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Success in Shanghai:
2012 SLAS Asia Conference attracts 470 participants from 14 countries

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"We couldn't be more pleased," says Second Annual SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition Chair Mike Zhang, Ph.D., BD Biosciences, Shanghai, China. "After so many months of planning, it is very rewarding to see and feel the excitement and inspiration that the educational sessions and other related programs generated among the attendees." See photos.



Turning to natural design for inspiration
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"Design principles found in nature are very helpful in designing innovative engineering systems for a variety of applications, especially for biomedical applications. Some of those 'smart' systems in nature give me new and creative ideas on how to design and build new types of engineering systems," says 2012 SLAS Innovation Award winner and 2012 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition speaker Dan Dongeun Huh, Ph.D. Learn more about this biomedical engineer and his award-winning work, the human breathing lung-on-a-chip system, in SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood. More

One month left to submit SLAS2013 podium abstracts
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Monday, July 30, is an important day for SLAS2013 participants! It is the deadline for podium abstract submissions and the Tony B. Academic Travel Awards. Podium abstract authors can choose to have their submissions considered for the $10,000 SLAS Innovation Award. More

Small automated pipettors perform big
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SLAS journals add ratings function
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A new "Reader Responses" menu item allows SLAS journal readers to use a five-star system to rate the quality and impact of individual papers. This new function at JALA Online and JBS Online offers community members a way to engage and express their thoughts and priorities. More

Book hotel and travel for SLAS2013
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The Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center is the official hotel for SLAS2013, Jan. 12-16, Orlando, Fla. The room rate/resort fee of $250 puts you in the middle of the action, plus guests will enjoy free hotel room Internet access and newly remodeled outdoor swimming and recreational facilities. National Travel, the official SLAS2013 travel agent, can assist with discounted airfare and rental car reservations. More

Long-Term Storage (LTS) per Study

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MipTec 2012 registration open
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Free registration is available now for MipTec, Sept. 24-27, 2012, Basel, Switzerland. New to this year's drug discovery event is a scientific session on synthetic biology. George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.,
chief scientific officer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is the opening keynote speaker. More

Optimal drying of aqueous HPLC fractions
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A Genevac white paper is available that details a high throughput methodology, using its HT Series II centrifugal evaporator, for drying High Performance Liquid Chromatography fractions containing water. HPLC purification fractions can be notoriously difficult to dry. The acetonitrile or methanol seems to evaporate easily enough but the water presents more of a challenge. More


Determining the CHN content of soil samples
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Exeter Analytical has released a new application note that illustrates how the carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen content of soil samples can be determined precisely and reproducibly using its Model 440 Elemental Analyzer. The determination of the CHN content of soil samples is of major interest to environmental and agrochemical laboratories throughout the world. E-mail for a copy of this application note. More

Jury Is still out over disclosing genomic research findings to patients
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Since biobanks were established in the 1990s, researchers, patient advocates and others have debated what if any duty investigators had to return incidental findings and individual research results generated in genomic research back to the patients from which they were generated. More

New Biohit Picus Electronic Pipette

Sartorius Biohit presents the Picus, the smallest and lightest electronic pipette that eases your workload and provides accurate and precise results. This unique pipette design features patented electronic tip ejection and an intuitive user interface. The Picus has been presented with the 2012 “Red Dot” design award.

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Investigate major signaling pathways
Cisbio provides a panel of cellular kinase assays dedicated to the measurement of site-specific phosphorylation, in an endogenous cellular environment. These homogeneous assays represent a reliable, robust and rapid alternative to classical technologies like Western Blot, ELISA or bead-based assays.
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Luminescent lanthanide complexes with analyte-triggered antenna formation
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A new strategy for accessing analyte-responsive luminescent probes is presented. The lanthanide luminescence of Eu and Tb centers is switched on by the analyte-triggered formation of a sensitizing antenna from a nonsensitizing caged precursor. As the cage can be freely varied, an array of probes for different analytes (Pd0/2+, H2O2, F, β-galactosidase) can be created from the same core structure. More

Rewriting the organofluorine playbook    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sometimes it is easy to overgeneralize, to conclude that simply because a group of things are pretty much all the same, they're identical in all respects, even interchangeable. But such assumptions can cause a lot of problems, not just in everyday life but also in science. One example is the findings of a research team whose experiments at two U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science facilities have shaken up the field of organofluorine chemistry. More

Publication of flu study reveals full nature of threat
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It's one of the most troubled scientific gestations on record. Nine months after it was first presented at a conference, research showing that just five mutations lead to a deadly H5N1 bird flu which transmits through the air between mammals has finally been published. Estimates published with it show that nature might well produce this virus, too — and reveal the science we now need to head off that threat. More

Scientists outsmart the immune system to better match people with organs
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One of the most vexing problems that confronted surgeons after they completed the first successful human organ transplant, in 1954, was: Where would they get more organs? Medical researchers have since figured out how to transplant hearts, eyes and even entire faces. But half a century later, they still struggle to keep up with the demand for parts. For example, in the U.S., every year 1,400 people die awaiting livers and 4,500 more awaiting kidneys. More

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How cocaine vaccines could cure drug addiction
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Could one shot cure a hard drug addiction? Researchers have developed not one, but two cocaine vaccines that show promise in blocking the highly addictive drug before it reaches the brain. The vaccines have been successful in monkeys and mice injected with cocaine. The vaccines were both developed by teams led by Ronald Crystal, a researcher at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. More

The drugs that may never be used
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Concerns about radiation exposure have been around since the nuclear age began, but they have mounted over the past decade thanks to terrorist attacks, the prospect of a rogue nation using nuclear weapons, and the Fukushima power plant accident in Japan. If an event were to occur, there's almost nothing to prevent or treat all the effects of ionizing radiation. More

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The identification of cutin synthase: formation of the plant polyester cutin
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A hydrophobic cuticle consisting of waxes and the polyester cutin covers the aerial epidermis of all land plants, providing essential protection from desiccation and other stresses. We have determined the enzymatic basis of cutin polymerization through characterization of a tomato extracellular acyltransferase, CD1, and its substrate, 2-mono(10,16-dihydroxyhexadecanoyl)glycerol. More

Bringing down the cost of microbial fuel cells
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Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have identified a catalyst that provides the same level of efficiency in microbial fuel cells as the currently used platinum catalyst, but at 5 percent of the cost. Since more than 60 percent of the investment in making microbial fuel cells is the cost of platinum, the discovery may lead to much more affordable energy conversion and storage devices. More

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