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Mirkin honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry
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The largest European organization for advancing chemical sciences named Chad A. Mirkin its 2013 Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year for his invention of spherical nucleic acids, which “form the basis for more than 300 products commercialized by licensees of the technology.” Mirkin, Northwestern University professor, International Institute for Nanotechnology director and JALA scientific advisor, is keynote speaker at 2013 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition, June 5-7, Shanghai. He was featured in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine earlier this year. More

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JALA June issue now at JALA Online for members and subscribers
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"Automated Operation of Immiscible Filtration Assisted by Surface Tension (IFAST) Arrays for Streamlined Analyte Isolation," "The MainSTREAM Component Platform: A Holistic Approach to Microfluidic System Design" and "Using Evernote as an Electronic Lab Notebook in a Translational Science Laboratory" are among the original research articles in the June issue. SLAS Laboratory Automation Section members can view the issue online now. More

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The SLAS Mission in Action
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SLAS is proud to make free or low-cost access to JALA and JBS available to more than 6,000 publicly-funded non-profit institutions in over 100 countries and territories in the developing world. SLAS President Jeff Paslay, Ph.D., describes SLAS participation in the Research4Life program in his latest “From the SLAS President” column in SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. More

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SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Awards deadline is Aug. 5
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Fostering connections between those newest to laboratory science and technology with more experienced professionals is why the SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Awards provide airfare, shared hotel accommodations and registration for SLAS2014, Jan. 18-22, San Diego, Calif. "SLAS was my first international conference. It was wonderful. It was a dream come true!" says previous Tony B. Academic Travel Award winner Krishna Mohan Vattipalli in a recent SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine article on his promising young career. More


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ANSI/SLAS microplate standards available at SLAS.org
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SLAS reminds members that five ANSI/SLAS published standards — footprint dimensions, height dimensions, bottom outside flange dimensions, well positions and well bottom elevation — are available on the SLAS website under the Learning Center tab. SLAS is recognized by ANSI as an official standards developing organization. The most recent accreditation, SLAS Microplate Standard 6 for Well Bottom Elevation, was earned late in 2012. More

Topol continues to educate on the digital revolution in healthcare
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SLAS2014 keynote speaker Dr. Eric Topol appeared last week on "Marketplace Tech" radio and painted a changing picture of healthcare in the not-too-distant future. He said "phones and tablets are just the beginning" and the new role for physicians will be "hinged upon wisdom, experience and guidance for the partnership of doctors and patients." More

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Researchers ID Alzheimer's 'catalytic trigger'
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Scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified what they've dubbed a "catalytic trigger" for the onset of Alzheimer's disease — the moment at which key proteins become aberrant, causing a chain reaction that leads to neuronal death in the brain. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, professor Christopher Dobson and his colleagues describe the underlying nature of how such proteins go wrong, leading to the eventual buildup of amyloid fibrils. More

Top-down proteomics becomes reality
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In the mid-1990s, as the Human Genome Project was in full swing, scientists started thinking about the protein complement of the genome, and proteomics — the identification and characterization of all of an organism's proteins — was born. Early proteomics methods used enzymes to digest proteins into pieces that could be easily analyzed by mass spectrometry. Those methods are now mature and routinely detect peptides from thousands of proteins in a single run. More


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Association for Molecular Pathology call for abstracts closes May 31
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Abstracts of original studies related to molecular pathology and diagnostics are invited for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association for Molecular Pathology, Nov. 14-16, Phoenix, Ariz. Rules for abstract submission and general information about the meeting can be found on the AMP website. More

Stem-cell treatment restores sight to blind man
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An experimental stem-cell treatment has restored the sight of a man blinded by the degeneration of his retinal cells. The man, who is taking part in a trial examining the safety of using human embryonic stem cells to reverse two common causes of blindness, can now see well enough to be allowed to drive. More



Protein study suggests drug side effects are inevitable
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A new study of both computer-created and natural proteins suggests that the number of unique pockets — sites where small molecule pharmaceutical compounds can bind to proteins — is surprisingly small, meaning drug side effects may be impossible to avoid. The study also found that the fundamental biochemical processes needed for life could have been enabled by the simple physics of protein folding. More

Whole-brain functional imaging at cellular resolution using light-sheet microscopy
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Brain function relies on communication between large populations of neurons across multiple brain areas, a full understanding of which would require knowledge of the time-varying activity of all neurons in the central nervous system. More


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Anesthetic drug may treat depression
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A drug long-used as an anesthetic is showing increasing evidence that it also eases symptoms of depression, new research suggests. In a small study, the drug ketamine improved major depression better than an active placebo, an anesthetic that had similar effects. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. More

Engineered biomaterial could improve success of medical implants
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It's a familiar scenario — a patient receives a medical implant and days later, the body attacks the artificial valve or device, causing complications to an already compromised system. Expensive, state-of-the-art medical devices and surgeries often are thwarted by the body's natural response to attack something in the tissue that appears foreign. More

Synthetic generation of influenza vaccine viruses for rapid response to pandemics
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During the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, vaccines for the virus became available in large quantities only after human infections peaked. To accelerate vaccine availability for future pandemics, we developed a synthetic approach that very rapidly generated vaccine viruses from sequence data. More


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