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JALA Online features new manuscripts ahead-of-print
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"Micropatterning of Silica Nanoparticles by Electrospray Deposition through a Stencil Mask" and "Microfluidic Platforms for Single-Cell Protein Analysis" are among the new manuscripts available only to SLAS Laboratory Automation Section members and JALA subscribers ahead-of-print. More


Computational Approaches in Cheminformatics and Bioinformatics
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SLAS2014 presenter Rajarshi Guha is co-author of this breakthrough guide that provides insight on how to blend these two sciences for progressive research and innovation. It is the latest pick as Andy Zaayenga's Book of the Month from the SLAS LabAutopedia Book List. More

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If you haven't been to the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine lately, here's what you've been missing: More

The countdown begins for SLAS2014!
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SLAS2014, Jan. 18-22, will feature all the great scientific education, programming, intelligent network building and new products and services you have come to expect from SLAS. Make plans now to join us next year, and keep this countdown clock handy! More

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Building a liver from stem cells
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Reporting in the journal Nature, researchers say they have created a functional liver using induced pluripotent stem cells. The team of scientists first created “liver buds” and transplanted those into mice, where the buds grew into tissue resembling the adult liver. Anthony Atala of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, who was not affiliated with the work, describes what was done and whether whole, functioning, transplantable organs might be created in this way. More

Unemployment among U.S. scientists raises doubts about need for foreign researchers
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The current immigration debate in Congress goes far beyond border protection. Bills under consideration in both the Senate and House of Representatives could overhaul the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) immigration system. The Senate bill (S. 744) would almost double the number of skilled temporary workers allowed to come into the country as part of comprehensive immigration reform. More


Tissue engineering: how to build a heart
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Doris Taylor doesn't take it as an insult when people call her Dr Frankenstein. "It was actually one of the bigger compliments I've gotten," she says — an affirmation that her research is pushing the boundaries of the possible. Given the nature of her work as director of regenerative medicine research at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, Taylor has to admit that the comparison is apt. She regularly harvests organs such as hearts and lungs from the newly dead, re-engineers them starting from the cells and attempts to bring them back to life in the hope that they might beat or breathe again in the living. More

Research leads to portable DNA testing device    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
More than 10 years of research and development have led to the introduction of a portable DNA analysis device that relies on technology developed by University of Virginia professor James P. Landers and a team of university researchers in collaboration with Lockheed Martin. Low-volume production of the new IntrepID S2A-90 device is under way, and full-scale production is being ramped up as Lockheed Martin delivered the device to select customers in May. More

Add-and-Read Plate Reader
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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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Automatic tube handling module
Automating your lab but need help at the front-end? Flex TVF (Tube and Vial Feeder) takes bulk tubes—up to 2000 in one hopper load—and quickly orients them in exactly the same position on a belt. Perfect for downstream automation. See it live in action!

Shedding light on unique RNAs
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The genes that code for proteins — more than 20,000 in total — make up only about 1 percent of the complete human genome. That entire thing — not just the genes, but also genetic junk and all the rest — is coiled and folded up in any number of ways within the nucleus of each of our cells. Think, then, of the challenge that a protein or other molecule, like RNA, faces when searching through that material to locate a target gene. More

Vitamin C helps control gene activity in stem cells
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Vitamin C affects whether genes are switched on or off inside mouse stem cells, suggesting that it may play a fundamental role in helping to guide normal development in mice, humans and other animals, a team of researchers has discovered. The researchers found that vitamin C assists enzymes that play a crucial role in releasing the brakes that keep certain genes from becoming activated in the embryo soon after fertilization, when egg and sperm fuse. More

Genetic screening approach IDs new targets for lung cancer
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Because patients diagnosed with late-stage non-small-cell lung cancer often have limited treatment options, researchers are ardently working to develop new drugs, paying special attention to how individuals respond to these therapies based on their genetic makeup. But finding the cancer-associated mutations that are functionally important — and therefore prime targets — has proved difficult. More

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Bone-marrow transplants 'cure' men with HIV
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Two men known only as the "Boston patients" have both stopped taking their anti-HIV medications following transplants of bone-marrow stem cells that appear to have banished the virus from their bodies. They are the latest in a series of people with HIV who appear to be practically rid of the virus — although researchers warn it is too soon to declare them cured. More

Unique epigenomic code identified during human brain development
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Changes in the epigenome, including chemical modifications of DNA, can act as an extra layer of information in the genome, and are thought to play a role in learning and memory, as well as in age-related cognitive decline. The results of a new study show that the landscape of DNA methylation, a particular type of epigenomic modification, is highly dynamic in brain cells during the transition from birth to adulthood. 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.

Anything is possible with BMG LABTECH’s CLARIOstar. Any wavelength. Any bandwidth. Any assay.
30 Seconds Can Save You 90% on Pipette Tips
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Sample Screening from your Compound
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Director, Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center
Washington State University
US – WA – Prosser

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