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Eric Topol: Catalyzing New Directions for the Life Sciences
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"The whole way that we go about discovering and developing new drugs is going to be completely revamped," asserts SLAS2014 keynote speaker Dr. Eric Topol. The newest SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine feature article explores this cardiologist's mission to empower — and challenge — patients, laboratory scientists and the practicing medical community to move briskly and play a part in the digital health care revolution. More

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JBS Online features new manuscripts ahead-of-print
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  • A High-Throughput Splicing Assay Identifies New Classes of Inhibitors of Human and Yeast Spliceosomes
  • OCTN Cation Transporters in Health and Disease: Role as Drug Targets and Assay Development
  • Designer Xanthone: An Inhibitor Scaffold for MDR-Involved Human Glutathione Transferase Isoenzyme A1-1
  • High-Throughput Evaluation Method for Drug Association with Pregnane X Receptor (PXR) Using Differential Scanning Fluorometry
  • Two-Colored Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy Screening for LC3-P62 Interaction Inhibitors
These new manuscripts are available only to SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members ahead-of-print.
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SLAS2014 keynote speaker featured in The New York Times
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Jad Abumrad is the creator and co-host of Radiolab. The show blends science, sound, psychology and philosophy to reveal something deeper about the human condition. See how Abumrad fills his time outside of the broadcast booth. Abumrad and fellow Radiolab journalist Robert Krulwich are SLAS2014 closing keynote speakers on Wednesday, Jan. 22. More

Job seekers and employers connect via SLAS Career Connections
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Visit this targeted employment exchange regularly to keep up-to-date with opportunities. Job seekers can post resumes and browse job openings for free. Employers can find new talent by reviewing posted resumes for free and attract new talent by posting job openings for a fee. More

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LinkedIn facilitates lively virtual networking
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A new artificial solar photosynthesis device, 3-D+ epithelial cell culture, flow cytometers to measure compound solubility and SLAS news are recent items discussed by members of the SLAS LinkedIn group. More than 5,300 laboratory science and technology professionals have joined this professional networking group. Are you a part of the conversation? More

SLAS and ACS San Diego section announce partnership for SLAS2014
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SLAS and the American Chemical Society San Diego have agreed to collaborate on several projects leading up to and taking place at SLAS2014. "ACS San Diego is a vital organization with whom SLAS shares a similar vision, namely to help scientists and researchers be more successful," says Jeff Paslay, president of SLAS. "By joining forces on key areas like educational programming and networking at SLAS2014, our goal is to benefit as many current and aspiring scientists as we can. Learning from each other's experiences, mentoring and discussing scientific innovation are all hallmarks of SLAS. Expanding our community with ACS members will only enrich the participation experience for all who attend SLAS2014." More


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7 takeaways from Supreme Court's gene patent decision
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The Supreme Court issued a ruling on June 13 that bans the patenting of naturally occurring genes but allows edited or artificially created DNA to be patented. What does the decision mean for patients and the biotech industry? National Geographic spoke to experts in the field. You can also read the Supreme Court document. More

Body-double: Lifelike android demoed at futuristic conference
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An extremely humanlike robot made a public appearance on June 15 at the Global Futures 2045 International Congress, a futuristic conference focused on the technological singularity. Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro, director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University, Japan, described some of his efforts to develop lifelike androids. More

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New type of stem cell helps fingers regenerate
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Mayumi Ito at New York University and her colleagues have taken a closer look at mouse digits. Using a cell-labelling technique, the team identified a previously unknown population of stem cells at the base of each toenail. Tests showed that these "nail stem cells" help with ordinary nail growth, but can also rebuild the entire digit tip after amputation. More

A less toxic antifungal agent
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The natural product drug amphotericin B is a last-resort treatment for life-threatening fungal infections. But it can cause serious side effects, including liver damage, convulsions and heart failure. Less-toxic versions of amphotericin B have been reported, although none have been approved for use. More


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Medieval leprosy genomes shed light on disease's history
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An international team of scientists reconstructed a dozen medieval and modern leprosy genomes — suggesting a European origin for the North American leprosy strains found in armadillos and humans, and a common ancestor of all leprosy bacteria within the last 4000 years. It is the first time scientists have reconstructed an ancient genome without a reference sequence due to the extraordinary preservation of the medieval pathogen's DNA. More

Bringing out the cancer genomics suspects
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard via Bioscience Technology     Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Several years ago, researchers sequencing lung cancer genomes encountered a peculiar problem. After combing through thousands of genes in a large number of patients, they had come up with a list of likely genetic suspects tied to the disease. More



New quantum dot technique combines best of optical and electron microscopy
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It's not reruns of "The Jetsons," but researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a new microscopy technique that uses a process similar to how an old tube television produces a picture — cathodoluminescence — to image nanoscale features. Combining the best features of optical and scanning electron microscopy, the fast, versatile and high-resolution technique allows scientists to view surface and subsurface features potentially as small as 10 nanometers in size. More

Combined team of physicists and biologists build Lyme disease detector using carbon nanotube sensor
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A team made up of researchers from both the physics and biology departments at the University of Pennsylvania has succeeded in building a Lyme disease detector using a carbon nanotube sensor. In their paper published in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics, the team describes the process they used to make the device and how it works. More


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Bridging the gap: Bringing together small biotech and Big Pharma
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The R&D model in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry is still changing. There continues to be a growing trend toward collaborations when developing new drugs. For many of the larger drug companies, purchasing small biotech firms with promising candidate drug substances is an attractive proposition. The key to success, however, is to harmonize the requirements of both parties. Experienced partners like contract development and manufacturing organizations can be of vital support to the process here. More

New white paper on pipetting ergonomics aims to protect researchers
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Pipetting is a forceful and repetitive activity, and there is a strong association between pipetting and the occurrence of repetitive motion injuries. METTLER TOLEDO's new white paper, The Ergonomics of Pipetting, draws on recently published papers by ergonomic scientists and discusses various aspects of pipetting; the ergonomic risks involved and best practice for either avoiding or mitigating them. By ensuring researchers are using the safest pipetting methods, labs are protecting staff and avoiding costly delays and downtime that may be a result of injury or less efficient working practices. More

Green chemists synthesize vanillin from sawdust
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The demand for vanilla flavoring exceeds the supply from natural vanilla pods. So there is huge interest in finding cheap and easy ways to synthesize vanillin, the phenolic aldehyde that is the active ingredient in this flavoring. One long-standing approach is to make vanilllin from lignin, a biopolymer found in wood pulp and consequently one of the most common organic polymers on the planet. More


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