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2015 North American Survey of Laboratory Purchasing Trends Now Available
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SLAS members can see how laboratories across North America are planning to invest in equipment, staffing and facilities in 2015 by reviewing this 182-page report, which also includes comparisons to previous years. Products included in the study:
  • 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
  • Laboratory automation


FREE to SLAS Members Next Week: How Circulating Tumor Cells Can Help Identify Targets for New Cancer Drugs Webinar
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On March 10 at 10:30 CST, Dr. Martin Fleisher shares 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. Such a "liquid biopsy," he says, can help clinicians in patient management and aid in understanding tumor growth biology throughout the course of the disease. 

Fleisher, director of the Biomarker Discovery Laboratory and attending clinical chemist in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is internationally recognized as an expert in the use of biomarkers for detecting and monitoring cancer. SLAS Webinars are free to dues-paid SLAS members. Not yet a member? Join today.

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Nobel Prize Winner Keynotes SLAS Asia Conference
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K. Barry Sharpless, 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner and W.M. Keck Professor of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, presents "Going Fishing for Better Medicines" at the April 9-10, SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai. He'll discuss his latest work on click chemistry, a target-templated in situ approach that allows the target itself to find its own best inhibitor through sampling multiple combinations of reactive building blocks.

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  • 'The Bee's Knees' Wins 2015 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest
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    Gary James Sarkis, Ph.D., scientific product support specialist with GE Healthcare in Piscataway, NJ, is the grand prize winner of a $500 Amazon gift card and SLAS2016 full conference registration. SLAS members and nonmembers voted at for their favorite of 10 finalists from Australia, China and the US.

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    SLAS ELN Reports: Bill Neil — Science & Technology's Fearless Inquisitor
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    Self examination and good detective skills brought SLAS member Bill Neil success. In his tireless trek for career and self-improvement, Neil found resources for everything from improved interoffice communications and laboratory technology conundrums, to health maintenance and balanced living. A 10-year veteran instructor for SLAS Short Courses, he loves it when his approachable attitude leads him to connect with his session participants.

    "When people aren't afraid to ask questions, great things happen," he says. Read more in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine feature article.

    Attention JALA & JBS Authors & Reviewers: Update Your Info & Opt-in Today
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    Be sure you receive important e-mail announcements by updating your personal profile information in the JALA and JBS SAGEtrack systems. Pay special attention to your "attributes" (areas of expertise) selections and be sure to "OPT-IN," so SLAS can keep you informed of special issues and other publication opportunities.
    • JALA SAGEtrack Users: Login, click on your name (top/right of homepage), select User ID & Password from the dropdown menu.
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    National Institutes of Health Expects Researchers Who Get Grants to Serve as Peer Reviewers
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    The National Institutes of Health says it "expects" researchers who receive grants from the agency to also serve on peer review panels for grant applications. Although NIH won't require anyone to serve, the agency's announcement "serves as a reminder that peer review is an essential part of the process," says Richard Nakamura, director of NIH's Center for Scientific Review. "We can make a citizenship argument." More

    A U.S. Cloning Pioneer's Startling New Partnerships
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    In a move that stunned the stem cell field, the first researcher to create cloned human cells — and to derive embryonic stem cells from them — has teamed with a man who once made a fraudulent claim to do the same. Under a confirmatory photo, a Korean newspaper reported an exploratory alliance between cloning pioneer Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, Woo Suk Hwang of the Korean animal cloning company HBion, and the Chinese stem cell banking company, Boyalife. More

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    Submicrometer Particles and Slip Flow in Liquid Chromatography
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    Smaller particles have progressively led to higher efficiency in liquid chromatography, particularly for proteins, due to smaller diffusion distances. Particle diameter has recently entered the submicrometer region, with the back-pressure requirements alleviated by slip flow. More

    New Study Brings Medicine Closer to Non-Addictive Painkillers    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Powerful opiate drugs are a mainstay in modern medicine, alleviating pain in both acute and chronic forms. These charms however, bear a curse. Users quickly develop tolerance to their effects, requiring ever-increasing doses of the drug. Further, such opioid compounds lead to drug dependence, owing to their notoriously addictive qualities. More


    First Detailed Microscopy Evidence of Bacteria at the Lower Size Limit of Life
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    Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get. The existence of ultra-small bacteria has been debated for two decades, but there hasn't been a comprehensive electron microscopy and DNA-based description of the microbes until now. The cells have an average volume of 0.009 cubic microns (one micron is one millionth of a meter). More

    Future-Predicting Neurons Discovered in the Brain
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    We meet in a pub, we have a few drinks, some dinner and then you lean in for a kiss. You predict, based on our previous interactions, that the kiss will be reciprocated — rather than landing you with a slap in the face. All our social interactions require us to anticipate another person's undecided intentions and actions. Now, researchers have discovered specific brain cells that allow monkeys to do this. It is likely that the cells do the same job in humans. More

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    Pancreatic Cancer Has Four Genomically Distinct Subtypes
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    Genomics meets gene tectonics in a pancreatic cancer study that describes large-scale genomic rearrangements, disruptions that can be likened to geological events. In pancreatic cancer, large slabs of DNA can slide from one genomic region to another, changing the genomic landscape. While DNA fault lines and ridges have been exposed by whole exome analysis, the broader picture is emerging only now, with the application of whole genome analysis. More

    'Nightmare Bacteria' Require Old and New Weapons
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    "Superbug" bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics have the potential to create a nightmare scenario for modern medicine, but experts are hopeful that doctors will be able to slow the spread of these scary infections, by both traditional means and new innovations. Recently, a Los Angeles hospital announced that more than 100 patients treated there had potentially been exposed to CRE, or carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, bacteria that are resistant to many antibiotics. More


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