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From the SLAS President: SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant — Sizzling in the Crosshairs of the SLAS Mission
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SLAS President Richard M. Eglen, Ph.D., shares his excitement about the recent announcement of Erik M. Werner, Ph.D. candidate from the University of California, Irvine, as the recipient of the first SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant.

"This is SLAS at its best! This program sizzles in the crosshairs of the SLAS mission to advance life sciences discovery and technology through education. It energizes ingenuity and accelerates opportunities in the here and now and for years to come. It engages scientific experts at many levels, and it generates a meaningful return on investment — new knowledge to benefit SLAS members everywhere!"

Read more in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.

June JBS Special Issue on Innovative Screening Methodologies to Identify New Compounds for the Treatment of Central Nervous System Disorders
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This special issue addresses the work of labs worldwide to meet the need for new treatments for debilitating disorders of the central nervous system (CNS), such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and mood and anxiety disorders.

"New treatments for CNS disorders are urgently needed, yet many companies have scaled back their work in this area citing high costs, lengthy development times and low success rates," according to the issue's editorial.

The June issue includes two SAGE Choice (open access) reports: "Characterization of Differentiated SH-SY5Y as Neuronal Screening Model Reveals Increased Oxidative Vulnerability" from a team at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine; and "Characterization of Early Cortical Neural Network Development in Multiwell Microelectrode Array Plates" resulting from a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Why Present at SLAS2017? Your Peers Explain ...
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Seasoned SLAS presenters John Doench of the Broad Institute and Benjamin Haley of Genentech say: "SLAS attendees, by and large, are focused on applying novel technologies and methodology to answer both basic and clinically relevant questions. One never knows what questions or suggestions may come up during a presentation, which could significantly alter the original intent or plan of the presenter. More so, presentations could stimulate collaborations between the presenter and parties interested in the described research."

Doench and Haley are chair and co-chair of the SLAS2017 Cellular Technologies track. See more reasons to submit an abstract for SLAS2017 on the SLAS2017 website.


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SLAS2017 Keynote Presenter: Rachel Swaby
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Freelance journalist Swaby released Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science — and the World in April 2015. Says fellow science author William Souder (On a Farther Shore and Under a Wild Sky), "Rachel Swaby's fine, smart look at women in science is a much-needed corrective to the record — a deftly balanced field guide to the overlooked (Hilde Mangold), the marginalized (Rosalind Franklin), the unexpected (Hedy Lamarr), the pioneering (Ada Lovelace) and the still-controversial (Rachel Carson). Swaby reminds us that science, like the rest of life, is a team sport played by both genders."

Swaby expects to release her second book, Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World, this fall. Geared toward ages 10 and up, Trailblazers is a similar analysis of some of the world's most influential women in science. Her SLAS2017 presentation is Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 in Washington, DC.


Have You Visited the Neighborhood Lately?
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If you haven't been to the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine lately, here's what you've been missing:
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Shedding Light on the 'Dark Matter' of the Genome
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What used to be dismissed by many as "junk DNA" is back with a vengeance as growing data points to the importance of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) — genome's messages that do not code for proteins — in development and disease. But our progress in understanding these molecules has been slow because of the lack of technologies that allow the systematic mapping of their functions. More

Researchers Untangle Disease-Related Protein Misfolding    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Though research on protein folding has progressed over the past few decades toward better understanding of human metabolism and the diseases associated with misfolding, important discoveries are still being made by teams who can bring special techniques and tools to bear on these complex cellular processes. A research group with expertise in protein folding reports how a key protein in the blood coagulation pathway folds to a higher-energy or "cocked" state, so it can function as a sort of "molecular mousetrap" and generate the work required to perform physiologically important functions. More

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Fabrication of Isolated Metal-Organic Polyhedra in Confined Cavities: Adsorbents/Catalysts with Unusual Dispersity and Activity
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Metal–organic polyhedra (MOPs) have attracted great attention due to their intriguing structure. However, the applications of MOPs are severely hindered by two shortcomings, namely low dispersity and poor stability. Here we report the introduction of four MOPs (constructed from dicopper and carboxylates) to cavity-structured mesoporous silica SBA-16 via a double-solvent strategy to overcome both shortcomings simultaneously. More

Chemists Settle Longstanding Debate on How Methane Is Made Biologically
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Like the poet, microbes that make methane are taking chemists on a road less traveled: Of two competing ideas for how microbes make the main component of natural gas, the winning chemical reaction involves a molecule less favored by previous research, something called a methyl radical. Reported in the journal Science, the work is important for understanding not only how methane is made, but also how to make things from it. More

The Shrinking Mitochondrion
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Billions of years ago, one cell — the ancestral cell of modern eukaryotes — engulfed another, a microbe that gave rise to today's mitochondria. Over evolutionary history, the relationship between our cells and these squatters has become a close one; mitochondria provide us with energy and enjoy protection from the outside environment in return. As a result of this interdependence, our mitochondria, which once possessed their own complete genome, have lost most of their genes. More

New U.S. Overtime Rules Will Bump Up Postdoc Pay, But Could Hurt Research Budgets
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Shock waves are rippling through the U.S. research community in reaction to a new labor law that will require that postdoctoral researchers be paid at least $47,476 — thousands of dollars more than many earn now. Although welcomed by many, the change could have major impacts on budgets of labs and universities, which have only until Dec. 1 to comply. And some fear it will lead to loss of postdoctoral positions, although some fields with relatively well-paid postdocs may feel less impact. More

Cancer Therapeutics Found in Translation
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The 135,000 patients who pass through the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center every year must navigate a vast maze of buildings. During long visits in Houston, they move from waiting areas, labs, and imaging centers to therapy suites, hospital rooms, and doctors' offices. For these patients, the experience is daunting not only in its scale but also because the most ill among them may be seeking their last chance at treatment. More

How to Make Injectable Medicine Safer
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Bring the drugs, hold the suds. That summarizes a promising new drug-making technique designed to reduce serious allergic reactions and other side effects from anti-cancer medicine, testosterone and other drugs that are administered with a needle. Developed by University at Buffalo researchers, the breakthrough removes potentially harmful additives — primarily soapy substances known as surfactants — from common injectable drugs. More

Harvard Team Takes Major Step toward Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance
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Scientists at Harvard say they have created a new platform for antibiotic discovery that may help solve the crisis of antibiotic resistance. In a study published in Nature, Andrew G. Myers, Ph.D., and colleagues describe "a platform where we assemble eight (chemical) building blocks by a simple process to make macrolide antibiotics" without using erythromycin, the original macrolide antibiotic, and the drug upon which all others in the class have been based since the early 1950s. More


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