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2012 SLAS Asia speaker Mahendra Rao featured in SLAS ELN
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"SLAS is looking at instrumentation and automation and trying to bring together the whole discovery pipeline in some fashion," says Mahendra Rao, director, National Institutes of Health Intramural Center for Regenerative Medicine. "For me, that is really exciting in terms of what we are trying to do in translational work as well." In this new SLAS ELN feature, Rao speaks of his career, hobbies and his upcoming presentation at the 2012 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition, June 19-21 in Shanghai. More


Win an SLAS2013 prize package!
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2012 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition full conference paid participants are eligible to win a prize package that includes roundtrip airfare to/from Orlando, Fla., up to four nights hotel accommodations and a full conference registration to attend SLAS2013, Jan. 12-16, 2013 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel located near Orlando. Visit the 2012 SLAS Asia website for more details and to register for the Asia conference to be held June 19-21 at the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai, China. More

New LabAutopedia Book of the Month
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"It is hard to imagine a more contemporarily relevant topic than that of Standards: Recipes for Reality. Our times, marked by economic bubbles, political partisanship, and a search for sustainability, would profit from Lawrence Busch's socio-cultural studies romp through histories and cultures seeking balance for standards and ways to ensure a good life." — Don Ihde, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Stony Brook University, on Amazon. More

Small automated pipettors perform big
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Submit your interesting, beautiful or just plain cool images!
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The 2013 JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest showcases visuals intended to communicate complex scientific work that often stimulate the imagination as well. Submit your image by Aug. 31 for an opportunity to win the grand prize of The New iPad or one of 10 honorable mention $50 Amazon gift cards. Read about last year's winners in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood. More

SLAS accepting applications for SLAS2013 Tony B Academic Travel Awards
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July 30 is the deadline for students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty to submit podium abstracts and opt in to be considered for a Tony B. Academic Travel Award. Poster abstracts will be accepted until Sept. 17. The awards, which include airfare, registration and shared hotel accommodations for selected students, honor Association for Laboratory Automation Co-Founder Tony Beugelsdijk of Los Alamos National Laboratory, who passed away in August 2009. More

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Biosimilar, biobetter and next generation antibody characterization by mass spectrometry
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This feature will introduce the strategies of therapeutic antibodies (mAbs) in-depth characterization by mass spectrometry and discuss analytical comparison of biosimilar to originator mAbs, with the cases of trastuzumab and cetuximab. In addition, the structural and functional insights gained both by state-of-the art and emerging MS methods used for biobetters and next generation antibodies design and optimization will also be highlighted. More

Starting salaries for chemists, chemical engineers
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For new graduates, finding a job can be a challenge in the best of times. But for students graduating in 2011, the gloomy economic conditions made that challenge insurmountable for a record number of chemists and chemical engineers. In the most recent American Chemical Society survey of new graduates in chemistry and related fields, 13 percent of respondents were not employed but were actively seeking jobs last year, up from 11 percent of respondents in 2010. More


Photoswitchable nanoparticles for triggered tissue penetration and drug delivery
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The authors report a novel nanoparticulate drug delivery system that undergoes reversible volume change from 150 to 40 nm upon phototriggering with UV light. The volume change of these monodisperse nanoparticles comprising spiropyran, which undergoes reversible photoisomerization, and PEGylated lipid enables repetitive dosing from a single administration and enhances tissue penetration. More

New small solid oxide fuel cell reaches record efficiency
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Individual homes and entire neighborhoods could be powered with a new, small-scale solid oxide fuel cell system that achieves up to 57 percent efficiency, significantly higher than the 30 to 50 percent efficiencies previously reported for other solid oxide fuel cell systems of its size, according to a study published in this month's issue of Journal of Power Sources. More

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Investigate major signaling pathways
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Immune cells gobble up healthy but idle brain cells
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Use it or lose it: A class of immune cell demolishes idle circuits and connections in the brain, even a healthy one. Understanding more about the process could help prevent the onset of degenerative brain diseases. Until now, microglia have been dismissed as simple immune cells that do little more than protect brain cells from damage and tidy up in the aftermath of disease. More

How infectious disease may have shaped human origins
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Roughly 100,000 years ago, human evolution reached a mysterious bottleneck: Our ancestors had been reduced to perhaps 5,000 to 10,000 individuals living in Africa. In time, "behaviorally modern" humans would emerge from this population, expanding dramatically in both number and range, and replacing all other co-existing evolutionary cousins, such as the Neanderthals. More

Paralyzed rats regain strut in lab
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After severe spinal cord damage, paralyzed rats are able to walk again with the help of a robot to hold them up and stimulate their nerves, a new study shows. After the rats are trained on the machine for about two months, they gained the ability to control their hind legs — which had previously been cut off from communicating with the brain — with enough dexterity to climb stairs and navigate around objects. More

Computer-designed proteins programmed to disarm a variety of flu viruses
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Computer-designed proteins are under construction to fight the flu. Researchers are demonstrating that proteins found in nature, but that do not normally bind the flu, can be engineered to act as broad-spectrum antiviral agents against a variety of flu virus strains, including H1N1 pandemic influenza. "One of these engineered proteins has a flu-fighting potency that rivals that of several human monoclonal antibodies," said Dr. David Baker in a report in Nature Biotechnology. More

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First images from complete map of mouse brain
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Despite plenty of advances in neuroscience, often what we know about the brain comes with gaps, and anything close to a full piece of knowledge always ends up lacking something — whether it's for the human brain or a mouse's. Researchers from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are starting to remedy that — the mouse version, at least — by developing a full, 3-D, virtual map of a vertebrate brain. More

Some stem cells can trigger tumors
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Stem cells often used in reconstructive surgery following mastectomies and other cancer-removal treatments may pose a danger: Cornell biomedical scientists have discovered that these cells, in contact with even trace amounts of cancer cells, can create a microenvironment suitable for more tumors to grow. The cells the researchers studied are derived from fat and are called adipose-derived stem cells. More


Webinar on applications of micro bioreactors
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TAP Biosystems announced a June 14 webinar featuring two bioprocess experts — Ulrica Skoging-Nyberg, delivery team leader, Cobra Biologics; and Barney Zoro, product manager, TAP Biosystems — presenting data on the application of the micro scale bioreactor (ambr system) and its potential in bioprocess development. The webinar is offered live at two times: 11 a.m. GMT and 5 p.m. GMT. More

Understand the impact of controlled nucleation temperature on product resistance
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SP Scientific has written a new technical article that describes research undertaken to understand the impact of controlled nucleation temperature on freeze-drying product resistance. The researchers demonstrate how SMART™ Freeze Dryer technology is able to simplify and accelerate the determination of product resistance during controlled nucleation freeze drying experiments. More

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