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SLAS ELN Reports: Brian Buckley — Career Catalyst for Next Gen Scientists
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SLAS member Brian Buckley likes a hands-on challenge no matter where he's working — in his woodshop building a bookcase, in the lab trouble-shooting an assay or with a committee constructing career development programs for newcomers to life sciences discovery and technology.

As chair of the SLAS Student and Early Career Professionals Advisory Committee, he is a leader in shaping these valuable programs for the SLAS International Conference and Exhibition. Learn more about Buckley in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.

SLAS Journal Special Issues Calls: June 1 Deadline for Two
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SLAS invites submission of manuscript proposals (abstracts) for four upcoming SLAS journal special issues. "Special issues are among the most widely read and highly cited of all papers published in SLAS journals," SLAS President Richard Eglen said in a recent column in the SLAS e-zine. More

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SLAS2017 Keynote Presenter: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
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Lippincott-Schwartz states her philosophy on her laboratory website: "As cell biologists, it's important to constantly remind ourselves of the purpose of cell organization and function and to show respect for evolution's ingenuity and subtlety. When faced with unsolved problems, I find it particularly useful to fall back on three basic lessons to help sort through the welter of data and conflicting theories: that cellular functions are historically selected for the purpose of cell reproduction, survival and/or adaptation; that these functions derive from many proteins acting together as functional units and cannot be understood merely by analyzing the details of individual proteins; and that progress and productivity in cell biology relies on overlapping and reinforcing data from many perspectives and not a single isolated line of inquiry."

Plan your calendar to hear her SLAS2017 presentation on Feb. 6, 2017 in Washington, DC.


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SLAS at InnovFest unBound 2016 in Singapore
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InnovFest unBound 2016 showcased Asia's most innovative developments in media and technology to help start-ups, researchers, investors, corporations and government agencies connect. SLAS Past President Dean Ho, co-founder and chairman of KYAN Therapeutics and professor and co-director of the UCLA Bioengineering and The Weintraub Center, was part of a panel titled "Personalized Medicine: Innovation, Incubation and Implementation (PM3)." The panel featured local and international experts who have taken nascent technologies out of research laboratories and made them into successful products and provided a unique forum for biomedical and life sciences technology researchers and entrepreneurs to better navigate the start-up ecosystem and translate their work into the clinic to improve health care.

InnovFest unBound was held May 17-18 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and hosted by the National University of Singapore Enterprise community and unBound Media.

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Discovery of Rules for CRISPR Advances Metabolic Engineering
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Discovery of rules that govern a variation of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing method makes it possible to use living cells to manufacture valuable metabolic compounds like pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed new tools for controlling the signaling pathways in cells to manufacture compounds, dialing down production of unwanted compounds, and increasing production of valuable compounds. More

Chemists Report Molecules in Ionic Liquids Arrange Themselves, But It Takes Time
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When you touch your phone's screen, you might not realize that you've set off a molecular chain reaction. Your fingertip sends a jolt of electricity (albeit tiny) that disturbs rows of molecules meticulously assembled at the screen's surface and dictates the action, whether it's opening a new window or typing the next word on your text message. More

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White House Unveils $121 Million National Microbiome Initiative
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The federal government said it plans to spend $121 million this federal fiscal year and next toward advancing the integrated study of microbiomes across different ecosystems. The spending is part of a public–private National Microbiome Initiative announced by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, with federal agencies and private-sector stakeholders. More

Simultaneous Preconcentration and Desalting of Organic Solutes in Aqueous Solutions by Bubble Bursting
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Significant efforts are being made to develop more practical and versatile approaches for the preconcentration and purification of complex chemical samples. Inspired by the naturally occurring enrichment of organic compounds in sea aerosols, in this study we demonstrate the potential of induced bubble bursting as an approach for the preconcentration of organic solutes in various aqueous solutions. More

Chemists Offer More Evidence of RNA As the Origin of Life    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A team of chemists at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich has shown how the purines adenine and guanine can be synthesized easily and in reasonable yields, offering more evidence that RNA could have served as the origin of life on Earth. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes the process they took in looking for evidence that RNA could have been the first self-replicating molecule that eventually led to all life on our planet and what they found. More

Prussian Blue Nanoparticles as Multienzyme Mimetics and Reactive Oxygen Species Scavengers
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The generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is an important mechanism of nanomaterial toxicity. We found that Prussian blue nanoparticles (PBNPs) can effectively scavenge ROS via multienzyme-like activity including peroxidase (POD), catalase (CAT), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity. More

Scientists ID Genes Associated with Educational Attainment
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An international group of 253 scientists has conducted one of the largest genetic studies to date and identified 74 genetic variants that are associated with the years of formal education that an individual completes. "This study builds on our earlier work in which we had studied 100,000 individuals and found three genetic variants linked to educational attainment," said Daniel Benjamin, corresponding author and an associate professor of the Center for Economic and Social Research in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. More

Nanomotors Swiftly Silence Genes
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The promise of short interfering RNA (siRNA) is that it can be harnessed to turn off harmful genes in the cell. The difficulty is getting siRNA into the cell in the first place. In a new approach, nanoengineers have driven siRNA into the cell on acoustically-propelled nanomotors, silencing genes faster and more completely than with current methods. More


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