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SLAS Earmarks $1 Million for Educational Grant Program
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SLAS President Dean Ho announced a new $1 million fund to support graduate fellowships in quantitative biosciences during SLAS2015, Feb. 9, in Washington, DC.

"A pillar of the SLAS mission is to advance laboratory science and technology through education about scientific research," said Ho. "In that spirit, we are especially proud to announce this important new component in the Society’s ongoing commitment to nurturing scientific innovation and innovators. Education has always been a cornerstone of SLAS’s purpose, and one of the most powerful things that we do. Implementing this fund takes our support of scientific education, innovation and careers to the next level."

SLAS anticipates that applications will begin to be accepted in early 2016 with the first grant being awarded by July 2016.
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SLAS2015: First International Conference & Exhibition in Washington DC Ends Today
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The preliminary registration numbers show the Feb. 7-11 event convened 4,677 scientists, academicians, business leaders and students from 34 countries to gain new information, ideas and insight about laboratory science and technology. From a robust, peer-selected lineup of scientific education to a showcase of innovative new technologies from nearly 300 multinational companies, SLAS2015 leveraged its east coast location to secure participation by National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Director Chris Austin. Keep your eyes on SLAS2015.org for event wrap-up details.

Missed SLAS2015? Mark your calendar to attend SLAS2016 from Jan. 23-27 in San Diego, California.
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JALA & JBS Have Issues
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Thanks to a team of more than 1,000 life sciences R&D experts who contributed their thoughtful assistance in 2014 to help SLAS publish 10 world-class issues of JBS and six world-class issues of JALA.

Keep up with the latest in 2015 — SLAS members and journal subscribers have access to articles ahead-of-print at JALA Online and JBS Online.
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SLAS ELN Reports: Hansjoerg Haas — Shaping the Tools of Scientific Discovery
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SLAS Americas Council Chair Haas talks about his career, pasttimes and appreciation of the Society in the latest feature article in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.

The product line director and site leader of Thermo Scientific laboratory automation product line in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, said he is thankful for opportunities and grateful for mentors who encouraged him.

"I would not have believed it if someone had told me that I would move to Canada and run a laboratory automation business," the native German comments. "What makes the difference is people you meet in your career who believe in you and offer support."
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SLAS Webinar March 10: How Circulating Tumor Cells Can Help Identify Targets for New Cancer Drugs
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Learn from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Martin Fleisher, PhD, NACB, an internationally recognized expert in the use of biomarkers for detecting and monitoring cancer.

Fleisher discusses how the use of circulating tumor cells as biomarkers can be predictive of tumor sensitivity to specific drugs with the potential to provide a snapshot of the molecular makeup of an individual patient's metastatic tumor.

He states that such a "liquid biopsy" would definitely improve the understating of the tumor growth biology that can change during the course of disease.

SLAS Webinars are free to SLAS dues-paying members. Not yet a dues-paid member? Join today to take advantage of this informative SLAS Webinar.
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  • JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest: Still Time to Vote!
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    After lively voting activity at the SLAS Journals Information Station at SLAS2015 this week, the race to be crowned the 2015 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest winner is accelerating. You can vote for your favorite finalist — and encourage colleagues to do the same — through 5 p.m. US Eastern time on Feb. 20.

    View the creative work of 10 finalists and help one earn the grand prize — a $500 Amazon gift card and a full registration to SLAS2016, Jan. 23-27, San Diego, California.
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    Missed SLAS2015? SLAS2015 Presentations On-Demand
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    Dues-paying SLAS members will have access to 10 popular scientific sessions recorded in Washington, DC in the next couple of weeks. Sessions include Novel Acoustic Loading of a Mass Spectrometer, Precise Genome Editing and Stem Cell Technologies – Novel Tools for Novel Medicines and The Phenotypic Screening "Rule of 3": Developing More Predictive Assays.

    SLAS2015 Full Conference attendees also will receive limited time access to these recorded presentations through April 2015. Not yet a dues-paid member? Join today and secure this and more valuable benefits of SLAS membership.
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    Scientists Discover Organism That Hasn't Evolved in More Than 2 Billion Years
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    An international team of scientists has discovered the greatest absence of evolution ever reported — a type of deep-sea microorganism that appears not to have evolved over more than 2 billion years. But the researchers say that the organisms' lack of evolution actually supports Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. The scientists examined sulfur bacteria, microorganisms that are too small to see with the unaided eye, that are 1.8 billion years old and were preserved in rocks from Western Australia's coastal waters. More

    Next-Gen Sequencing Maps 'Highly Degraded' DNA
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    Next-generation sequencing technology can now profile highly damaged DNA samples that contain 75 percent less base-pair information, compared with previous systems. This is a significant improvement for law enforcement in cases involving missing persons or unidentified human remains. San Diego-based sequencing company, Illumina, announced its MiSeq FGx system that the company hopes will help in "no suspect" cases, or lead to clues in cold ones. More

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    The Anti-Aging Pill: Longevity Researcher Takes Unusual Path to Market
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    An anti-aging startup hopes to elude the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and death at the same time. The company, Elysium Health, says it will be turning chemicals that lengthen the lives of mice and worms in the laboratory into over-the-counter vitamin pills that people can take to combat aging. The startup is being founded by Leonard Guarente, an MIT biologist who is 62 ("unfortunately," he says) and who's convinced that the process of aging can be slowed by tweaking the body's metabolism. More

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    Highly Strained Nonclassical Nanotube End-caps. a Single-Step Solution Synthesis from Strain-Free, Non-Macrocyclic Precursors
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    Nonclassical nanotube end-caps have been constructed from strain-free heterocyclic precursors using a one-step synthetic procedure, involving multiple nickel-mediated Ullmann couplings. These systems consist of tubular macrocyclic sections that are tightly capped on one side with a bridging benzene ring, forming deep, chemically accessible cavities. The end-caps are characterized by exceptionally high internal strain energies reaching 144 kcal/mol. More


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    Long-Term Storage of Digital Information in DNA is Possible
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    It is evident from samples from mammoths, bears and other fossils: sequenceable DNA can last up to several hundred thousand years. But one does not necessarily need fossil bones as capsules of silica glass spheres can do the same job, as Robert N. Grass and colleagues from the ETH Zurich demonstrate in their Communication in Angewandte Chemie. More

    Fine-Tuned Supramolecular Polymerization
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    Researchers have demonstrated a new method for artificially building and dismantling supramolecular polymers in a tightly controlled and selective way, following the methods of traditional polymer chemistry by taking advantage of the monomer elements' own tendency to self-organize. This opens the way to the creation, though precision supramolecular engineering, or polymers with a wide range of properties that could be exploited for new applications. More



    New Method May Detect Drug's Toxic Side Effects Early in Development
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    Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College say they have devised a new drug screen that capitalizes on the tendency of toxic compounds to alter the properties of the lipid bilayer that encases cells. The novel screen, called the Gramicidin-Based Fluorescence Assay, repurposes an assay previously developed by principal investigator Olaf Andersen, M.D., and a former graduate student Helgi Ingólfsson. More

    Calling on Plants to Fulfill Protein's Promise
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    It used to be that supplemental protein was something only bodybuilders were keen on. But now, even most regular-shaped eaters report they are looking to add more protein to their shopping carts. The macronutrient is super hip thanks to low-carb diet trends and claims that protein can help build lean muscle, keep you full longer, and even help you lose weight. More

    High-Resolution Enabled 12-Plex DiLeu Isobaric Tags for Quantitative Proteomics
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    Multiplex isobaric tags (e.g., tandem mass tags (TMT) and isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ)) 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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