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Dean Ho presents latest nanodiamonds research at SLAS Asia
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Professor Dean Ho, Ph.D., who will begin his tenure with the UCLA School of Dentistry on July 1, shares results of his internationally recognized work on translational development of diamond-based nanomedicine platforms in Wednesday's keynote address at the SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition June 19-21 in Shanghai. Ho's studies confirm robust drug binding to nanodiamonds through transmission electron microscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy coupled with in vitro tracking of cellular internalization and quantitative demonstration of favorable cell response through quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction assays of inflammatory and apoptosis-regulating gene expression programs. Ho also serves SLAS as editor-in-chief of JALA. More


London Olympics — A training ground for future scientists?
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As official laboratory service provider for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, GlaxoSmithKline saw an opportunity to educate and energize future scientists using the excitement generated by this popular international event. Scientists in Sport includes events where 11- to 14-year-old students conduct experiments, meet athletes and take part in anti-doping discussions. Read about this exciting outreach program and what participation has meant to the students involved in SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood. More

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JALA June issue now online
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SLAS Laboratory Automation Section members are invited to access the June issue of JALA. "Process Automation toward Ultra-High-Throughput Screening of Combinatorial One-Bead-One-Compound Peptide Libraries" and "Analysis of Base Content in In-Service Oils by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy" are among the original research articles included. More

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2012 Asia conference poster submissions due June 4
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There is still time to submit an abstract for possible poster presentation at the 2012 SLAS Asia Conference, June 19-21, Shanghai, China. The abstract deadline is June 4. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your work with leading researchers in the field at this conference themed, "Advances in Drug and Life Sciences R&D Through Laboratory Technology." More

Kudos to SLAS2013 Annual Conference Program Committee!
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SLAS2013 Conference Chairs Jonathan O'Connell, Ph.D., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and Aaron Wheeler, Ph.D., Toronto University, are leading the charge to develop and execute the Second Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition, Jan. 12-16, Orlando, Fla. They are joined by a team of highly dedicated SLAS members responsible for building a dynamic program in seven educational tracks: Assay Development and Screening; High-Throughput Technologies; Drug Target Biology; Micro- and Nanotechnologies; Bioanalytical Techniques; Informatics; and Diagnostics. More



ISEH 2012 registration open; late-breaking abstracts accepted soon
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SLAS members with expertise in hematology, immunology, stem cell research, cell and gene therapy may be interested in the Society for Hematology and Stem Cells 41st Annual Scientific Meeting to be held Aug. 23-26 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Early-bird registration closes June 1. Watch the ISEH website for the opportunity to submit a presentation abstract during the "late-breaking" submission period. More

DNA's destiny lies in its solvation
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As scientists sequence more and more genomes, they need efficient tools to parse the mountains of data. For example, to uncover the genetic causes of disease, scientists often need to determine whether a DNA sequence codes for a protein. Using basic solvation properties of DNA, researchers have now developed a simple and accurate method for predicting whether a stretch of DNA codes for messenger RNA, which translates into a protein, or transfer RNA, which helps with protein synthesis. More

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Investigate major signaling pathways
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National plan long on vision of conquering Alzheimer disease, sketchy on details
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More than a half-century after John F. Kennedy committed the U.S. to landing a man on the moon in less than a decade, Washington has set another, far more ambitious deadline for itself: prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer disease by 2025. That goal is one of five "building blocks" of the new National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. More

US could lose its competitive edge in biomedical innovation
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Although the United States has led the world in biomedical research and innovation for the past century, its leadership is under pressure as countries around the world embrace biomedical innovation as a source of economic growth and U.S. government policy becomes less consistent and predictable. Two newly issued studies show that America's competitive advantage in biomedicine is narrowing with countries around the world investing in the sector as a way to boost their economies. More

Efficient preparation of a set of potential glycosidase inhibitors
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In many biological and pathological processes, glycosidase enzymes attack glycosidic bonds in carbohydrates, glycoproteins and glycolipids. The ability to modify or block these processes by specific glycosidase inhibitors forms the basis for their potential use in the treatment of viral infections, cancer and genetic disorders. More

Genetic cause of stunted growth in babies discovered
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The genetic cause of a syndrome that causes stunted growth in babies has eluded scientists since it was discovered 20 years ago. Now, a gene mutation thought to be linked to large stature has been pinpointed as the culprit of the so-called IMAGe syndrome. The finding, the researchers say, could lead to new treatments and tests for the stunted-growth disease and its polar opposite syndrome. More

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Smallest possible five-ringed structure made
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Scientists have created and imaged the smallest possible five-ringed structure — about 100,000 times thinner than a human hair — and you'll probably recognize its shape. A collaboration between the Royal Society of Chemistry, the University of Warwick and IBM Research-Zurich has allowed the scientists to bring a single molecule to life in a picture, using a combination of clever synthetic chemistry and state-of-the-art imaging techniques. More

New approach tested for hard-to-treat hypertension
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"Maxed out on the medications," is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It's dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows six different drugs a day. Hypertension may be the nation's sneakiest epidemic, a time bomb that's a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure, and one that's growing worse as the population rapidly grows older. More


Artificial immune system gives baby vaccines a booster
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When a baby leaves the cocoon of its mother's womb, it faces a world of potential pathogens. Now, a model of the immature immune system — the first of its kind — promises to boost the development of vaccines designed specifically for newborns. There are very few such vaccines at present. Around 1 million newborns, mainly in Asia and Africa, die every year from preventable infectious diseases. More

Timing is everything
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Combination therapies have become one of the new standards in cancer care, due to their increased efficacy over singular drugs, but a recent study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has revealed that the timing of combination therapies might bolster their effectiveness even further. The team discovered that staggering the administration of two cancer drugs significantly increased their ability to destroy breast cancer cells. More

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