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JALA names 'The 2013 JALA Ten' breakthroughs in innovation
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"This year's selections demonstrate the remarkable progress that can be realized when top scientists and engineers combine their talents with those of translationally minded clinicians and entrepreneurs," states JALA Editor-in-Chief Dean Ho, Ph.D., of the University of California, Los Angeles. An annual editorial feature highlighting technological advances addressing key biological and medical quandaries, The 2013 JALA Ten are showcased in the February 2013 issue of JALA (Volume 18, Issue 1), now on JALA Online. More

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2013 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition keynote speaker explains work
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Dr. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, discusses his research on Gold Nanoparticles and the Future of Medical Diagnostics in a video. "I believe that not just one but many of our technologies will lead to very viable treatments for many forms of cancer and, hopefully in certain cases, cures for different types of cancers," Mirkin states. More

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The Lab Man explores nanodiamond drug complexes
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At SLAS2013 in Orlando in January, The Lab Man spoke with Professor Dean Ho, Ph.D., of the SLAS Endowed Fellowship research program at the University of California, Los Angeles. The SLAS Endowment Fund announced its support of this novel and innovative cancer research initiative in 2012. Also in 2012, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences made a $20,000 contribution to the SLAS Endowment Fund. More

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Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed
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Andy Zaayenga's Pick of the Month from the LabAutopedia Book List is a must read from science writer Carl Zimmer. "The remarkable intersection of skin art and science is detailed in this fascinating collection of stories with images, packaged in a beautifully designed hardcover," says Zaayenga. More


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Visit Repeatable Inspiration: The SLAS2013 Photo Gallery
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Enjoy the people, places and things that made SLAS2013 in Orlando special. Scientific sessions, the exhibition, Late Night with LRIG, Molecular Monday, Vortex Tuesday, The Lab Man, posters, Career Connections, New Product Award winners and more are now posted online. More


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Wanted: People with interesting stories to tell
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SLAS is an international community of more than 15,000 individual scientists, engineers, researchers, technologists, and every one of them has a unique story to tell about their research, their career path and their hopes and dreams for the future. Who would YOU like to see featured in a member profile in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine? Send us the name of someone you would like to learn more about, or volunteer yourself! More

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Simple computer models unravel genetic stress reactions in cells
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Many questions arise when two identical twins raised in the same home — fed the same, nurtured the same way — follow disparate paths. How can the identical offspring of a single egg turn out so differently? Scientists ask the same question when genetically identical cells in identical environments — monoclonal cells produced by a single ancestor that replicated — exhibit wildly different behaviors. More



8 reasons labs rely on digital and quantitative PCR
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Nearly a third of researchers queried are looking to add digital PCR tools to their labs in the coming year, according to a recent survey by market analysis firm Frost & Sullivan. The much-valued technology provides absolute counts of target nucleic acids, as well as increased sensitivity, precision and reproducibility over quantitative real-time PCR. So does this mean it's time to say goodbye to qPCR? Not quite. More

Scientists confirm original tetrahedral model of molecular structure of water
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Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have confirmed the original model of the molecular structure of water and have thus made it possible to resolve a long-standing scientific controversy about the structure of liquid water. The tetrahedral model was first postulated nearly 100 years ago and it assumes that every water molecule forms a so-called hydrogen bond with four adjacent molecules. More


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Protein 'filmed' while unfolding at atomic resolution
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When proteins get "out of shape," the consequences can be fatal. They lose their function and in some cases form insoluble, toxic clumps that damage other cells and can cause severe diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases have now "filmed" how a protein gradually unfolds for the first time. More

A view inside the science of innovation
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Innovation is defined by more than a single event or brilliant idea. It's about a process, a series of steps that anyone from a garage tinkerer to a federally funded scientist can take to discover new solutions that meet pressing needs or that add value in new ways to existing products, services or technologies. More

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Custom chemical firms expand into formulation
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To win at the drug development game, it's not enough to show up with a great molecule. Many compounds would stall at the discovery stage without effective ways to get them inside patients. But the days of simple, easy-to-make pills are gone, and the endgame now is about shaping uncooperative compounds into well-behaved medicines. More

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Entropic pressure between biomembranes in a periodic stack due to thermal fluctuations
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The phenomenon of thermal fluctuation of a biomembrane within a stack of like membranes was introduced in a pioneering paper. Internal energy arises in a representative membrane through elastic resistance to bending deformation, and membrane motion is further restrained through steric interaction with adjacent membranes. More

Virus-specific CD4+ memory-phenotype T cells are abundant in unexposed adults
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Although T cell memory is generally thought to require direct antigen exposure, we found an abundance of memory-phenotype cells (20–90 percent, averaging over 50 percent) of CD4+ T cells specific to viral antigens in adults who had never been infected. These cells express the appropriate memory markers and genes, rapidly produce cytokines and have clonally expanded. More


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