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SLAS Tradition: Admission to the SLAS2015 Exhibition is FREE
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If your budget or schedule prevents you from attending the SLAS2015 scientific program, consider registering for the Exhibition only. A tradition of the annual flagship SLAS event, this no cost participation option allows you to see the latest technology from 300-plus participating exhibitors, as well as take advantage of SLAS2015 Member Center events, SLAS Career Connections activities, daily networking receptions, the popular SLAS Passport to Prizes program and more.

Simply register for the Exhibition Only category to take advantage of this FREE pass to the SLAS2015 Exhibition, Feb. 8-10, Washington, DC.
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SLAS ELN Reports: New SLAS Board of Directors Members Ready, Willing and Able to Help Drive Society Success
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Scott Atkin, Michele A. Cleary and Susan M. Lunte join the 2015 SLAS Board of Directors for three-year terms beginning next week at SLAS2015.

Atkin, Cleary and Lunte, along with six existing members of the Board, are responsible for strategy, vision and business development to deliver value to SLAS members and the global life science community.

The SLAS community says thanks to outgoing board members Frank Fan, Robyn Rourick and Daniel G. Sipes.
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New Products to Debut at SLAS2015
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Nearly 30 companies have selected SLAS2015 to launch their latest innovations in laboratory science and technology. Visit their booths to find out what's new and what it can do for you. The SLAS2015 Exhibition is open:

Sunday, Feb. 8: 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 9: 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 10: 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

DC locals: Not attending the SLAS2015 scientific program but want to attend the Exhibition? Admission to the Exhibition only is FREE.
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Have You Downloaded the SLAS2015 Conference App?
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The new and improved SLAS2015 mobile app is now available for download. Use it to plan your itinerary, review scientific session abstracts and speaker details, highlight companies to visit in the Exhibition and set preferences for connecting with other participants and receiving notifications of important alerts.

The app is available for free download on both iOS and Android devices. Watch a short video to learn more about this exciting SLAS2015 resource.
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  • JALA February Podcast: Label-Free Measurements of Reaction Kinetics Using a Droplet-Based Optofluidic Device
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    Zhangming Mao, Ph.D, of the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at The Pennsylvania State University, discusses the work reported in the JALA February issue cover article.

    The authors present an integrated optofluidic system for label-free characterization of reactions in a nanoliter reagent volume and state, "This system contains a droplet-based microfluidic sampling section and an optical fiber–based spectroscopy detection section. By manipulating droplets containing reagents at certain concentrations at different times, quantifiable measurements via absorption spectroscopy can be made in a simple, sensitive, and high-throughput manner."
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    SLAS2015 Member Center: The Hub for All Things SLAS
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    Connect and rejuvenate at the SLAS2015 Member Center — an easy-to-find, fun-to-hang out at and much-welcome respite from a busy Exhibition floor.

    In the SLAS Member Center, you can sign up for scientific mentoring and career counseling, meet and greet published authors at the SLAS Scientific Journals Information Station (click for schedule), hear live podcasts from The Lab Man, view the top three SLAS2015 student posters (Monday after 4:00 p.m.) and more. It is also where full conference attendees can redeem a voucher for this year's commemorative T-shirt celebrating 20 years of scientific innovation for JALA and JBS.
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    Interact with the DC Area's Elite FIRST Competition Teams
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    For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) was founded by Dean Kamen to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people.

    At SLAS2015, you can talk with participants of the five teams showcasing their award winning robotic and LEGO creations, invite their questions about laboratory science and technology and help inspire their future career plans.

    Photo: FIRST team from SLAS2014 in San Diego.
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    A New Initiative on Precision Medicine
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    President Obama has long expressed a strong conviction that science offers great potential for improving health. Now, the president has announced a research initiative that aims to accelerate progress toward a new era of precision medicine. We believe that the time is right for this visionary initiative, and the National Institutes of Health and other partners will work to achieve this vision. More

    What's Next for Next-Gen Sequencing?
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    Many factors drive the next-generation sequencing market in regulated environments. Only a few years ago, the throughput and price point did not allow for easy transition from existing technologies. The launch of benchtop instruments has significantly reduced the capital equipment costs and simplified the skill sets required for operation, expanding common near-term applications in noninvasive prenatal testing, oncology, virology, drug-resistance testing and infectious disease. More


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    The Year in New Drugs
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    For the pharmaceutical industry, 2014 was one for the record books: sky-high merger and acquisition activity, unprecedented levels of financing, and, last but not least, a peak in new drug approvals. The Food & Drug Administration's green light for 41 new molecular entities — the biggest crop in nearly two decades — signaled a return to innovation for an industry that just five years ago seemed stagnant. More

    Chemistry in a Trillionth of a Second
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    Chemists at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with colleagues at the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Heriot-Watt University, can now follow chemical reactions in liquids with unprecedented, atomically resolved detail on sub-picosecond timescales (1 picosecond = 10-12s) — matching the time intervals between molecular collisions. More

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    Resolving Apparent Conflicts between Theoretical and Experimental Models of Phosphate Monoester Hydrolysis
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    Understanding phosphoryl and sulfuryl transfer is central to many biochemical processes. However, despite decades of experimental and computational studies, a consensus concerning the precise mechanistic details of these reactions has yet to be reached. In this work we perform a detailed comparative theoretical study of the hydrolysis of p-nitrophenyl phosphate, methyl phosphate and p-nitrophenyl sulfate. More

    Inside Google's Secretive Life Sciences Lab
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    The Atlantic's James Hamblin posted a new video, which showed his visit to the life sciences division of Google's secretive research lab, Google X. The Atlantic is the first outlet to make a video from inside the facility. At Google X, some of the world's top scientists are working on projects that could drastically revolutionize healthcare such as a pill that can detect cancer and a spoon that steadies tremors in people with Parkinson's. More


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    Queen Elizabeth Prizewinner: Put Pharmacies on Chips
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    Chemical engineer Robert Langer has won the £1 million 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. The prize celebrates the engineers behind "ground-breaking innovation that has been of global benefit to humanity." The announcement was made at Prince Philip House in London by Lord Browne, chair of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation, in the presence of The Duke of York. More

    Lab Supervisor Makes List of Fastest-Growing US Jobs
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    With a median annual salary of $66,900, top yearly salary of $85,299, and a projected 10-year job growth of 30 percent, laboratory supervisor ranked 10th on CNN Money's top 10 list of fastest-growing jobs in the US. The position also ranked 100th on CNN Money's top 100 careers in America with a B ranking in the "personal satisfaction" category, A grade in "benefit to society," and a C ranking in the "low stress" category. More



    New Method Allows for Greater Variation in Band Gap Tunability
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    If you can't find the ideal material, then design a new one. By manipulating the ordered arrangement of atoms in layered complex oxide materials, scientists have found a way to control their electronic band gaps, which determines the electrical behavior of the material and how it interacts with light. More

    High-Resolution Enabled 12-Plex DiLeu Isobaric Tags for Quantitative Proteomics
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    Multiplex isobaric tags (e.g., tandem mass tags and isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification) are a valuable tool for high-throughput mass spectrometry based quantitative proteomics. We have developed our own multiplex isobaric tags, DiLeu, that feature quantitative performance on par with commercial offerings but can be readily synthesized in-house as a cost-effective alternative. More


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