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SLAS2012 highlights video posted to YouTube
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Take a couple of minutes to enjoy a fast-paced review of the First Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition held last month in San Diego. Great science, great times!


2012 SLAS Asia Conference chair honored for contributions to lab science and technology
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Mike Zhang, BD Biosciences, Shanghai, China, received the Henry P. Becton Volunteer Impact Award for creating and nurturing scientific educational opportunities for China-based researchers, engineers and students involved in drug discovery and development. This award is given annually to deserving employees of BD Biosciences for visionary contributions to the international laboratory science and technology community. More

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Submit posters for 2012 SLAS Asia Conference before June 4
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Abstracts on innovative techniques and technologies for possible poster presentation at the 2012 SLAS Asia Conference, to be held June 19-21 in Shanghai, China, are due by June 4 (May 21 to be included in final program). The conference theme is "Advances in Drug and Life Sciences R&D Through Laboratory Technology." More

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ELN feature: JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest Uncovers Beauty of Meaningful Work
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Learn a bit more about the winning images from the 2012 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest and appreciate the stunning beauty that often results from scientific processes. Ling Zhang of Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, was the grand prize winner of an iPad2, and 10 honorable mentions also were awarded. The 2013 contest deadline is Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. More

SLAS2013 keynote speaker shares helpful stories
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Sir Harold Kroto's February 2012 address at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in India, "Carbon in Nano ... Outer Space," also includes interesting lessons learned from throughout his career. Kroto, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The Florida State University and he will speak at SLAS2013 on Jan. 12-16 in Orlando, Fla. More


Share 2 important SLAS2012 presentations
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Let your colleagues know about the SLAS2012 live streaming sessions that are available for free viewing at "Bridging the Valley of Death: How Can Academia and Pharma Best Work Together" and "Advances in High-Throughput Screening Technologies" remain available On-Demand for a limited time. More

New scientific manuscripts ready to read at JBS Online
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"Differentiation and Visualization of Diverse Cellular Phenotypic Responses in Primary High-Content Screening" is one of the manuscripts recently posted to JBS Online. Explore the wealth of scientific information available to SLAS members. More
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ISEH opens call for abstracts
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The Society for Hematology and Stem Cells is accepting abstracts through April 20 for podium presentation consideration for the ISEH 41st Annual Scientific Meeting to be held Aug. 23-26 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Those selected will also be published in a special supplement of Experimental Hematology. More

Sending out an SOS: How telomeres incriminate cells that can't divide
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The well-being of living cells requires specialized squads of proteins that maintain order. Degraders chew up worn-out proteins, recyclers wrap up damaged organelles and, most importantly, DNA repair crews restitch anything that resembles a broken chromosome. If repair is impossible, the crew foreman calls in executioners to annihilate a cell. As unsavory as this last bunch sounds, failure to summon them is one aspect of what makes a cancer cell a cancer cell. More

Get Connected to Laboratory Science at Pittcon 2012
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Biotechnology firms need assistance from manufacturing partners
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Small and start-up pharmaceutical companies must juggle a lot of balls as they move potential drugs toward the market. They are conducting animal and human trials of their compounds. They are meting out cash carefully while courting investors for more funds. And they are looking ahead to potential big pharma partners in the fortunate event that the trials are successful and their drugs show commercial potential. More

Total synthesis of (+)-scholarisine A
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An effective total synthesis and assignment of the absolute configuration of the architecturally challenging compound (+)-scholarisine A has been achieved via a 20-step sequence. Highlights include a reductive cyclization involving a nitrile and an epoxide, a modified Fischer indole protocol, a late-stage oxidative lactonization and an intramolecular cyclization leading to the indolenine ring system of (+)-scholarisine A. More


Combining microdilution with MicroResp: Microbial substrate utilization, antimicrobial susceptibility and respiration
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Pharmacological studies focus on susceptibility of pathogenic microbes against specific drugs or combinations of them, ecological studies on substrate utilization efficiency of variable microbial communities. The MicroResp system was especially developed to study soil microbial communities. It was slightly modified to facilitate exploring of microbial growth efficiency in a concentration-dependent fashion. More

Oxadiazoles in medicinal chemistry
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Oxadiazoles are five-membered heteroaromatic rings containing two carbons, two nitrogens and one oxygen atom, and they exist in different regioisomeric forms. Oxadiazoles are frequently occurring motifs in druglike molecules, and they are often used with the intention of being bioisosteric replacements for ester and amide functionalities. 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.

Computational modeling of cellular signaling processes embedded into dynamic spatial contexts
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Cellular signaling processes depend on spatiotemporal distributions of molecular components. Multicolor, high-resolution microscopy permits detailed assessment of such distributions, providing input for fine-grained computational models that explore mechanisms governing dynamic assembly of multimolecular complexes and their role in shaping cellular behavior. More

Recent poll results highlight how divisive gene patenting is
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A recent GEN poll about gene patenting rules related to providing second-opinion molecular tests indicate how divided people are on this topic. More voters sided with patient groups seeking broader access to genetic diagnostic tests over test makers eager to recoup development costs through patent protection. A near-majority of respondents (45.2 percent) called for doing away with gene patents. More


3-D imaging by mass spectrometry: A new frontier
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Imaging mass spectrometry can generate three-dimensional volumes showing molecular distributions in an entire organ or animal through registration and stacking of serial tissue sections. Here, we review the current state of 3-D imaging mass spectrometry as well as provide insights and perspectives on the process of generating 3-D mass spectral data along with a discussion of the process necessary to generate a 3-D image volume. More

Captured: The first-ever images of atoms moving inside a molecule
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Ohio State University researchers have captured the first-ever images of atoms moving within a molecule using a novel technique that turns one of the molecules own electrons into a kind of flash bulb. The technique has yielded a new way of imaging molecules, but could one day help scientists to intimately control chemical reactions at the atomic scale. More

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Researchers: Global 'knowledge divide' putting women at disadvantage
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Despite gains over the past decade, women globally lag behind men in Internet usage, the science and engineering workforce, and leadership positions, reflecting a troubling divide in the emerging knowledge economy, according to research presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting. More


Single gene may drive men's aggressive stress response
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When men get stressed, their bodies get more revved up than women's. Now, two Australian researchers have a theory as to why — and it all boils down to a single gene. The classic "fight-or-fight" response to stress is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system — the part of our nervous system that deals with automatic functions such as breathing. More

LSD as effective as standard treatment for alcoholism
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Looking to kick the bottle? Taking an acid trip could be one route to giving up alcohol. The idea that you can treat addictions with hallucinogens is undergoing a revival. That's according to researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. The pair looked at six studies that had investigated the use of LSD for treating alcoholism — all of which were carried out between 1966 and 1970, unsurprisingly. More

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Announcing Labcyte Consumables Website
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Research Fellowship
Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine
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