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$10,000 SLAS Innovation Award — Let the race begin!
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Submit your abstract by July 30 to be eligible to receive the prestigious SLAS Innovation Award for the most exceptional podium presentation at SLAS2013. The panel of judges follows an extensive review process before awarding the $10,000 cash prize to one innovative presenter who best contributes to the exploration of technologies in the laboratory, exceeds a benchmark or milestone in screening or the lead discovery process, or demonstrates an advanced and integrated use of mature technologies. More


A view from the top: SLAS member climbs Kilimanjaro
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BioTek Instruments Scientific Director Peter Banks realized a boyhood dream earlier this year when he traveled with friends to summit Kilimanjaro in Africa. Trek with him in this new SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood feature, and be sure to check out the beautiful photo gallery that accompanies the article. More

SLAS2013 keynoter on circulating tumor cells
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Get the flavor of Mehmet Toner's SLAS2013 presentation by watching "Warding off a Deadly Disease: Bioengineering and Clinical Applications of Circulating Tumor Cells," his address at the Turkish American Scientists & Scholars Association 2012 Conference, March 2012 at the University of Maryland. More

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New scientific manuscripts posted to JBS Online
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"Potential Repurposing of Known Drugs as Potent Bacterial β-Glucuronidase Inhibitors" and "Development of a Novel Ectonucleotidase Assay Suitable for High-Throughput Screening" are two manuscripts recently posted to JBS Online. Delve into this and many additional articles available to SLAS members ahead of print. More

SLAS makes donation to local shelter
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Striving to be a good community member, SLAS donated about 50 canvas bags left over from SLAS2012 to Hesed House, a grassroots coalition in Aurora, Ill., to shelter, feed and clothe homeless individuals and families. ARTEL sponsored the bags, which were provided to all registrants in San Diego. More

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SLAS merger success featured in association publication
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"It was a large undertaking to meld two meetings into one in less than 18 months, but when the new convention debuted this past February it exceeded all expectations." So states the May 2 edition of Association Meetings, a leading publication tracking the trends and issues affecting the management of association meetings, trade shows, conventions and seminars. More


Multiscale prediction of patient-specific platelet function under flow
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During thrombotic or hemostatic episodes, platelets bind collagen and release ADP and thromboxane A2, recruiting additional platelets to a growing deposit that distorts the flow field. Prediction of clotting function under hemodynamic conditions for an individual's platelet phenotype remains a challenge. More


How big data transformed the dairy industry
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While there are more than 8 million Holstein dairy cows in the United States, there is exactly one bull that has been scientifically calculated to be the very best in the land. He goes by the name of Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie. Already, Badger-Bluff Fanny Freddie has 346 daughters who are on the books and thousands more that will be added to his progeny count when they start producing milk. More

Research team gives drug dropouts a second chance
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A cross-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Maryland has designed a molecular container that can hold drug molecules and increase their solubility, in one case up to nearly 3,000 times. Their discovery opens the possibility of rehabilitating drug candidates that were insufficiently soluble. 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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Using magnetic bacteria to construct the biocomputer of the future
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As computer components grow smaller and smaller, it becomes more and more difficult to manufacture them by conventional means, meaning the nano-hard-drives of the future are going to come at a cost. So researchers from the University of Leeds in the U.K. and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology are enlisting the help of magnetic bacteria. More

Carbon nanotubes light up silicon
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To reach super-fast processing speeds, future computers may run calculations using light instead of electrons. But, currently, materials scientists haven't found the right materials to move, store and change light into useful wavelengths for computer applications. Now French researchers have demonstrated that a mix of silicon and carbon nanotubes might meet those needs. More

Differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells from local precursors during embryonic and adult arteriogenesis requires Notch signaling
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Vascular smooth muscle cells have been suggested to arise from various developmental sources during embryogenesis, depending on the vascular bed. However, evidence also points to a common subpopulation of vascular progenitor cells predisposed to VSMC fate in the embryo. More

Mollusk shell nacre ultrastructure correlates with environmental temperature and pressure
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Nacre, or mother-of-pearl, the tough, iridescent biomineral lining the inner side of some mollusk shells, has alternating biogenic aragonite (calcium carbonate, CaCO3) tablet layers and organic sheets. Nacre has been common in the shells of mollusks since the Ordovician (450 million years ago) and is abundant and well-preserved in the fossil record, e.g., in ammonites. More

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Signaling-mediated bacterial persister formation
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Here we show that bacterial communication through indole signaling induces persistence, a phenomenon in which a subset of an isogenic bacterial population tolerates antibiotic treatment. We monitor indole-induced persister formation using microfluidics and identify the role of oxidative-stress and phage-shock pathways in this phenomenon. More

New technique uses electrons to map nanoparticle atomic structures
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With dimensions measuring billionths of a meter, nanoparticles are way too small to see with the naked eye. Yet it is becoming possible for today's scientists not only to see them, but also to look inside at how the atoms are arranged in three dimensions using a technique called nanocrystallography. 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

Turning 'bad' fat into good: A new candidate pathway for treating visceral obesity
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Brown seems to be the color of choice when it comes to the types of fat cells in our bodies. Brown fat expends energy, while its counterpart, white fat stores it. The danger in white fat cells, along with the increased risk for diabetes and heart disease it poses, seems especially linked to visceral fat. More

Gene involved in sperm-to-egg binding is key to fertility in mammals
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Experts from Durham University have identified a new gene that could help the development of fertility treatments in humans in the future. Scientists from Durham University, U.K., and Osaka University, Japan, looking at fertility in mice, have discovered for the first time that the gene, which makes a protein called PDILT, enables sperm to bind to an egg, a process essential to fertilization. More

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