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SLAS member profile: Scientist mom does it all
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Read a book. Run a marathon. Raise a family. Do research. It's impossible to do all these things at the same time. Or is it? Ioana Popa-Burke, Ph.D., makes it look easy.

She bolsters her resolve to do it all with the support of her spouse, family-friendly hours at work, a keen eye for opportunity and an outgoing personality. Meet Popa-Burke in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.
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Students: A final task before the semester ends
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Before flipping into summer mode, submit your application for an SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Award — the program that provides full financial support so those newest to laboratory science and technology can join today's leaders at our next annual conference, SLAS2014, Jan. 18-22, San Diego. Paper or poster abstracts are due by Aug. 5; if accepted, SLAS provides airfare, shared hotel accommodations and registration for SLAS2014. More

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SLAS Special Interest Groups offer year-round connections
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The ability to share ideas and ask questions is one reason individuals join a professional society. When that society further supports more focused connections with colleagues through Special Interest Groups, the benefits increase exponentially. Engage now through LinkedIn and plan to attend SIG meetings at SLAS2014. More

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The Wireless Revolution Hits Medicine
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Earlier this year, SLAS2014 keynote speaker Dr. Eric Topol was featured in a Wall Street Journal article discussing how innovation in health care digital technology is impacting the often-conservative field of medicine.

"The digital world has been in a separate orbit from our medical cocoon, and it's time the boundaries be taken down," he says.
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SLAS Facebook surpasses 500 'likes'
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More than 500 laboratory science and technology professionals regularly visit the SLAS Facebook page for society news, science fun and photos of both! Like this page and join the conversation! More


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Suppressing protein may stem Alzheimer's
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Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered a potential strategy for developing treatments to stem the disease process in Alzheimer's disease. It's based on unclogging removal of toxic debris that accumulates in patients' brains, by blocking activity of a little-known regulator protein called CD33. More

Why the anatomy lab remains a fixture of medicine
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For hundreds of years, physicians have been dissecting the dead to learn about the inner workings of the human body. While the subject matter itself hasn't changed much, the study of anatomy has been steadily advancing — both in terms of the tools available to clinicians and the ways in which educators and students approach the material. Yet amidst these changes, there's no replacement for the hands-on experience of the anatomy lab, physicians say. More

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Mouse brains mapped in greatest detail yet
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Hopes for a cure for many brain diseases may rest on the humble mouse, now that scientists can map the rodents' brains more thoroughly than ever before. Researchers at The University of Queensland's Centre for Advanced Imaging and Curtin University have created the most detailed atlas of the mouse brain, a development that is helping in the fight against brain disease. More

10 breakthrough technologies of 2013
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Think of the most frustrating, intractable or simply annoying problems you can imagine. Now think about what technology is doing to fix them. That's what we did in coming up with our annual list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies. We're looking for technologies that we believe will expand the scope of human possibilities. More


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Low levels of RNA linked to schizophrenia
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Australian scientists have described how some neurons in the brain switch off certain genes as part of normal brain function, a process that appeared disturbed in people with schizophrenia. While most people were familiar with the role DNA played instructing the body's cells to produce proteins, a far greater amount of genetic material, called non-coding RNA, was involved in regulating the expression of the genome in response to external cues, such as when neurons fire in the brain. More

Revolutionizing and personalizing global health
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"Every generation needs a new revolution." Thomas Jefferson's words are poignant and timely, as we sit on the cusp of an urgently needed revolution to transform health on a personalized and global scale. While we are buoyed by some extraordinary scientific and medical breakthroughs in recent years, we are mindful that most common diseases still cannot be effectively treated by existing therapies. More



Researchers design nanometer-scale material that can speed up, squeeze light
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In a process one researcher compares to squeezing an elephant through a pinhole, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have designed a way to engineer atoms capable of funneling light through ultra-small channels. Their research is the latest in a series of recent findings related to how light and matter interact at the atomic scale. More

Texas explosion facts emerge
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Facts have slowly emerged over the past week about the devastating accident at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas. As federal and state investigators examined the scene, the exact cause remained unclear, as did the role proper regulatory oversight might have played in avoiding the tragedy. At least 15 people, mostly firefighters, lost their lives, and 200 residents were injured in a fire and massive explosion that completely destroyed the facility April 17. More


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Bioengineering team creates self-forming tetrahedron protein
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A combined team of researchers from the U.S. and Slovenia has succeeded in creating "origami" type proteins that assemble themselves into three dimensional shapes. As a proof of concept, the team created, as they describe in their paper published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, a protein with coils that self-formed a true three dimensional tetrahedron. More

Gene therapy to repair failing hearts starts trial
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More than 200 people with heart failure are to receive a pioneering form of gene therapy to try to get their hearts beating properly again. "This is the first ever gene therapy trial to target heart failure," says lead investigator Alexander Lyon of Imperial College London. Heart failure results after damage to the heart muscle causes it to deteriorate, which in turn progressively weakens cells that govern heartbeat. More


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