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View 2015 SLAS Innovation Award Winning Presentation at SLAS.org
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A short time remains for SLAS nonmembers to gain complimentary access to Novel Acoustic Loading of a Mass Spectrometer — Towards Next Generation High-Throughput MS Screening by Jonathan Wingfield of AstraZeneca.

This recording is one of 10 high-profile SLAS2015 presentations available on-demand at SLAS.org. Dues-paying SLAS members receive unlimited access to these webinars and the entire SLAS Webinar archive, including the recently completed Spring Webinar Series on circulating tumor cells, the HELM standard and how to improve success rates in drug discovery. Not yet a member? Join today.
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JALA June Issue Now at JALA Online for Members and Subscribers
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"An On-Chip Small Intestine–Liver Model for Pharmacokinetic Studies," "96-Well Format-Based Microfluidic Platform for Parallel Interconnection of Multiple Multicellular Spheroids" and "Digital Microfluidics for Automated Hanging Drop Cell Spheroid Culture" are original research articles included in part two of the JALA Special Issue on Microengineered Cell- and Tissue-Based Assays for Drug Screening and Toxicology Applications.

Part one was published in April. SLAS Laboratory Automation Section members and JALA subscribers now can view both issues at JALA Online.
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Global Gains: SLAS Makes Progress in Asia and Europe
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"Whether you live and work in Asia, Europe or the Americas, SLAS is your society. Jump in with both feet and Come Transform Research!" says SLAS President Dean Ho in his latest From the SLAS President column in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.

He recaps activity happening in all regions, like the recent two-day conference in Asia featuring Nobel Prize Laureate K. Barry Sharpless, robust events throughout Europe, enhancement of on-demand educational webinars and SLAS resources in the scientific journals, e-zine, LabAutopedia, Career Connections and social media.
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SLAS2016 Podium Abstracts Now Being Accepted
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Presenting at SLAS2016, Jan. 23-27 in San Diego, positions both you and your organization as leaders in your field. Benefit from review and constructive insights provided by highly qualified scientific professionals.

Expand your network of professional contacts to collaborate and dialogue on a year-round basis. Check the scientific program tracks, and consider this unique opportunity to present your research in front of your laboratory science and technology peers. Submissions are due Aug. 3.
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JBS Online: Phenotypic Approaches to Identify Inhibitors of B Cell Activation
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This open access scientific manuscript from a team at Janssen Research and Development in La Jolla, CA, describes an EPIC label-free phenotypic platform developed to explore B cell receptor (BCR) and CD40R-mediated B cell activation.

The phenotypic assay measured the association of RL non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma B cells expressing lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 (LFA-1) to intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1)-coated EPIC plates.
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Job Seekers and Employers Connect via SLAS Career Connections
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Visit this targeted employment exchange regularly to keep up to date with opportunities.

Job seekers can post resumes and browse job openings for free. Employers can find new talent by reviewing posted resumes for free and attract new talent by posting job openings for a fee. Note: SLAS Corporate Members receive a 50% discount on job postings.
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Drug Perks Up Old Muscles and Aging Brains
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Whether you're brainy, brawny or both, you may someday benefit from a drug found to rejuvenate aging brain and muscle tissue. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered that a small-molecule drug simultaneously perks up old stem cells in the brains and muscles of mice, a finding that could lead to drug interventions for humans that would make aging tissues throughout the body act young again. More

Study May Explain Mysterious Cancer-Day Care Connection
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For years, scientists have noticed an interesting pattern of cancer among children. Those who went to day care early in life were less likely to later develop the most common childhood cancer: acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Now, a 7-year study appears to have unraveled the molecular mechanism driving ALL. The work may explain why early exposure to infections in places such as day cares seems to protect against the disease and why unrelated vaccines help guard against this cancer. More

Science-Based Response Lacking in Chemical Disasters
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Three new studies suggest that when communities are hit with disasters that contaminate drinking water, the official decision-making and response often lack scientific basis. The result has been an inability to fully anticipate public health risks and effectively rid plumbing systems of contaminants, sometimes exposing residents to toxic chemicals, said Andrew Whelton, an assistant professor in Purdue University's Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering and Lyles School of Civil Engineering. More

Multicomponent Nanomaterials with Complex Networked Architectures from Orthogonal Degradation and Binary Metal Backfilling in ABC Triblock Terpolymers
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Selective degradation of block copolymer templates and backfilling the open mesopores is an effective strategy for the synthesis of nanostructured hybrid and inorganic materials. Incorporation of more than one type of inorganic material in orthogonal ways enables the synthesis of multicomponent nanomaterials with complex yet well-controlled architectures; however, developments in this field have been limited by the availability of appropriate orthogonally degradable block copolymers for use as templates. More



Scientists Identify Molecular Mechanism that Leads to Maturation of Heart Cells
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A multi-university team of researchers has identified a molecular switch that seems to be essential for embryonic heart cells to grow into more mature, adult-like heart cells. The discovery should help scientists better understand how human hearts mature. The group believes its finding will be of particular interest to stem cell and regenerative medicine researchers as it may lead to laboratory methods to create heart cells that function more like those found in adult hearts. More

New Shortcut to Solar Cells
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Rice University scientists have found a way to simplify the manufacture of solar cells by using the top electrode as the catalyst that turns plain silicon into valuable black silicon. The Rice lab of chemist Andrew Barron disclosed the research in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. More

Trends in High-Content Screening
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Dr. Donald Sakaguchi, professor of genetics, development and cell biology at Iowa State University, talks to contributing editor Dr. Tanuja Koppal about the time and cost savings generated in his lab due to a recent investment in a high-content screening system. While his research group can now set up more experiments to look at different cell types and conditions, they also spend more time carefully designing the experiments and optimizing the conditions and later analyzing the vast amounts of data generated from each experiment. More

2014 Profits Are Strong For Japan's Chemical Firms
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Profitability continued to improve for major Japanese chemical producers in the fiscal year that ended March 31. The depreciation of the yen, lower oil prices, and a strengthening U.S. economy buoyed companies that a year ago also reported a sharp improvement in profits. Sumitomo Chemical posted a 41.1 percent improvement in net earnings, largely on the back of higher margins in its petrochemical, plastics, and crop protection businesses. More

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Executive Director of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health
Indiana University School of Medicine
US – IN – Indianapolis

Bioinformatics Scientist III
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
US – PA – Philadelphia

Application Scientist
Andrew Alliance
Switzerland – Geneva area

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