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SLAS2016 Tony B. Academic Travel Award Applications/Podium Abstracts Due Aug. 3
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Tony B. Awards provide students with airfare, full conference registration, hotel accommodations and the opportunity to participate fully in SLAS2016, Jan. 23-27 in San Diego, CA.

Students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty may apply for these prestigious travel awards by submitting a podium or poster abstract. Podium abstracts are due Aug. 3 and poster abstracts can be submitted as late as Sept. 21.
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SLAS ELN Reports: Seek Mentors to Enhance Your Career
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Establishing successful mentoring relationships takes work — but pays off time and again as laboratory science and technology professionals pursue career goals.

Career consultant Dan Eustace reviews steps you can take to establish meaningful mentoring connections to help advance your career. Eustace's workshops and one-on-one counseling sessions are favorites at SLAS international conferences — past participant Tim Ruckh explains why.
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Mighty Monkey Wrenches Receives SLAS FIRST Team Grant
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David Pechter, SLAS member and JALA podcast editor, mentors the Mighty Monkey Wrenches, a FIRST team based in Ewing, NJ. The team includes students from both Ewing High School and the New Jersey School for the Deaf, and uses the Rubik’s cube as a symbol of their six values: diversity, respect, change, acceptance, responsibility and passion.

The $500 SLAS FIRST Team Grant supports this team’s mission to engage students "in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership." SLAS members actively engaged as FIRST coaches or mentors are invited to apply annually.
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SLAS Author Workshop in U.K.: How to Get Your Work Published
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There is no magic bullet, but there are important tips that every prospective author should know before submitting a scientific manuscript for consideration by a peer-reviewed journal. Julio Martin Plaza, Ph.D., of GSK in Spain (and member of the Journal of Biomolecular Screening Editorial Board) will share step-by-step advice on how to design and write scientific research papers more clearly and effectively to improve chances for successful publication.

Attendees will learn what editors want, what they don't want, and how reviewers evaluate manuscripts. The session will be held 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Sept. 2 at ELRIG Drug Discovery in Telford, U.K.
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SLAS2016 Short Course Lineup Available
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Check the list of half-, one- and two-day SLAS2016 Short Courses currently scheduled for Jan. 23-24 in San Diego. The SLAS2016 Short Course Planning Coordinators — Chair Sue Holland-Crimmin, GSK; Andrew Napper, Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research; William Neil, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Robyn Rourick, Genentech — reviewed past Short Course attendee evaluations and re-engineered course offerings to deliver what SLAS members say they need and want most. Course descriptions and registration information will be available in August 2015. More



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New Cell Structure Finding Might Lead to Novel Cancer Therapies
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University of Warwick scientists in the U.K. say they have discovered a cell structure which could help researchers understand why some cancers develop. For the first time a structure called "the mesh" has been identified which helps to hold together cells. They believe their study ("The mesh is a network of microtubule connectors that stabilizes individual kinetochore fibers of the mitotic spindle") changes our understanding of the cell's internal scaffolding. More

An Elusive Molecule, Finally Revealed
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Scientists at the University of Arizona have discovered a mysterious molecule with a structure simple enough to make it into high school textbooks, yet so elusive that chemists have argued for more than a century over whether it even exists. And, like so many important discoveries in science, this one started out with a neglected flask sitting in a storage fridge, in this case in the lab of Andrei Sanov, a professor in the UA's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. More



Structure Of Vesicle That Transports Cargo Around Cells Is Determined
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It's an iconic image seen in high school biology textbooks: Vesicles bud from organelles inside cells and then travel to other cellular compartments carrying proteins. These proteins are either ready to be deployed for cellular activities such as secretion or are returning to home base for repackaging. Researchers in Germany are now reporting the first complete structure of the outer protein coating of one of these transport vesicles. More

Troubleshooting CRISPR
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The remarkable ease and accuracy with which scientists can alter genomes using the CRISPR-Cas9 system has led to promising advances toward improving human health and the environment through genetic engineering. Cas9, a protein found naturally in certain bacteria, functions like a pair of molecular scissors to precisely cut sections of DNA and is extremely effective as a gene-editing tool. More

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Current State and Future Challenges of Mass Spectrometry Imaging for Clinical Research
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The ability of mass spectrometry imaging to localize panels of biomolecules in tissues, without prior knowledge of their presence and in a label-free manner, has led to a rapid and substantial impact in clinical and pharmacological research, uncovering biomolecular changes associated with disease and providing low cost imaging of pharmaceuticals. More

'Fifth Element' Joins Classical iPSC Factors, Constrains Cell Death
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The factors used to induce pluripotency and create so-called adult stem cells are anything but inert, but they could use extra "oomph." To enhance their effect, say scientist in France, introduce another factor, a naturally occurring protein called netrin-1. With netrin-1, the original factors — Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc — can produce many more induced pluripotent stems cells, mainly by limiting apoptosis, or cell death. More

An Ultimate Stereocontrol in Asymmetric Synthesis of Optically Pure Fully Aromatic Helicenes
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The role of the helicity of small molecules in enantioselective catalysis, molecular recognition, self-assembly, material science, biology, and nanoscience is much less understood than that of point-, axial-, or planar-chiral molecules. To uncover the envisaged potential of helically chiral polyaromatics represented by iconic helicenes, their availability in an optically pure form through asymmetric synthesis is urgently needed. More

Light Can Do More
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Researchers at McGill University have discovered a clean photo-driven pathway for the efficient synthesis of aryl iodides under extremely mild conditions. The finding, published June 18 in Journal of the American Chemical Society, provides a more straightforward and greener option for preparing versatile iodide reagents, and avoids the problem of metal residue in synthetic chemistry. More

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