cancer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new study shows that it is possible to use an imaging technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to view, in atomic detail, the binding of a potential small molecule drug to a key protein in cancer cells. The cryo-EM images also helped the researchers establish, at atomic resolution, the sequence of structural changes that normally occur in the protein, p97, an enzyme critical for protein regulation that is thought to be a novel anti-cancer target. More

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Scientists Discover Stem Cells Capable of Repairing Skull, Face Bones
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A team of Rochester scientists has, for the first time, identified and isolated a stem cell population capable of skull formation and craniofacial bone repair in mice — achieving an important step toward using stem cells for bone reconstruction of the face and head in the future, according to a new paper in Nature Communications. More

Researchers Develop Completely New Kind of Polymer
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Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and then be chemically regenerated to function again. Or a polymer that can lift weights, contracting and expanding the way muscles do. These functions require polymers with both rigid and soft nano-sized compartments with extremely different properties that are organized in specific ways. More



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