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The Lab Man interviews SLAS2012 winners
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Podcasts featuring four New Product Award designees (Dynamic Devices, fluidX, Siloam Biosciences and Tecan) and two student poster winners (Kaston Leung and Samuel Hasson) are now live! Listen and learn about these exciting new products and fascinating research. More


March 15 deadline for JALA special issue on novel drug development and delivery
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JALA is looking for high quality, short or full-length data-driven research papers and/or reviews. Submit an abstract and, if selected, final manuscripts must be submitted by Friday, June 1. All submitted articles are subject to peer-review to ensure scientific rigor, clarity of expression and integration with other contributions in the JALA special issue. More

Small automated pipettors perform big
SOLO & SOLOPlus Automated Pipettors are the perfect choice for automating repetitive and time consuming applications. Available in single channel, 8-channel and 12- channel configurations the SOLO handles serial dilutions, kinase assays and next-gen sequencing prep with ease. Multiple deck configurations, accessories and robotics are available. See more at Email

LabAutopedia updated with SLAS2012 material
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SLAS2012 poster presenters and short course instructors have uploaded informative resources to the pages of this ever-popular SLAS online scientific wiki. Explore LabAutopedia, and see what you might add to the growing laboratory science and technology library. More

Long-Term Storage (LTS) per Study

Starfruit Software/Database Service - LTS per Study. You can control who to use a sample. Visit Store – Starfruit Library to see "Starfruit Sample Locator BIMS"

You ought to be in pictures!
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SLAS2012 attendees: View the photo gallery and see if you find yourself among the crowds in the sessions, exhibit hall and networking events! You can also tune in to the SLAS Video Channel on YouTube to hear and see "Day Tripper" from American English, the Beatles tribute band headlining the Gaslamp Block Party Bash. More


2012 SLAS Innovation Award winner to speak at Asia conference
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Dan Dongeun Huh of Harvard University will present the latest on his award-winning lung-on-a-chip research at 2012 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition 19-21 June in Shanghai, China. Visit Harvard's Wyss Institute website for several informative videos on this emerging research area. More

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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Inhibition of hematopoietic protein tyrosine phosphatase augments and prolongs ERK1/2 and p38 activation
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The hematopoietic protein tyrosine phosphatase is implicated in the development of blood cancers through its ability to negatively regulate the mitogen-activated protein kinases ERK1/2 and p38. Small-molecule modulators of HePTP activity may become valuable in treating hematopoietic malignancies such as T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myelogenous leukemia. More

Get Connected to Laboratory Science at Pittcon 2012
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An ethics scandal strikes the world of bioethics
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The stem-cell tourism industry is not exactly renowned for ethical probity, much less scientific rigor. Given its reputation for peddling untested remedies to desperate patients, not to mention its starring role in several sting operations on 60 Minutes, a few eyebrows went up when one of the nation's leading journals of medical ethics relocated to the offices of a commercial stem cell clinic in Sugar Land, Texas. More

Tips and tricks series for life science
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To improve the accuracy of pH measurements, Mettler-Toledo has launched a series of tips and tricks regarding lab techniques and the maintenance of lab equipment. Register to receive a series of six e-mails with helpful information from this SLAS corporate member. More


Reversible switching of a cobalt complex by thermal, pressure and electrochemical stimuli
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Triply switchable [CoII(dpzca)2] shows an abrupt, reversible, and hysteretic spin crossover (T1/2↓ = 168 K, T1/2↑ = 179 K, and ΔT1/2 = 11 K) between the high-spin (HS) and low-spin (LS) states of cobalt(II), both of which have been structurally characterized. The spin transition is also reversibly triggered by pressure changes. Moreover, in a third reversible switching mechanism for this complex, the magnetic properties can be switched between HS cobalt(II) and LS cobalt(III) by redox. More

Inhibiting cystine transporter in stromal cells cuts off key leukemia lifeline
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Scientists say blocking bone marrow stromal cells from converting cystine into cysteine may provide a therapeutic approach against chronic lymphocytic leukemia, including drug-resistant disease. A team led by researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has found that leukemia cells rely on cysteine produced by surrounding stromal cells for their own production of the antioxidant GSH. 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.

Anthrax-killing foam proves effective in meth lab cleanup
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Sandia National Laboratories' decontamination foam, developed more than a decade ago and used to decontaminate federal office buildings and mailrooms during the 2001 anthrax attacks, is now being used to decontaminate illegal methamphetamine labs. Mark Tucker, a chemical engineer in Sandia's Chemical & Biological Systems Dept., said it renders all types of typical chemical and biological agents harmless. More

Surprising molecular switch: Lipids help control development of cell polarity
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In a standard biology textbook, cells tend to look more or less the same from all sides. But in real life cells have fronts and backs, tops and bottoms, and they orient many of their structures according to this polarity explaining, for example, why yeast cells bud at one end and not the other. More


Diabetes may start in the intestines
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Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have made a surprising discovery about the origin of diabetes. Their research suggests that problems controlling blood sugar — the hallmark of diabetes — may begin in the intestines. The new study, in mice, may upend long-held theories about the causes of the disease. More

Principles for applying optogenetic tools derived from direct comparative analysis of microbial opsins
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Diverse optogenetic tools have allowed versatile control over neural activity. Many depolarizing and hyperpolarizing tools have now been developed in multiple laboratories and tested across different preparations, presenting opportunities but also making it difficult to draw direct comparisons. This challenge has been compounded by the dependence of performance on parameters such as vector, promoter, expression time, illumination, cell type and many other variables. More

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Counterfeit drugs becoming big business worldwide
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The discovery that a fake version of the widely used cancer medicine Avastin is circulating in the United States is raising new fears that the multibillion-dollar drug-counterfeiting trade is increasingly making inroads in the U.S. The criminal practice has largely been relegated to poor countries with lax regulations. More

Sandia seeks better neural control of prosthetics for amputees
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Sandia National Laboratories researchers, using off-the-shelf equipment in a chemistry lab, have been working on ways to improve amputees' control over prosthetics with direct help from their own nervous systems. Organic materials chemist Shawn Dirk, robotics engineer Steve Buerger and others are creating biocompatible interface scaffolds. More


Despite cuts, Big Pharma says it's still overstaffed
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In 2011, Big Pharma companies made deep cuts to their salesforces as they contended with a loss of patent protection on some of the top-selling drugs in the industry. Nevertheless, a new study finds that half of these companies say they are still overstaffed, compared to just 5 percent of life sciences companies overall. The study from the global consulting firm Hay Group says Big Pharma companies plan to cut salesforces by 6 to 15 percent over the coming year. More

Beer's bitter compounds stimulate stomach acids
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On a hot summer day, sipping a cold brew can be a relaxing treat. But when the beer hits the stomach, it stimulates the release of gastric acid, an overabundance of which can lead to ulcers, acid reflux and even stomach cancer. Now researchers report that the bitter acids derived from hops are key players in stimulating gastric acid secretion. More

RapidFire High-throughput Mass Spectrometry Systems

Agilent Technologies’ RapidFire is an SPE-based solution that enables detection of native compounds by mass spec. Requiring no labels or surrogates, it enables the screening of intractable or challenging targets which are not amenable to fluorescence or luminescence. Sample throughput is 10x faster than conventional MS screening methods. MORE
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Labcyte Introduces Dynamic Fluid Analysis™
Labcyte released a novel software algorithm that enables a greater range of fluid types to be automatically transferred with acoustic energy. Dynamic Fluid Analysis™ enables the Echo® liquid handling systems to adapt to fluid properties changes such as surface tension and viscosity, and adjusts sound energy in real time with no operator intervention required.


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Agriculture and Economic Growth Specialist – Associate
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