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SLAS2014 call for abstracts is open!
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Abstracts are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition, Jan. 18-22, San Diego, Calif. Podium abstracts are due Aug. 5; later deadlines are in place for poster abstracts. The SLAS2014 scientific program features seven educational tracks: Assay Development and Screening; Automation and High-Throughput Technologies; Drug Target Biology; Micro- and Nanotechnologies; Bioanalytical Techniques; Informatics; and Diagnostics & Biomarkers. More


2013 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition announces second keynote session
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Lieming Ding, Ph.D., founder and president of Zhejiang Beta Pharma in Hang-Zhou, China, will present "Icotinib, the First Target Therapeutic Drug for Cancer in China," on Friday morning, June 7. Chad Mirkin, Ph.D., Northwestern University, will present his keynote address, "Nano-flares for the Analysis of Circulating Cancer Cells," on Thursday morning, June 6. The 2013 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition, June 5-7 in Shanghai, also includes 25 scientific sessions and an exhibit of 40 multinational companies showcasing the latest laboratory technologies. There are three optional pre-conference short courses as well. More

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"Storytelling Aids Communication: Harness the Power of 'Once Upon a Time'" is the latest feature article posted to the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. Professor and career consultant Dan Eustace, Ph.D., shares tips and techniques for employing storytelling to create solid connections, find common ground and establish trust when networking, interviewing or making a presentation. More


JALA April issue now at JALA Online for members and subscribers
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"Development of Advanced Fermentor Control Applications for Use in an Industrial Automation Environment," "Silicon Nanosensor for Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Proteomic Markers," "Automated Drop-on-Demand System with Real-Time Gravimetric Control for Precise Dosage Formulation" and "Automated Rotation Rate Tracking of Pigmented Cells by a Customized Block-Matching Algorithm" are among the original research articles in the April issue. SLAS Laboratory Automation Section members can access the issue online now. More

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2013 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition session spotlight: Exploring Biological Systems Using Micro/Nano Technology
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Jianhua Qin, M.D., Ph.D., Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics and Shutao Wang, Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Sciences are the co-chairs for this session, which will address: "Biointerfacial Nanomaterials for Cell-based Cancer Diagnostics," "Single-cell Proteomic Chip for Biomedical Research and Clinical Diagnostics," "Integrated Microsystems for High-performance Genetic Analysis" and "Massively Parallel Single-molecule PCR in Microfluidic Agarose Droplets for Bioanalysis and Biotechnology." More

'R&D Partnership in Asia and Emerging Markets' webinar now available on demand
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This March 20 SLAS Webinar by Ajay Gautam is now available free to SLAS members and non-members at Gautam, executive director and head of emerging markets at AstraZeneca, stressed the need to find and nourish global innovation and then build meaningful collaborations. This brings together the best talent for effective and efficient research and results in the best medicine for patients. Gautam's webinar was the first in the Spring 2013 SLAS Webinar Series, Effectively Managing Collaborative Science. More

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Decoding biology of blood disorders leads to new therapies
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Two studies led by investigators at Weill Cornell Medical College shed light on the molecular biology of three blood disorders, leading to novel strategies to treat these diseases. The two new studies — one published online by Nature Medicine and the other in the online edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation — propose two new treatments for beta-thalassemia, a blood disorder which affects thousands of people globally every year. More

Biobetters may be a better bet
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Prospects for developers of biosimilars, near copies of off-patent biologic drugs, look outstanding on paper. By the end of the decade, patents will have expired on at least 20 blockbuster biologic drugs that together have annual sales of more than $50 billion. Europe has already approved several products, and countries on other continents are following suit. But so far, biosimilars are just a fraction of the $160 billion-per-year biologics market. More


Does studying science make you a better person?
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Want to be a better person? Spend more time thinking about science. That's the implication of newly published research, which finds people who study science — or who are even momentarily exposed to the idea of scientific research — are more likely to condemn unethical behavior and more inclined to help others. More

Details of gene pathways suggest fine-tuning drugs for child brain tumors
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Pediatric researchers, investigating the biology of brain tumors in children, are finding that crucial differences in how the same gene is mutated may call for different treatments. A new study offers glimpses into how scientists will be using the ongoing flood of gene-sequencing data to customize treatments based on very specific mutations in a child's tumor. More

Examine the application and benefits of combined aCGH +SNP arrays
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Oxford Gene Technology has produced a new, free-to-download application note, "Detecting copy number variants and runs of homozygosity on a single array — challenges and applications." In constitutional genetics research, analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms provides invaluable insight into a number of conditions. When analyzed in conjunction with copy number variation data from array comparative genomic hybridization arrays, this insight can aid in the identification of additional genetic variants to those yielded by the CNV data alone. More

Gene therapy cures leukemia in 8 days
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Within just eight days of starting a novel gene therapy, David Aponte's "incurable" leukemia had vanished. For four other patients, the same happened within eight weeks, although one later died from a blood clot unrelated to the treatment, and another after relapsing. The cured trio, who were all previously diagnosed with usually fatal relapses of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, have now been in remission for between five months and two years. More

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Are your doctor's hands clean? This wristband knows
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A startup called IntelligentM wants to make hospitals healthier by encouraging workers to clean their hands properly. Its solution is a bracelet that vibrates when the wearer has scrubbed sufficiently, giving employees a way to check their habits and letting employers know who is and isn't doing things right. More

Researchers raise alarm about loss of individual 'genomic liberty' due to gene patents
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Humans don't "own" their own genes, the cellular chemicals that define who they are and what diseases they might be at risk for. Through more than 40,000 patents on DNA molecules, companies have essentially claimed the entire human genome for profit, report two researchers who analyzed the patents on human DNA. Their study, published in the journal Genome Medicine, raises an alarm about the loss of individual "genomic liberty." More


Indirect dynamics in a highly exoergic substitution reaction
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The highly exoergic nucleophilic substitution reaction F- + CH3I shows reaction dynamics strikingly different from that of substitution reactions of larger halogen anions. Over a wide range of collision energies, a large fraction of indirect scattering via a long-lived hydrogen-bonded complex is found both in crossed-beam imaging experiments and in direct chemical dynamics simulations. More

Study: Fertility difficulties linked to kids' neurological problems
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Children whose parents had trouble becoming pregnant may be at increased risk for mild neurological problems, a new study suggests. The study involved 206 children born to couples who took a long time to conceive. Of these, 122 were conceived with the help of fertility treatment, and 87 were conceived naturally. More

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