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Free March 20 SLAS webinar: R&D Partnership in Asia and Emerging Markets
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Ajay Gautam, executive director and head of emerging markets at AstraZeneca, is the March 20 webinar presenter. He says over the last 10-15 years countries like China, India, Korea, Brazil and Russia have been building ecosystems at their colleges, bringing capital from government and from the venture side, and that key scientists and attorneys are coming back to these countries to help kick start R&D. "You are seeing more and more research coming out of academia, out of biotech and out of the labs in these countries, more publications, more start-up companies. It becomes clear to everyone that we have to start building networks of collaborations in these countries if we are truly to capture the innovations going on globally," Gautam says. Learn how during the webinar, which is free to all registering participants. SLAS non-members should register through this special link. More


SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine member profile: Al Kolb
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When he stands on an historic battlefield, this ex-Marine contemplates what the troops endured. As he tours an 800-year-old university, the scientist in him marvels at the discoveries of the past. These examples represent the worst and best in mankind's achievements; both changed the course of history and taught Al Kolb, Ph.D., that progress in any effort requires teamwork, perseverance and leaders who grasp a broad perspective. Read the new SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine member profile. More

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The Chemistry of Snowflakes: LabAutopedia Video of the Month
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The new video on the SLAS scientific wiki explains how individual flakes are formed. "The many ways that H20 can bond on the crystal's surface means that snowflakes can have a mind-boggling array of shapes. But they have one thing in common — they are all easy on the eyes!" More

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JALA and JBS special issues now available at-a-glance
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The Editor’s Choice Collections at JALA Online and JBS Online now include quick links to the growing catalog of JALA and JBS special issues. From compound management and programming languages to stem cells and robotics, special issues present diverse explorations of priorities in specialized areas of interest. More

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Discovery may explain how prion diseases spread between different types of animals    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have made a discovery that may explain how prion diseases, like chronic wasting disease and mad cow disease, adapt in order to spread between various types of animals. The research team, led by neurologist Valerie Sim, discovered that a miniscule change in the prions' makeup appears to give the disease the ability to adapt — to mimic and recreate new strains with which it comes into contact. More


Protein — Now you see it, now you don't
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The ability to rapidly and reversibly control protein levels in a cell can be important to determine gene function and to assist with target validation. Methods, such as RNA interference, can be slow to deplete protein levels, particularly for long-lived proteins, such as CENP-A. The authors describe a method that takes advantage of a plant degradation system. More

Chemical and gas suppliers battle over LNG exports
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The U.S. is in the midst of an energy transformation. Technologies that free fossil-fuel reserves, once trapped in shale, have radically shrunk natural gas imports. By 2020, the nation is expected to produce more gas than it needs. As the country approaches this milestone, it faces a question long asked in other countries with abundant energy resources: How much should we use at home and how much should we sell abroad? More

New head of China's NSF speaks out
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In 1984, as a graduate student at Brown University, Yang Wei took a course in materials science taught by a new assistant professor. Even though the professor, Subra Suresh, was two years younger than the student, he has since become a kind of a role model for Yang, who last month took the helm of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. More

Advanced engineering delivers more exact weapons performance
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In times of war, military personnel rely on an arsenal of tools, gear and weaponry. This armament is necessary for protecting troops in combat as well as for mounting an offensive against the opposition. In the 21st century, confrontations are increasingly more likely to occur in urban areas rather than battlefields. More

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Free guide to proper weighing with laboratory balances
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Weighing is one of the most common tasks in the laboratory. Advanced micro, semi-micro, analytical and precision balances have now been perfected to such a degree that, in general, no special weighing rooms are needed. METTLER TOLEDO offers a 35-page guide as well as a "tips and tricks" poster, both free. More

How to thrive in battery acid and among toxic metals
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In the movie "Alien," the title character is an extraterrestrial creature that can survive brutal heat and resist the effects of toxins. In real life, organisms with similar traits exist, such as the "extremophile" red alga Galdieria sulphuraria. In hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, Galdieria uses energy from the sun to produce sugars through photosynthesis. More


Drugmakers, Interpol ramp up counterfeit fight
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More than two dozen of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have agreed to provide funding and other support to Interpol's battle against counterfeit prescription drugs, the international police agency said. Interpol's newly created Pharmaceutical Crime Program aims to help health agencies, police and customs bureaus in countries around the globe stem the supply of bogus brand-name and generic medicines. More

The brain activity map
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A proposed effort to map brain activity on a large scale, expected to be announced by the White House later this month, could help neuroscientists understand the origins of cognition, perception and other phenomena. These brain activities haven't been well understood to date, in part because they arise from the interaction of large sets of neurons whose coordinated efforts scientists cannot currently track. More

New Biohit Picus Electronic Pipette

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