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Tony B. Academic Travel Award Deadline is July 28
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Airfare, SLAS2015 conference registration and hotel accommodations are provided to recipients of these valuable awards. Apply via the SLAS2015 abstract submission site; opt in for award consideration. July 28 is the due date for proposed podium presentations. Poster abstracts for consideration in this award program may be submitted until September 22.

Last year, a total of 46 students, graduate students, post-doc researchers and junior faculty members from 10 countries received Tony B. awards to present their scientific achievements at SLAS2014.
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SLAS ELN Reports: Sumita Pennathur — Channels of Progress
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Working in a channel that is 60,000 times smaller than a human hair, SLAS member Sumita Pennathur, Ph.D., is doing big work on a nano scale.

Learn more about the busy researcher who also is mom to two children, teaches class, plays sax with a band and runs 20 to 30 miles each week while she researches new ways to save the world from disease through early detection and diagnosis in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine feature article.
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Get Published in SLAS Journal Special Issues
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Special issues published by SLAS's two MEDLINE-indexed scientific journals (JALA and JBS) are always widely read and highly rated. Manuscript proposals for three upcoming special issues are now being accepted (due dates noted in parentheses). More

Make Your SLAS2015 Hotel and Travel Plans Today
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SLAS2015 has negotiated special rates and benefits for conference participants at two of Washington, D.C.'s premier hotels — the brand new Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C. and the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown — through the convenient SLAS2015 online system.

The SLAS2015 website also has information, including discount programs, for air, train, rental car and Metrorail travel.
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Donald E. Ingber: Biologically Inspired Engineering
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SLAS2015 keynote speaker and Wyss Institute Founding Director Donald Ingber discusses the latest advances in organs-on-a-chip technology and its importance for disease research and pharmaceutical testing.

He details the work completed recently on its lung-on-a-chip breathing model to test a cancer drug to fight pulmonary edema. Ingber is SLAS2015 opening speaker, Feb. 9, in Washington, D.C.
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Stay Connected with SLAS Social Media
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SLAS social media sites function like highly productive lab meetings — ideas flow and gain traction through the knowledgeable input of others. Join the discussion today on LinkedIn, SLAS Facebook, SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood Facebook, SlideShare, Twitter and YouTube. More


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    Why Introverts Make Great Leaders
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    At this moment, there is an article making the rounds called "The Confidence Gap." The premise of "The Confidence Gap" is that there exists a divide between those who lead and those who stagnate, and it all comes down to confidence. There's more to it, of course. But the commanding point can be boiled down to a single quote.

    "A growing body of evidence shows just how devastating this lack of confidence can be," authors Katty Kay and Clare Shipman explain. "Success, it turns out, correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence." But there's a problem with this theory, and here it is: We read the article, and we instantly mistake confidence for extroversion.
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    Engineer to Grow Replacement Tissue for Torn Rotator Cuffs
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    A Case Western Reserve University engineer has won a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to grow replacement rotator cuffs and other large tendon groups to help heal injured soldiers and athletes, accident victims, and an aging population that wants to remain active. Ozan Akkus, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has already devised a technique to reconstitute collagen into tough fibers and induce adult stem cells to grow into tendons on those fibers. More

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    Polyketide Synthase Secrets Revealed
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    A new study solves long-standing mysteries about how bacterial natural-product-making factories are put together and how they work. The findings could accelerate efforts to engineer these workshops to produce novel bioactive agents for drug discovery. Bacteria use huge multienzyme complexes called polyketide synthases to create a wide variety of polyketide natural products. More

    Scientists Discover Missing Piece in Ribosome Manufacture Puzzle
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    Researchers at the University of California San Diego say they have found the "missing link" in the chemical system that enables animal cells to produce ribosomes, the cell's so-called protein factories. These factories, which are contained within each cell, manufacture all of the proteins needed to build tissue and sustain life. More


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    Human Limb Regeneration: Do Salamanders Hold the Key?
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    For the first time, researchers have found that the "ERK pathway" must be constantly active for salamander cells to be reprogrammed, and hence able to contribute to the regeneration of different body parts. The team identified a key difference between the activity of this pathway in salamanders and mammals, which helps us to understand why humans can't regrow limbs and sheds light on how regeneration of human cells can be improved. More

    Anthrax Escape Raises Worries About Lab-Grown Super-Flu
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    Seventy-five lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, the leading U.S. lab for tracking infectious disease. The incident has not yet made anyone ill, and poses negligible risk for the public, but it raises concerns about work with deadly pathogens. More



    Metabolomics and Proteomics Reveal Impacts of Chemically Mediated Competition on Marine Plankton
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    Competition is a major force structuring marine planktonic communities. The release of compounds that inhibit competitors, a process known as allelopathy, may play a role in the maintenance of large blooms of the red-tide dinoflagellate Karenia brevis, which produces potent neurotoxins that negatively impact coastal marine ecosystems. K. brevis is variably allelopathic to multiple competitors, typically causing sublethal suppression of growth. More

    One Step to Solar-Cell Efficiency: Chemical Process May Improve Manufacturing
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    Scientists have created a one-step process for producing highly efficient materials that let the maximum amount of sunlight reach a solar cell. Scientists found a simple way to etch nanoscale spikes into silicon that allows more than 99 percent of sunlight to reach the cells' active elements, where it can be turned into electricity. More


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