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SLAS global researchers discuss the universal language of science
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"The practice of biomedical research transcends national and cultural boundaries because of the central tenets of the scientific method and how scientific communication and publishing operate," says Charles P. Hart, Ph.D., vice president of biology at Threshold Pharmaceuticals in South San Francisco and JBS product focus editor. Hart and four SLAS colleagues talk about similarities before differences, as they discuss their scientific pursuits in China, France, Singapore, Spain, The Netherlands and the United States in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. More

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Radiolab features Dr. Oliver Sacks
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The latest podcast from SLAS2014 keynote speaker and Radiolab host Robert Krulwich is a heart-to-heart with the fascinating Oliver Sacks — physician, best-selling author and professor of neurology at the New York University School of Medicine. Sacks just turned 80 and looks back at his interesting career, which began with earthworms, a motorbike and an unfortunate laboratory notebook accident. More

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JBS Online features new manuscripts ahead-of-print
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"Development of High-Content Assays for Kidney Progenitor Cell Expansion in Transgenic Zebrafish" and "A Comparative High-Throughput Screening Protocol to Identify Entry Inhibitors of Enveloped Viruses" are among the new manuscripts available only to SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members and JBS subscribers ahead-of-print. More

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Congratulations SLAS Young Scientist Delegate!
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Shintaro Pang, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, was named an SLAS Young Scientist Delegate this past weekend at the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting in Chicago. The student's winning poster was titled, "Detection and Discrimination of Multi-Pesticides Using Single Aptamer-Based Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy." Pang receives a $500 cash prize, roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and full conference registration for SLAS2014, Jan. 18-22, San Diego. More

SLAS collaborates with MipTec 2013, Sept. 24-26, Basel
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SLAS will present four speakers within the MipTec High-Content Screening, Peptide Therapeutics and Natural Products and Synthetic Biology forums at MipTec 2013, the largest European conference dedicated to the science of drug discovery. SLAS also will invite the winner of the student poster competition to SLAS2014 as part of the SLAS Young Scientist Delegate program. MipTec keynote speakers are Dr. Ralf Schumacher, Roche Diagnostics, and Dr. Kári Stefánsson, deCODE Genetics. Registration is free and now open. More

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Fall SLAS Webinar Series explores phenotypic drug discovery approaches
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The three-part webinar series, "Phenotypic and Signaling Network Approaches as an Alternative to Target Based Drug Discovery," will be offered live this fall. As always, access to the SLAS Webinar series is free for SLAS dues-paid members. Sponsored by Cellular Dynamics International, the fall 2013 webinar schedule is:

Sept. 26
The Value of Phenotypic-Based Drug Discovery
David C. Swinney, Ph.D., Institute for Rare and Neglected Diseases Drug Discovery

Nov. 12
Phenotypic Drug Discovery Using Primary Human Cells and Co-Cultures: Lessons Learned
Ellen Berg, Ph.D., BioSeek, a division of DiscoveRx

Dec. 5
Modern Phenotypic Drug Discovery is a Viable Pharma Strategy
Jonathan Lee, Ph.D., Eli Lilly and Company

Registration is open.
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Researchers perform DNA computation in living cells
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Chemists from North Carolina State University have performed a DNA-based logic-gate operation within a human cell. The research may pave the way to more complicated computations in live cells, as well as new methods of disease detection and treatment. Logic gates are the means by which computers "compute," as sets of them are combined in different ways to enable computers to ultimately perform tasks like addition or subtraction. More

Automated techniques for respiratory virus detection
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Viral infection can lead to many respiratory problems including acute respiratory infection, which is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Most of the advances in clinical virology have been focused on nucleic acid amplification to detect the respiratory viruses, which has become the gold standard for the diagnosis of acute respiratory infection of viral etiology. Meanwhile, many studies were conducted to reduce the hands-on time for the assays. The main strategies studied included stepwise and full automation. More


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Stem cell clues uncovered
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Proper tissue function and regeneration is supported by stem cells, which reside in so-called niches. New work from Carnegie's Yixian Zheng and Haiyang Chen identifies an important component for regulating stem cell niches, with impacts on tissue building and function. The results could have implications for disease research. It is published by Cell Stem Cell. More

Assessing the stochastic intermittency of single quantum dot luminescence for robust quantification of biomolecules
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Single molecule detection schemes promise that one has the ability to reach the ultimate limit of detection: one molecule. In this paper, we use the stochastic luminescence of single semiconductor nanocrystals to detect and localize particles as digital counts. These digital counts can be correlated to the concentration of analytes in solution. Here, we use total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy to probe individual QDs immobilized on a functionalized substrate. More



Microscopy: Method shows best crystal orientation in nanomaterials
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An obstacle to developing low-cost energy conversion devices is understanding why small differences in materials can strongly affect performance. Figuring out the relationship between the structure and function of an electrode material, for example, is especially challenging for nanoparticle aggregates. Researchers have now developed an analytical procedure to scrutinize material structure and function with nanometer resolution across micrometer distances in such aggregates. More

Novel bacterial 'language' discovered
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LMU researchers have identified a yet unknown bacterial cell-cell communication system. In nature, bacteria are no mavericks but live in close association with neighboring bacteria. They have evolved specific cell-cell communication systems that allow them to detect the presence of others and even to build up cooperative networks. More

New whitepaper compares targeted resequencing strategies
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Oxford Gene Technology offers a new free whitepaper titled "When to use targeted resequencing — Choosing the right NGS method." The paper aims to assist researchers when planning next generation sequencing strategies by providing a detailed review of the major resequencing methods, comparing and contrasting method suitability. More


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Drug delivery: Small packages delivering huge results
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University of Melbourne researchers have developed an efficient system to coat tiny objects, such as bacterial cells, with thin films that assemble themselves which could have important implications for drug delivery as well as biomedical and environmental applications. Published in the journal Science, a team of researchers has developed a new strategy to coat microscopic materials, leading to a new-generation particle system with engineered properties. More

H7N9 bird flu may be developing drug resistance
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Some strains of the H7N9 bird flu in China are becoming resistant to the only antiviral drugs doctors have left to treat the infection, a new study suggests. The study, which examined the viruses in a single person infected with H7N9, found that a portion of the H7N9 viruses lurking inside the person were resistant to the antiviral drugsoseltamivir (marketed as Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza). More

Why cancer protects from Alzheimer's and vice versa
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The next generation may live to see 100, and with old age inevitably comes illness. While older people may be more prone to getting cancer or Alzheimer's, it seems they are unlikely to succumb to both. Understanding this link could offer insights into treating both diseases. The association was first noticed in 2005 when researchers looked at how many people over 65 with cancer later developed Alzheimer's, and vice versa. More


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