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JALA Online introduces Editor's Choice Collections
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Hand-picked by Editor-in-Chief Dean Ho, Ph.D., these five collections express the breadth and depth of JALA's editorial scope, reach and impact. Collections include Diagnostics and Detection; Emerging Technologies in Medicine; Laboratory Automation and Robotics; Microfluidics; and Nanomedicine. More


Laboratory Products Purchasing Trends Take a Step Back for 2012
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"Based on the results of our survey, 2012 is the year for sitting tight," expresses Clark Mulligan, C.A.E., Laboratory Products Association (LPA) president. SLAS members can use the detailed information in the 304-page January 2012 North American Survey of Laboratory Purchasing Trends report to better understand the road ahead. More

2012 SLAS Asia Conference poster submissions due June 4
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Abstracts on innovative techniques and technologies for possible poster presentation at the 2012 SLAS Asia Conference, June 19-21, 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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SLAS2013 keynote speaker says research restores hope
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VideoBriefCharles Sabine, Emmy-award-winning television journalist, believes groundbreaking advances in research studying the personalized genome make this a pivotal moment in medical history. Sharing his family's story with Huntington's disease, he discusses how the future looks brighter than ever before in this Big Ideas video. More

ELRIG Drug Discovery 2012 registration open
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Delegate registration is free for the European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group Drug Discovery 2012, Sept. 5-6, Manchester Central, U.K. Held in collaboration with SLAS, scientists engaged in early-phase drug discovery in academia, biotech or industry are invited to attend. SLAS hosts a lunchtime session, "Informatics: Making Knowledge from Laboratory Data." More

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Community Events Calendar — NEW on!
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SLAS makes it easy for you to keep up-do-date with events of interest to the laboratory science and technology community. Event name, date, location, nonprofit organization organizer and website link for additional information are listed in one easy place on More


Polymer protects proteins
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Protein-based drugs can quickly lose activity during transport and storage. To prolong the proteins' activity, drug firms add stabilizers, including polyethylene glycol and trehalose, a disaccharide that some organisms use to protect themselves from dehydration. Now Heather D. Maynard and her research team at UCLA have combined the two molecules to create trehalose glycopolymers that protect proteins from heat and freeze-drying better than trehalose or PEG. More


Obama Administration unveils 'Bioeconomy Blueprint,' announces new R&D investments
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The White House recently released a national Bioeconomy Blueprint, a comprehensive approach to harnessing innovations in biological research to address national challenges in health, food, energy and the environment. In coordination with the Blueprint's release, Federal officials also announced a number of new commitments to help the Nation achieve the Blueprint's goals. More

Epigenetic changes linked with aging
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Some of the genetic changes associated with aging may be the result of epigenetics — which suggests they could be reversed. Molecules can attach to DNA, enhancing or preventing gene activation without changing the underlying genetic code. Such epigenetic changes are already suspected as factors in psychiatric disorders, diabetes and cancer. They may also play a role in aging. More

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Investigate major signaling pathways
Cisbio provides a panel of cellular kinase assays dedicated to the measurement of site-specific phosphorylation, in an endogenous cellular environment. These homogeneous assays represent a reliable, robust and rapid alternative to classical technologies like Western Blot, ELISA or bead-based assays.
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Clathrin-mediated endocytosis is inhibited during mitosis
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A long-standing paradigm in cell biology is the shutdown of endocytosis during mitosis. There is consensus that transferrin uptake is inhibited after entry into prophase and that it resumes in telophase. A recent study proposed that endocytosis is continuous throughout the cell cycle and that the observed inhibition of transferrin uptake is due to a decrease in available transferrin receptor at the cell surface, and not to a shutdown of endocytosis. More

Organic nanocrystals of resorcinarene hexamer via sonochemistry: Evidence of reversed crystal growth involving hollow morphologies
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Nano- and micrometer-scale crystals of a self-assembled hexamer have been synthesized via sonochemistry. The application of ultrasonic irradiation afforded hollow rhombic-dodecahedral crystals of the C-methylcalix[4]resorcinarene hexamer. The formation of the hollow crystals is attributed to a reversed crystal growth mechanism heretofore described only in the synthesis of inorganic-based materials. More

Analytical challenges of microbial biofilms on medical devices
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Microbial colonization of medical devices is a widespread problem that tests the limits of conventional analytical methods. Successful analytical endeavors require collaboration between clinicians, microbiologists, biomedical engineers and analytical chemists. More

2 myeloma experts debate role of stem cell transplantation in treatment of multiple myeloma
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In a recently published article, two myeloma experts discussed the role of autologous stem cell transplantation as an initial line of therapy in myeloma patients. The debate centered on the limited evidence supporting stem cell transplants in the context of newer, alternative treatment options. An autologous stem cell transplant is a procedure in which stem cells are collected from a patient prior to high-dose chemotherapy and later re-infused into the body to replace the cells destroyed by chemotherapy. More

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Invention could help pharmaceutical industry save money
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Two Michigan State University researchers have invented a protein purifier that could help pharmaceutical companies save time and money. The details of the invention, which appear in a recent issue of the journal Langmuir, demonstrate that MSU chemists Merlin Bruening and Greg Baker's high-performance membranes are highly suitable for protein purification, a crucial step in the development of some new drugs. More

LRIG Mid-Atlantic Chapter Vendor Exhibit set for May 15
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The Eighteenth Annual Technology Exhibition of the Laboratory Robotics Interest Group's Mid-Atlantic Chapter is set for Tuesday, May 15, at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, N.J. More than 80 booths, oral presentations, posters and networking await the expected 700 attendees of the 3 to 9 p.m. program. More


Weird! Quantum entanglement can reach into the past
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Spooky quantum entanglement just got spookier. Entanglement is a weird state where two particles remain intimately connected, even when separated over vast distances, like two die that must always show the same numbers when rolled. For the first time, scientists have entangled particles after they've been measured and may no longer even exist. More

Electron politics: Physicists probe organization at quantum level
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A new study finds that "quantum critical points" in exotic electronic materials can act much like polarizing "hot button issues" in an election. Reporting in Nature, researchers from Rice University, two Max Planck Institutes in Dresden, Germany, and UCLA find that on either side of a quantum critical point, electrons fall into line and behave as traditionally expected, but at the critical point itself, traditional physical laws break down. More

First treatment for prion-based brain diseases involves glowing polymers
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Good news in the battle for the brain: Researchers in Sweden and Switzerland have found that toxic prions — diseased variants of naturally occurring neural proteins — can be both detected and treated with a novel kind of self-illuminating polymer. In tests, the researchers have shown that their molecules can render prions harmless, paving the way for treatments for degenerative and potentially fatal nervous system diseases, including Alzheimer's. More

Artel highlights new uses of the MVS to improve assay performance
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Artel introduced two new applications — one that ensures complete mixing of solutions in microtiter plates and another that provides a method to measure the effectiveness of plate washing steps — that use the Artel MVS® Multichannel Verification System to verify key steps in the assay workflow that are critical to gaining reliable results. More

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