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Presenting at SLAS2014 can accelerate your career
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In this short video, SLAS Director of Education Steve Hamilton invites abstract submissions by Aug. 5 for SLAS2014, Jan. 18-22, San Diego. "At this point, we are specifically looking to enhance our submissions in the areas of drug target biology, bioanalytical techniques, diagnostics and biomarkers, informatics, and micro/nano technologies," Hamilton reports. Ready to submit? More


JBS July issue now at JBS Online for members and subscribers
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"A Method for Measurement of Drug Sensitivity of Myeloma Cells Co-Cultured with Bone Marrow Stromal Cells," "The Use of TrkA-PathHunter Assay in High-Throughput Screening to Identify Compounds That Affect Nerve Growth Factor Signaling" and "A Generic, Whole-Cell–Based Screening Method for Baeyer-Villiger Monooxygenases" are among the original research articles in the July issue. SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members and JBS subscribers can view the issue online now. More

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Take the first step to career advancement
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Career consultant Dan Eustace explains the importance of self assessment when seeking career advancement in the newest feature article in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. "Zeroth Level of the Interviewing Continuum: Personal Self Assessment" offers five categories — values and strong talents (strengths); personal behavioral style; organizational culture fitness; skills and interests; and emotional intelligence — to match yourself to career opportunities. More

SLAS2014 negotiates best hotel and travel rates for attendees
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Discounted hotel, airline, rental car and airport transportation are detailed on the SLAS2014 website for conference participants wishing to confirm their travel plans early — and ensure a stay at their hotel of choice. Information is provided to make reservations directly with the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (SLAS2014 headquarters hotel) or the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina to obtain the standard nightly rate of $242 plus taxes. Exhibitors — check this page. More


Follow SLAS Career Connections for timely career advice
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"A passion, commitment to a subject, excitement over adventure, an entrepreneurial spirit. All these are more important than a very high IQ," says prominent biologist and author E.O. Wilson. His National Public Radio interview discussing his 2013 book, Letters to a Young Scientist, was recently listed at This is an example of the informative and interesting career headlines updated regularly on SLAS Career Connections. More

SLAS members you should know!
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Xavier Perrodon, Ioana Popa-Burke, Al Kolb, Ying Yang, Krishna Mohan Vattipalli, Daniel Sipes and Giancarlo Basile all have been featured recently in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. Please send suggestions for future e-zine SLAS member profiles to More

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Computational chemistry draws for the first time the 'interactive cartographic map' of enzymes during chemical reactions    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Knowing how enzymes work is key to control the chemical processes involving these biological macromolecules that have countless applications in the fields of medicine and industry. Computational chemistry has enabled to draw for the first time the enzymes "cartographic map" during the catalysis process, including the moment when they are at the point of maximum energy on the way from reactants to products that takes only a femtosecond (the quadrillionth of a second). More

Increasing diversity in clinical trials can save lives
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Once considered the last resort for terminally ill patients, clinical trials are dramatically changing patient care by providing earlier access to novel medications. Sadly, minorities remain underrepresented in these trials, despite initiatives by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to encourage the production of clinical-trial data that more accurately reflects real-world diversity. More


Stem cell gene therapy for sickle cell disease advances toward clinical trials
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Researchers have successfully established the foundation for using hematopoietic (blood-producing) stem cells from the bone marrow of patients with sickle cell disease to treat the disease. Sickle cell disease causes the body to produce red blood cells that are formed like the crescent-shaped blade of a sickle, which hinders blood flow in the blood vessels and deprives the body's organs of oxygen. More

Facts & figures of the chemical industry
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After a slow 2011, chemical industry executives were ready last year to power up to meet what they hoped would be accelerating demand for their products. But the economy in 2012 did not send any strong currents of growth. This tested the ability of managers to find new ways to maintain profits and keep investors happy. Early in the year, U.S. chemical firms predicted that growth would take hold in the latter half of 2012. They were wrong. More

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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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Laser ablation in analytical chemistry
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In 2002, we wrote an Analytical Chemistry feature article describing the Physics of Laser Ablation in Microchemical Analysis. In line with the theme of the 2002 article, this manuscript discusses current issues in fundamental research, applications based on detecting photons at the ablation site (LIBS and LAMIS) and by collecting particles for excitation in a secondary source (ICP), and directions for the technology. More

Dramatic new treatment push to conquer HIV
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By treating HIV-positive people earlier and in far greater numbers than ever before, as many as 3 million deaths and 3.5 million new infections could be prevented by 2025. So says the World Health Organization, which proposed a vast scale-up in HIV treatment at the annual International AIDS Society Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Such a change would make 26 million people globally eligible for treatment, up from 16.7 million. More

Cutting off the fuel supply: A new approach to the treatment of pancreatic cancer
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Pancreatic cancer kills about 38,000 Americans each year and has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. We know pancreatic cancer is a disease caused by damage to the DNA, and these mutations can be inherited from our parents or acquired as we age. After diagnosis with metastatic disease, patients have a life expectancy of three to six months. It is no wonder that researchers are hard at work searching for new treatment possibilities for such a lethal disease. More

The weird way alcohol behaves in space
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A few years back, scientists discovered a giant cloud of hooch floating around in space. The 288 billion-mile cloud of gaseous methanol, an alcohol present in antifreeze and some moonshine presented a conundrum: How do alcohols, which are fairly complex organic molecules, form in space? In the vast expanse of interstellar space, temperatures are so low that chemical reactions shouldn't be able to occur, following the classic rules of chemistry — there's just not enough energy. More

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Major changes needed for coral reef survival
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To prevent coral reefs around the world from dying off, deep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions are required, says a new study from Carnegie's Katharine Ricke and Ken Caldeira. They find that all existing coral reefs will be engulfed in inhospitable ocean chemistry conditions by the end of the century if civilization continues along its current emissions trajectory. Their work will be published July 3 by Environmental Research Letters. More

Webinar: Revised USP Chapters 41 & 1251 on Balances
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With United States Pharmacopeia publication of revised General Chapters 41 (Balances) and 1251 (Weighing on an Analytical Balance), companies need to be compliant by December 1, 2013. This free METTLER TOLEDO webinar helps manufacturers and suppliers understand and meet the new USP regulations, ensure weighing accuracy and eliminate costly over-testing. More

Video: Optimized media preparation for genetics and developmental biology
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Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, is a commonly used model research organism in genetics, physiology and evolutionary development biology. Successful experiments using drosophila typically depend on optimal husbandry and on providing good fly food quality. In some drosophila labs, hundreds of vials are filled each day with fly food. Researchers at the Centro Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (CBMSO) in Madrid, Spain have demonstrated how the MEDIACLAVE Media Preparator and the DOSE IT Peristaltic Pump from INTEGRA are able to significantly enhance the efficiency and reproducibility of fly food preparation. More

BMG LABTECH Introduces The CLARIOstar
BMG LABTECH is releasing its newest instrument, the CLARIOstar, a high performance microplate reader with advanced monochromators, spectrometer, and filters. With this cutting-edge, hybrid technology, the CLARIOstar offers clear superiority with unparalleled flexibility and sensitivity.

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