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SLAS members: Laboratory Purchasing Trends study available
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The annual survey results are in, and the bottom line is "steady as you go" for personnel and purchasing in 2013. The products included in this study, as defined by members of the Laboratory Products Association, include chemicals, reagents, solvents; glassware, plasticware; consumables excluding chemicals; laboratory equipment <2,500; laboratory equipment >2,500; laboratory instruments <5,000; laboratory instruments >5,000; laboratory furniture; and laboratory automation. More

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JALA seeks New Developments in Global Health Technologies
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Manuscript proposals are now being accepted for a JALA special issue on novel technologies and systems for the advancement of global health, particularly those focused on infectious diseases and neonatal/maternal health. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, disease prevention and intervention; vaccine development and delivery; drug discovery and screening; POC diagnostics; engineering platforms for understanding disease pathology; technology implementation and field testing; and global health awareness and advocacy. More

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The Virtual Rat: Exploration of Complex Diseases Will Impact Drug Discovery, Development
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The Virtual Physiological Rat project "will fill a major gap in the understanding of the interactions among multiple genetic and environmental causes of diseases," says principal investigator Daniel Beard, Ph.D., professor of physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Read about this innovative initiative employing computational tools and computer simulations based on the physiology of a rat in SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood. More

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2013 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition session spotlight: Screening for Novel Biological Mechanisms and Disease Targets
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James Zhao, Ph.D., of Crown Bioscience and Lixin Zhang, Ph.D., of Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, are co-chairs of "Screening for Novel Biological Mechanisms and Disease Targets," one of six topical sessions at the June 5-7 event in Shanghai. A series of presentations in this session will offer insight on signaling networks with cell survival machinery, identifying and validating drug targets, a systematic novel synergistic drug screening approach based on a multi-factorial principle and a high-throughput C. elegans-based whole animal assay. More


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SLAS LinkedIn membership continues to grow
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Round-the-clock access to expert colleagues is available through SLAS LinkedIn. More than 7,500 enthusiasts have joined the main discussion group or one of the 18 SLAS subgroups. From member questions regarding small proteins attaching to synthetic surfaces applications to SLAS posts on Society resources, SLAS LinkedIn is an open and engaging forum that enables intelligent network building. Why not join today? More


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Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities for SLAS2014, Jan. 18-22, San Diego
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SLAS2014 offers high-impact sponsorships and related opportunities to heighten the visibility of exhibiting companies and their products, services, brands and overall expertise to a substantial and diverse audience of laboratory science and technology professionals. For specific information, contact Barry Sacks for exhibits; Mary Michalik for sponsorships; and Amanda Mihalsky for the SLAS2014 Daily News. More

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Universities see progress in new rules for managing US research
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Watching grass grow may be more exciting. But this month, U.S. university administrators are poring over hundreds of pages of proposed changes to the rules governing how the federal government manages the money it spends on academic research. The exercise is worth their time because billions of government dollars are at stake. More

Researchers reveal new enzyme that acts as innate immunity sensor
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Two studies by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center could lead to new treatments for lupus and other autoimmune diseases and strengthen current therapies for viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections. The studies identify a new enzyme that acts as a sensor of innate immunity — the body's first line of defense against invaders — and describe a novel cell signaling pathway. More



Researchers explore more efficient carbon dioxide to methanol model
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Researchers from The University of Texas at Arlington are pioneering a new method for using carbon dioxide, or CO2, to make liquid methanol fuel by using copper oxide nanowires and sunlight. The process is safer, simpler and less expensive than previous methods to convert the greenhouse gas associated with climate change to a useful product, said Krishnan Rajeshwar, interim associate vice president for research at UT Arlington. More

Automated gas-phase purification for accurate, multiplexed quantification on a stand-alone ion-trap mass spectrometer
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Isobaric tagging enables the acquisition of highly multiplexed proteome quantification, but it is hindered by the pervasive problem of precursor interference. The elimination of coisolated contaminants prior to reporter tag generation can be achieved through the use of gas-phase purification via proton transfer ion/ion reactions. More


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Researchers coat spinal polymer implants with bioactive film to improve bonding with bone
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Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time successfully coated polymer implants with a bioactive film. The discovery should improve the success rate of such implants — which are often used in spinal surgeries. The polymer used in these implants, called PEEK, does not bond well with bone or other tissues in the body. More

New partners for cholesterol
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Cholesterol is a molecule of many talents: It regulates membrane structure and is a precursor for many signaling molecules. It is, of course, best known as an indicator of cardiovascular disease. New findings suggest that cholesterol may have an even broader effect on human metabolism. The work shows that cholesterol interacts with virtually all major classes of proteins. More

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New opportunities in cancer research
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A new white paper, available from AMSBIO, discusses the latest developments in extracellular matrix and the opportunities they offer in cancer research. At least 80 percent of cancers are carcinomas, or tumors of the epithelia. The extracellular matrix is largely composed of several protein families, notably laminins, collagens and fibronectin. AMSBIO's new white paper focuses on ECM proteins most relevant to cancer research and their use in the oncology field. More

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Bacteria boost fixes symptoms of autism in mice
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Replacing missing gut bacteria in a mouse model of autism reverses adverse social behaviors and gut disorders associated with the condition. Last year, Sarkis Mazmanian and Paul Patterson at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena found that infecting pregnant mice with molecules from a flu virus caused autism-like symptoms in their offspring. The pups were less social, squeaked less and displayed repetitive behaviors. More

Synthetic molecule first electricity-making catalyst to use iron to split hydrogen gas
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To make fuel cells more economical, engineers want a fast and efficient iron-based molecule that splits hydrogen gas to make electricity. Online Feb. 17 at Nature Chemistry, researchers report such a catalyst. It is the first iron-based catalyst that converts hydrogen directly to electricity. The result moves chemists and engineers one step closer to widely affordable fuel cells. More


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