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SLAS Spring Webinar Series: Effectively Managing Collaborative Science
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Collaborative science may involve working across groups or companies on the other side of town or across the ocean. Learn to formulate strategy, employ best practices and establish successful long-term collaborations from webinar leaders Ajay Gautam of AstraZeneca, Jonathan H. Connick of Merck and Liming Shi of Eli Lilly, who will present March 20, April 17 and May 15, respectively. Webinars are free to paid SLAS members, and registration is open. More


Three SLAS e-members awarded Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
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Lewis C. Cantley, Napoleone Ferrara and Eric S. Lander were three of the 11 inaugural winners announced Feb. 20 by Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation founders Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan and Yuri Milner. The foundation is dedicated to advancing breakthrough research, celebrating scientists and generating excitement about the pursuit of science as a career. Each winner receives a $3 million cash prize to support their continued research.

Cantley, of Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital, is honored for the discovery of PI3-Kinase and its role in cancer metabolism. Ferrara, of the University of California, San Diego, is honored for discoveries in the mechanisms of angiogenesis that led to therapies for cancer and eye diseases. Lander, of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, is honored for the discovery of general principles for identifying human disease genes and enabling their application to medicine through the creation and analysis of genetic, physical and sequence maps of the human genome.

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SLAS2013 keynote presentations by Kroto, Sabine and Toner now available for free at SLAS On-Demand
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Experience Sir Harold Kroto's "Science and Society in the 21st Century" and Charles Sabine's "The Pursuit of Hope and Dignity: Why Every Link in the Medical Chain Matters" from SLAS2013. These thought-provoking keynote presentations are now available at SLAS On-Demand. Access is free and open to SLAS members and non-members alike so invite your colleagues to watch and listen to these highly rated sessions delivered at SLAS2013 in Florida last month. Mehmet Toner's keynote, "Bioengineering and Clinical Applications of the Circulating Tumor Cell Microchip" and the panel presentation, "HTS and Early Drug Discovery in Industry and Academia. Collaboration: Is the Sum Greater Than the Two Parts?" also are available at SLAS On-Demand. More


JBS Online features new manuscripts ahead-of-print
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"Identification of Small-Molecule Inhibitors of the Ribonuclease H2 Enzyme," "Comparison of Fluorigenic Peptide Substrates PL50, SNAPtide, and BoTest A/E for BoNT/A Detection and Quantification: Exosite Binding Confers High-Assay Sensitivity" and "Development of a High-Throughput Fluorescence Polarization DNA Cleavage Assay for the Identification of FEN1 Inhibitors" are among the new manuscripts available only to SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members right now at JBS Online. More

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2013 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition session spotlight: Translational Medicine Basic Research
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Gaochao Zhou, Ph.D., of MSD (Shanghai) Pharmaceuticals Consultancy and Yao-Chang Xu, Ph.D., of Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group are the co-chairs for this session. Four related areas of interest will be explored: "Study of Nutrition, Lifestyle and Genetic Factors on Metabolic Diseases among Chinese," "Bring Best Oncology Drugs to Cancer Patients: A Mission Possible," "Cancer Translational Research for Targeted Therapy" and "Biomarker in Cancer Drug Development." More

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JALA podcasts offer unique insight from manuscript authors
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Get behind the scenes and into authors' minds when JALA Podcast Editor David Pechter posts friendly and informative author interviews with each new issue of the Journal of Laboratory Automation. Learn more about the authors, their groundbreaking work and their personal insight on laboratory science and technology. More



Clearing out problem proteins
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MedicineTreatments for Alzheimer's disease have eluded researchers for decades. A major reason for this is because researchers have not pinned down a clear mechanism for the disease. Without knowing what causes Alzheimer's, researchers have not been successful in developing effective treatment regimens to combat it. More

Selling outcomes: Drugmakers scramble for marketable data on the real-world results of therapies
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In the halls of big drug companies like Pfizer and AstraZeneca walks a new breed of manager that didn't exist just two years ago. With puzzling titles like "vice president of real-world data," they are charged with gathering information on patient outcomes — on how well their products work once a patient leaves the doctor's office or the pharmacy. More

The cradle of the nanoparticle
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A new model facilitates predictions about how nanoparticles form and gives clues about how the process can be controlled. Nanoparticles are versatile harbingers of hope: They can serve as active medical agents or contrast media just as well as electronic storage media or reinforcement for structural materials. More

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First success in real time observation of process of solubilization of CNT by polymer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
NIMS researchers have succeeded for the first time in the world in real-time analysis of the "polymer wrapping" process by which polymers (polymers of molecules) wrap around single-walled carbon nanotubes, which are a next-generation material. Carbon nanotubes are a promising new material, which are expected to find diverse applications in the fields of soft electronics suing organic materials, chemical sensors, fuel cells, etc. and the environment-friendly green life sciences. More

Thomson Reuters releases EndNoteSync
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You can now access and manage your EndNote library from anywhere using your iPad. With this new tool and EndNote X6, you can easily sync your EndNote library with your iPad and EndNote Web account, and have the ability to collect, collaborate and create from anywhere. Buy at the iTunes store. More


Discovery of a chemical probe for the L3MBTL3 methyllysine reader domain
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We describe the discovery of UNC1215, a potent and selective chemical probe for the methyllysine (Kme) reading function of L3MBTL3, a member of the malignant brain tumor (MBT) family of chromatin-interacting transcriptional repressors. UNC1215 binds L3MBTL3 with a Kd of 120 nM, competitively displacing mono- or dimethyllysine-containing peptides. More

Ancient fossilized sea creatures yield oldest biomolecules isolated directly from a fossil
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Though scientists have long believed that complex organic molecules couldn't survive fossilization, some 350-million-year-old remains of aquatic sea creatures uncovered in Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa have challenged that assumption. The spindly animals with feathery arms — called crinoids, but better known by the plant-like name "sea lily" — appear to have been buried alive in storms during the Carboniferous Period. More


New blood test finds elusive fetal gene problem
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A new non-invasive blood test for pregnant women could make it easier to catch abnormalities before their child is born. Human cells should have two copies of each chromosome, but sometimes the division is uneven. Existing tests count the fragments of placental DNA in the mother's blood. If the fragments from one chromosome are unusually abundant, it might be because the fetus has an extra copy of that chromosome. More

Controlling crystal polymorphism in organic-free synthesis of Na-zeolites
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Controlling polymorphism is critical in areas such as pharmaceuticals, biomineralization and catalysis. Notably, the formation of unwanted polymorphs is a ubiquitous problem in zeolite synthesis. In this study, we propose a new platform for controlling polymorphism in organic-free Na-zeolite synthesis that enables crystal composition and properties to be tailored without sacrificing crystal phase purity. More

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