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SLAS names JALA and JBS Readers' Choice Award winners
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Authors Michael Rubacha, Anil Rattan and Stephen Hosselet received the JALA Readers' Choice Award for their manuscript, "A Review of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks Available in the Market Today" (JALA 16.1). Authors Fredika Robertson, Marcia Ogasawara, Zaiming Ye, Khoi Chu, Ross Pickei, Bisrat Debeb, Wendy Woodward, Walter Hittelman, Massimo Cristofanilli and Sanford Barsky were named the JBS Readers' Choice Award honorees for "Imaging and Analysis of 3D Tumor Spheroids Enriched for a Cancer Stem Cell Phenotype" (JBS 15.7). Announcements were made at SLAS2012 in San Diego this week. More


SLAS to name $10,000 Innovation Award winner today
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Watch Twitter #SLAS2012 for this afternoon's SLAS2012 closing session announcement of the 2012 SLAS Innovation Award winner. The winner will be selected from one of nine finalists based on the author's demonstration of extraordinary vision, originality, seminal technology, applications and strategies, as well as the impact on laboratory science and technology, originality and creativity, quality of the science and oral presentation. More

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Enter to win a $500 Amazon gift card
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Visit the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood (ELN) for a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card in the Welcome to the Neighborhood sweepstakes. People focused and people sourced, the SLAS ELN shares thoughts and ideas from people who make the laboratory science and technology community interesting and exciting. Bookmark the SLAS ELN website and return regularly. New items are posted weekly. More

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Zhang wins JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest
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The grand prize winner of an iPad2 is Ling Zhang of Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, for a mesmerizing image showing a large scale and chemically stable SERS substrate for single molecule detection. Visit the website to see this winning image and the 10 honorable mention honorees, who each received a $50 Amazon gift card. More


Incoming SLAS board members talk about life, career, responsibility
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Frank Fan, Robyn Rourick and Daniel Sipes, newly elected members of the SLAS Board of Directors, share thoughts on what brought them to their new roles and what's ahead as they begin their three-year terms of service. More

SLAS2013 — Dates and location set; keynoters named
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The Second SLAS Annual Conference and Exhibition will be presented Jan. 12-16, 2013, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. SLAS2013 keynote speakers are Mehmet Toner, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital; Sir Harold Kroto, Florida State University and 1996 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry; and Charles Sabine, Emmy Award-winning television journalist. More
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Analytical measurements of atmospheric urban aerosol
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Understanding the complex nature of atmospheric urban aerosol mandates the utilization of analytical technology. In this feature article, we provide a glimpse of several analytical techniques that are most commonly used for urban atmospheric aerosol measurements, with an emphasis on particle mass spectrometry methods. More

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Enantioselective total synthesis of (−)-acetylaranotin, a dihydrooxepine epidithiodiketopiperazine
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The first total synthesis of the dihydrooxepine-containing epidithiodiketopiperazine (ETP) (−)-acetylaranotin is reported. The key steps of the synthesis include an enantioselective azomethine ylide-dipolar cycloaddition reaction to set the absolute and relative stereochemistry, a rhodium-catalyzed cycloisomerization/chloride elimination sequence to generate the dihydrooxepine moiety, and a stereoretentive diketopiperazine sulfenylation to install the epidisulfide. More


'Make or break' lung drug seen as having 63 percent chance of success
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Actelion Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Jean-Paul Clozel has staked the future of the company he founded on an experimental drug that analysts say has a 63 percent chance of success. Actelion will probably announce the results of a decisive trial of the lung treatment, macitentan, in the second quarter, Clozel said. More

Behind a mushroom scourge
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For the past 30 years, apparently healthy villagers in southwestern China's Yunnan province have been mysteriously dying. More than 260 people have been claimed by what has come to be known as Yunnan Sudden Unexpected Death. Recent epidemiological studies have implicated a previously undescribed mushroom, named Trogia venenata Zhu L. Yang for its discoverer, in the deaths. More

Innovation³ from TTP Labtech

3 innovative products launched at SLAS Booth 914:

• arktic: compact automated biobanking
• aequus: non-contact liquid level monitoring
• mosquito HV: cost-saving serial dilutions.

Pharmaceutical business warns of rough 2012
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For drugmakers, the golden era of the 1990s and early part of the last decade, when they seemed to effortlessly churn out new multibillion-dollar pills for the masses along with double-digit quarterly profit increases, is not even in the rearview mirror any more. Buzzwords such as "blockbuster" and "cash cow" have all but disappeared. The new vocabulary stresses "headwinds," "austerity" and "efficiency." More

Physicists hope to catch neutrons in act of jumping from our universe to another
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The notion of multiple universes is one that cosmologists like to theorize about but generally don't relish proving, mainly because doing so would be very difficult. But a team of researchers that showed a few years ago how matter might travel between our universe and others now think they ought to be able to observe this phenomenon in action using existing technology, lending credence to the multiverse theory. All they need is a neutron bottle, some neutrons and a year. More


Vertex drug is breakthrough for handful of cystic fibrosis patients, offers hope to many more
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The first drug that treats the root cause of cystic fibrosis has won approval, offering a life-changing treatment for a handful of patients with the deadly illness and broader hope for thousands more patients with the inherited disease. About 30,000 Americans live with cystic fibrosis, a disease that causes sticky mucus buildup in the lungs and other organs, leading to infections, digestive problems and death in young adulthood. More

Silver packs a punch as chemotherapy drug
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Silver may have just become even more precious. The metal packs as much of a punch against cancer cells as a leading chemotherapy drug and could reduce the negative side effects that accompany such treatment. Cisplatin, used to treat a range of cancers, contains platinum. The drug is formed from groups of molecules attached to a platinum atom, creating a compound that reacts with DNA in cancer cells. More

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Exercise triggers stem cells in muscle
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University of Illinois researchers determined that an adult stem cell present in muscle is responsive to exercise, a discovery that may provide a link between exercise and muscle health. The findings could lead to new therapeutic techniques using these cells to rehabilitate injured muscle and prevent or restore muscle loss with age. More

Obama to seek more Alzheimer's research money
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The Obama administration wants to spend just over half a billion dollars on Alzheimer's research next year, hoping to battle back against what could become the defining disease of the aging baby-boom generation. Not all the spending must wait for approval from Congress: Under the plan, the National Institutes of Health will devote an extra $50 million to Alzheimer's research this year. More


New form of hafnium oxide developed
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A novel material developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge is opening up new possibilities for next generation electronic and optoelectronic devices, and paving the way for further component miniaturization. The material, a new form of hafnium oxide, provides exceptionally high dielectric constant compared with currently existing forms of hafnium oxide. More

Study: Obese people have more pain
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The negative results of obesity continue to emerge, with a new study of more than 1 million people finding a link between carrying extra weight and everyday pain. The researchers, reporting online Jan. 19 in the journal Obesity, found the heaviest individuals in the study also reported the highest rates of pain. More

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Visit Labcyte Tutorials at SLAS2012
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Cell Biology or Biotechnology Scientist
Institut Pasteur Korea
South Korea – Pangyo Techno Valley

Scientist/Sr. Scientist, Biochemical Assay Development and HTS
Sutro Biopharma
USA – CA – San Francisco

Insanely Creative Chemist?
NCR Corp.
USA – GA – Atlanta

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