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JALA & JBS impact factors hold strong
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The 2012 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports were released last week, announcing new impact factors for scholarly journals. Both the Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA) and the Journal of Biomolecular Screening (JBS) experienced modest gains with JALA at 1.457 and JBS at 2.207. JALA editor-in-chief is Dean Ho, Ph.D., University of California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA. Robert M. Campbell, Ph.D., Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, IN, is JBS editor-in-chief. More


SLAS supports young scientists
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One way SLAS does its part to ensure the laboratory science and technology professional pipeline remains robust is through its Young Scientist Delegate program, which funds annual conference participation for award-winning young scientists. For SLAS2014, Jan. 18-22 in San Diego, one young scientist delegate will be named at each of the following allied educational events: Please visit the websites of these organizations for qualification details. More

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SLAS president addresses the social side of science
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SLAS always looks for ways to help members connect with one another, says Jeff Paslay in the new “From the SLAS President” column in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. In recent years, our Society’s social media channels on Facebook, LinkedIn, Sina Weibo and Twitter have led to intelligent network building and vigorous information exchange. Paslay invites everyone to join the conversations. More

JALA manuscript details new cell phone-based diagnostic system
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A new JALA report introduces a low-cost, field-deployable diagnostic system for rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing in resource-limited settings. The system's simplicity, cost-efficiency and effectiveness in detecting bacterial growth make it an ideal telemedicine tool for common tests performed in hospital and field environments. "A Cell Phone-Based Microphotometric System for Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing" by Meichei Wang Kadlec, David You, Joseph C. Liao, and Pak Kin Wong is now available to SLAS Laboratory Automation Section members and JALA subscribers at JALA Online. More


SLAS instructions for journal authors now available in Chinese
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Chitthong Tee of Tecan Asia, Singapore and Jianzhong (Jeff) Xi of Peking University, Beijing, China, have translated JALA and JBS manuscript submission instructions into Chinese. SLAS thanks these committed volunteers for their leadership with this important project. More

SLAS volunteers at the Northern Illinois Food Bank
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The SLAS professional team spent a few hours last week labeling, boxing and palletizing 5,800 pounds of pasta shells at the Northern Illinois Food Bank, a non-profit organization that distributes food to local pantries and provides daily meals to hungry neighbors across 13 counties. More

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GenomeWeb announces 11th Annual Salary Survey results
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Salaries in the genomics space appear to be hovering at about the same level as they were a year ago, according to respondents to GenomeWeb's annual salary survey. Overall, survey respondents reported making a higher median salary than they did five years ago, though compared to last year's results median salaries in the space appear to be flat. More

DNA origami nanopores for controlling DNA translocation
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The authors combined DNA origami structures with glass nanocapillaries to reversibly form hybrid DNA origami nanopores. They say trapping of the DNA origami onto the nanocapillary is proven by imaging fluorescently labeled DNA origami structures and simultaneous ionic current measurements of the trapping events. They then show two applications highlighting the versatility of these DNA origami nanopores. More


Novartis first-generation lung cancer drug tweaked to reduce potential side effects
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Certain lung cancer tumors express an enzyme called anaplastic lymphoma kinase, which is critical to the cancer's survival and spread. As a result, ALK is a popular drug target. Now researchers describe how they redesigned an ALK inhibitor to avoid toxicity issues and produce a promising drug. The new inhibitor, currently in clinical trials to treat non-small-cell lung cancer, is on fast-track review with the Food and Drug Administration. More

Funding cuts forcing young scientists into other careers
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Unfortunately, stories of the negative impacts of funding cuts on scientific research are nothing new. However, one consequence not often focused on is how these cuts are forcing talented young scientists into other careers. For example, 29-year-old Tonya Taylor of the University of Minnesota, currently working with one of America's top researchers in degenerative nerve diseases, is considering giving up medical research as a career. More

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New Biohit Picus Electronic Pipette

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The battle to find a cure for every cancer is evolving
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Outside the lab, or hospital, we continue to talk about "a cure for cancer" as though it was a single disease, with a single cure. But it's an understatement even to say that every case is different: individual tumors in the same person can be quite different, each carrying enormous numbers of distinct genomes. That may be why cancer is so difficult to treat. More

Leukocyte-mimicking stem cell delivery via in situ coating of cells with a bioactive hyperbranched polyglycerol
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Since stem cells emerged as a new generation of medicine, there are increasing efforts to deliver stem cells to a target tissue via intravascular injection. However, the therapeutic stem cells lack the capacity to detect and adhere to the target tissue. Therefore, this study presents synthesis of a bioactive hyperbranched polyglycerol that can noninvasively associate with stem cells and further guide them to target sites, such as inflamed endothelium. More

A detailed 3-D atlas of a human brain
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A new resource will allow scientists to explore the anatomy of a single brain in three dimensions at far greater detail than before, a possibility its creators hope will guide the quest to map brain activity in humans. The resource, dubbed the BigBrain, was created as part of the European Human Brain Project and is freely available online for scientists to use. More

Psychiatric symptoms following pediatric traumatic brain injury
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Will a traumatic brain injury leave a child doomed to a life of depression and anxiety? What are the chances of a child developing a psychiatric disorder as a direct result of TBI? In a recent study, researchers examined this issue. This article highlights the likelihood of psychiatric symptoms in pediatric patients diagnosed with mild to severe TBI. More

Salk scientists discover previously unknown requirement for brain development
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Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have demonstrated that sensory regions in the brain develop in a fundamentally different way than previously thought, a finding that may yield new insights into visual and neural disorders. In a paper published June 7, in Science, Salk researcher Dennis O'Leary and his colleagues have shown that genes alone do not determine how the cerebral cortex grows into separate functional areas. More

A cheaper drive to 'cool' fuels
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University of Delaware chemist Joel Rosenthal is driven to succeed in the renewable energy arena. Working in his lab in UD's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rosenthal and doctoral student John DiMeglio have developed an inexpensive catalyst that uses the electricity generated from solar energy to convert carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas, into synthetic fuels for powering cars, homes and businesses. More

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Creating life-saving drugs from deadly venom    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When faced with a scorpion, poisonous snake, jellyfish or tarantula, most people would beat a hasty retreat. For a team of scientists investigating the therapeutic potential of their venom, these are however very treasured creatures. The VENOMICS project is extracting their venom, examining its ingredients and testing how each individual molecule could be used by doctors. More

Study: Potential chlamydia link to ovarian cancer
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Chlamydia trachomatis infections can cause mutations in their host DNA by overriding mechanisms through which that host prevents the unregulated growth of genetically damaged cells — a potential cause of ovarian cancer, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin have found. More

Development of isotope labeling liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry for metabolic profiling of bacterial cells and its application for bacterial differentiation
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Quantitative and comprehensive profiling of cellular metabolites is currently a challenging task in bacterial metabolomics. In this work, a simple and robust method for profiling the amine- and phenol-containing metabolome of bacterial cells is described. The overall workflow consists of methanol-based cell lysis and metabolite extraction with ultrasonication, differential isotope dansylation labeling of cellular metabolites, and analysis of the labeled metabolites by liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry. More

BMG LABTECH Introduces The CLARIOstar
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