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SLAS explores informatics for drug discovery at ELRIG
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"Informatics: Making Knowledge from Laboratory Data" is a free, two-day, lunchtime seminar to be held Sept. 5-6 in Manchester Central, U.K. SLAS leaders and ELRIG session chairs Joe Bradley, Scitegrity; Bryn Williams-Jones, Connected Discovery; and Burkhard Schaefer, BSSN Software, note the sessions will show practical solutions rather than technical details and are designed to be of interest and easy to follow by drug discovery scientists of all disciplines. More


SLAS ELN member profile: Engineer David Pechter
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"The engineering of lab automation is founded on engineering fundamentals, but also is very much informed and motivated by the modern methods of biological science," Pechter observes. Read more about this mechanical engineer's career path, professional insight and volunteer contributions in the latest SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood feature. More

Science — Lost in Translation?
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Sir Harold Kroto, SLAS2013 keynote speaker and winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, challenged attendees of the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting held earlier this month. "Basically, I'm not here to make you feel comfortable. I'm here to make you think," Kroto says in the video. He talks about common sense, uncommon sense and nonsense while crediting Copernicus, Galileo and Giordano Bruno as the "people who fought for you to have the freedom to doubt." The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting brings together Nobel Laureates and young researchers for intergenerational inspiration. More

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July 30 deadlines approach — act now!
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Are you interested in being considered for the $10,000 SLAS Innovation Award? Then submit your SLAS2013 podium abstract by the July 30 deadline. Do you wish to be considered for a Tony B. Academic Travel Award, which includes airfare, SLAS2013 registration and shared hotel accommodations for selected students? Your deadline also is Monday, July 30. SLAS2013, Jan. 12-16 in Orlando, is where 4,500 of the best global laboratory science and technology minds connect. More

JBS August issue now at JBS Online for members and subscribers
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"Minimum Significant Ratio of Selectivity Ratios (MSRSR) and Confidence in Ratio of Selectivity Ratios (CRSR): Quantitative Measures for Selectivity Ratios Obtained by Screening Assays," "Fragment Screening Using Capillary Electrophoresis (CEfrag) for Hit Identification of Heat Shock Protein 90 ATPase Inhibitors" and "Simultaneous Determination of Global DNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation Levels by Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography–Tandem Mass Spectrometry" are featured in the August issue, which SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members can view now. More

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First fluorine gas found in nature
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Fluorine gas (F2), which has been called chemistry's hellcat, is so reactive that chemists have long assumed it does not occur in nature. Now researchers in Munich have evidence that the gas exists naturally, trapped inside a dark purple fluorite mineral called antozonite. The discovery resolves a nearly 200-year-old debate about why the mineral, known as "stinkspar" or "fetid fluorite," smells so bad when it is crushed. More

Study: Deadly liver cancer may be triggered by cells changing identity
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A rare type of cancer thought to derive from cells in the bile ducts of the liver may actually develop when one type of liver cell morphs into a totally different type, a process scientists used to consider all but impossible. UCSF researchers triggered this kind of cellular transformation — and caused tumors to form in mice — by activating just two genes. More


To stay ahead in the ever-quickening world of research, scientists must be fast and cunning
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You have probably heard of Moore's Law. You may even be sick of hearing about it, and for good reason — the exponential growth of technological capabilities describes many fields, including biotechnology. The practice of manipulating life became a technology with a common currency — where MIPS or transistor count might serve as measures of computer sophistication, sequencing cost and construct length became some of the measures for synthetic biology. More

Tools help match drugs with targets
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A new study details how a suite of web-based tools provides the research community with greatly improved capacity to compare data derived from large collections of genomic information against thousands of drugs. By comparing drugs and genetic targets, researchers can more easily identify pharmaceuticals that could be effective against different forms of cancer. More

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Selective imaging of active pharmaceutical ingredients in powdered blends with common excipients utilizing two-photon excited ultraviolet-fluorescence and ultraviolet-second order nonlinear optical imaging of chiral crystals
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Second order nonlinear optical imaging of chiral crystals and two-photon excited fluorescence measurements (both autofluorescence and two-photon excited UV-fluorescence) were assessed for the selective detection of APIs relative to common pharmaceutical excipients. Active pharmaceutical ingredients compose only a small percentage of most tabulated formulations, yet the API distribution within the tablet can affect drug release and tablet stability. More

Mayo Clinic creates tool to track real-time chemical changes in brain
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Mayo Clinic researchers have found a novel way to monitor real-time chemical changes in the brains of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation. The groundbreaking insight will help physicians more effectively use DBS to treat brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease, depression and Tourette syndrome. The findings are published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. More

Toughened silicon sponges may make tenacious batteries
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Researchers at Rice University and Lockheed Martin reported that they've found a way to make multiple high-performance anodes from a single silicon wafer. The process uses simple silicon to replace graphite as an element in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, laying the groundwork for longer-lasting, more powerful batteries for such applications as commercial electronics and electric vehicles. More

Stabilizing gold adatoms by thiophenyl derivatives: A possible route toward metal redispersion
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Tris(phenylthio)benzene molecules have been synthesized in order to explore their ability to trap single Au adatoms on an Au(111) surface. The resulting metal-organic complexes have been characterized with low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy and infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy; possible structure models have been derived from density functional calculations. More

Arktic: affordable, automated biobanking

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Old folks' stomach bacteria are secret to their health
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A glimpse inside older people's stomachs reveals how gut bacteria and diet might influence health. Last year, Paul O'Toole at University College Cork in Ireland and his colleagues found that the collection of gut bacteria in adults over 65 varied considerably. "It was surprising because bacterial communities in the gut are broadly similar across young adults," says O'Toole. More

Calculations reveal fine line for hydrogen release from storage materials    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hydrogen, the simplest and most abundant element on Earth, is a promising energy carrier for emerging clean energy technology. Hydrogen is the energy carrier that powers fuel cells in electric cars, and can be used to store energy generated by renewable sources at times of low demand. A major challenge with hydrogen energy is meeting the dual goals of high storage density and efficient kinetics for hydrogen release when it is needed. More


FDA approves first HIV-prevention drug
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In a milestone announcement, the FDA approved the use of Truvada, the first drug to be used for HIV prevention in the 30-plus year battle against the virus. To be used as part of safe sex practices and continued testing, the drug, which was first approved in 2004, has already shown promise in preventing infection, with some figures placing protection rates as high as 90 percent. More

Lead poisoning and the deceptive recovery of the critically endangered California condor
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Endangered species recovery programs seek to restore populations to self-sustaining levels. Nonetheless, many recovering species require continuing management to compensate for persistent threats in their environment. Judging true recovery in the face of this management is often difficult, impeding thorough analysis of the success of conservation programs. We illustrate these challenges with a multidisciplinary study of one of the world's rarest birds — the California condor. More

Rapid Sample Transfer Between Different Labware Formats
This application note by INTEGRA discusses and demonstrates how the advent of adjustable spacing multichannel pipettes presents labs with a valuable new tool for accelerating tasks where samples need reformatting while at the same time increasing precision, reliability and comfort of the pipetting procedure. MORE
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