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SLAS member Xavier Perrodon: A Cultural Adventurer
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A college internship introduced Xavier Perrodon to robotics. A spirit of adventure moved him across two continents. Discover how a busy laboratory automation specialist keeps one foot in the lab and the other exploring international turf in the latest member profile in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. More


SLAS partners with Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute to host satellite symposium at SLAS2014
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On Sunday, Jan. 19, the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, Calif., will welcome SLAS2014 attendees for a scientific program focused on stem cell and regenerative medicine. A tour of the facility also will be conducted. Participation in this symposium is included in SLAS2014 registration, but attendance is limited and will be accepted on a first-to-sign-up, first-served basis. Registration will begin late this summer. More

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JBS Online features new manuscripts ahead-of-print
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"A High-Content Screening Assay for Small-Molecule Modulators of Oncogene-Induced Senescence," "Establishing a High-Throughput and Automated Cancer Cell Proliferation Panel for Oncology Lead Optimization" and "Introducing Bayesian Thinking to High-Throughput Screening for False-Negative Rate Estimation" are among the new manuscripts available ahead-of-print to SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members. More

SLAS Innovation Award — who will win in 2014?
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The SLAS Innovation Award is a $10,000 cash prize recognizing exceptionally innovative work that contributes to the exploration of technologies in the laboratory, exceeds a benchmark or milestone in screening or the lead discovery process, or demonstrates an advanced and integrated use of mature technologies. To be considered for the award, be sure to opt in when you submit your SLAS2014 abstract by Aug. 5. Previous SLAS Innovation Award winner Ali Khademhosseini said, "The SLAS Innovation award is very high profile and it contributed significantly to my being introduced to many colleagues that I interact with today on a daily basis. It definitely got me noticed early on as it recognized my work in microengineering our gelatin-like material." More


Spring Webinar series, Effectively Managing Collaborative Science, now available On Demand
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"R&D Partnership in Asia and Emerging Markets" featuring Ajay Gautam of AstraZeneca, "Lessons Learned in Pharma — CRO Collaboration in Discovery Research" with Jonathan Connick of Merck and "Challenges and Strategies for Successful Transfer of Cell-Based Potency Assays" by Liming Shi of Eli Lilly and Company were the three successful one-hour webinars presented by SLAS earlier this year. SLAS members can access all three recordings at their convenience. More

2013 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition under way
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The drug discovery community is abuzz as this third annual SLAS conference in Asia kicks off in Shanghai. The educational event includes keynote speakers Chad A. Mirkin and Yinxiang Wang, closing speaker Jonathan Connick, 25 scientific sessions, three optional short courses and an exhibition featuring 40 multinational companies. More

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FDA-approved stem cell trial dramatically slows ALS
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For an unheard-of two years, stem cells have slowed the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease, a devastating condition with a two-to-five year survival rate, in a small group of patients. "We have now extended the lives of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and significantly improved the quality of their lives. They are now living high-quality lives with this disease," says Neuralstem CEO Richard Garr. More

Scientists make first-ever high-resolution images of molecule as it breaks and reforms chemical bonds
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When Felix Fischer of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) set out to develop nanostructures made of graphene using a new, controlled approach to chemical reactions, the first result was a surprise: spectacular images of individual carbon atoms and the bonds between them. More


The use of nanocrystals as a tactic for the delivery of poorly soluble drugs
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One of the major challenges in the field of parenteral drug delivery is poor solubility of new drugs and their low oral bioavailability, which can cause general delivery problems. It is estimated that more than 40 percent of marketed products are hydrophobic. To evaluate the therapeutic index of these drugs and their aptness for technical formulation development, there is a need for good bioavailability. More

Staying a move ahead of cancer
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There is a huge amount of work going on in cancer research, and the field is growing for those interested in cancer prevention. There is mounting evidence that a person's lifestyle choices can influence their risk of developing cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1.6 million Americans developed the disease in 2012 and that almost 600,000 individuals succumbed to it. More

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Orbitrap mass spectrometry
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Orbitrap is the newest addition to the family of high-resolution mass spectrometry analyzers. With its revolutionarily new, miniature design, Orbitrap combines high speed with excellent quantification properties, ranking favorably in many analytical applications. More

Even with defects, graphene is strongest material in world
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In a new study, published in Science, Columbia Engineering researchers demonstrate that graphene, even if stitched together from many small crystalline grains, is almost as strong as graphene in its perfect crystalline form. This work resolves a contradiction between theoretical simulations, which predicted that grain boundaries can be strong, and earlier experiments, which indicated that they were much weaker than the perfect lattice. More

Chemical modulation of chaperone-mediated autophagy by retinoic acid derivatives
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Chaperone-mediated autophagy contributes to cellular quality control and the cellular response to stress through the selective degradation of cytosolic proteins in lysosomes. A decrease in CMA activity occurs in aging and in age-related disorders (for example, neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes). More

Science journal says it'll publish negative results for free
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You know that "publication bias" in research is bad. Because scientific journals prefer to publish exciting new findings, they tend to reject well done studies that don't have positive results — for example, that certain genes are not correlated with migration in some songbirds. Over time, continued publication bias has meant that scientific literature isn't exactly a representative picture of all the studies that scientists have performed. More

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Biochemists develop new technology to transfer DNA into cells    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On any given day, Jason Atkins and Mohit Patel can be found toiling away inside a chemical biology lab at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. And they love every minute of it. "It doesn't feel like work," Atkins said. "This is what I love to do. It's fun." Atkins, of Maryland Heights, Mo., and Patel, of Normandy, Mo., are research associates at the university, both pursuing doctoral degrees in biology. More

It's actually happening: Military biofuels grants
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Never has such a small government payout generated such a busy PR reaction. Late last weeek — and very quietly — the Defense Department awarded three biofuels firms $16 million to craft plans for biorefineries that would produce fuels meeting military specifications. Jim Lane at Biofuels Digest has been tracking this development closely. More

BMG LABTECH Introduces The CLARIOstar
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