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Registration open for Ion Channel Assays Virtual Course
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Explore ion channel fundamental properties, technology landscape and role in normal physiology and disease states during the Sept. 8, 15 and 22 virtual course. Register to learn from outstanding speakers Claire Townsend, Ph.D., GlaxoSmithKline; Ronald J. Knox, Ph.D., Bristol-Myers Squibb Research; and Peter Miu, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. (Hon), Amgen. More


Who should we profile next?
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The launch of the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine featured a well-received profile of SLAS Member Andy Zaayenga and his outdoor adventures. Who should we profile next? Send your suggestions for SLAS members with non-scientific passions/hobbies that others might like to read about to More

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Screening Stem Cell 2011 keynote speaker on YouTube
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Watch Rudolph Jaenisch share his perspective on the advantages of mRNA reprogramming and the future challenges of using iPS cells in the field of stem cell research. Then, plan to hear him and other expert speakers LIVE in Boston on Sept. 26-27. Register at More


SLAS2012 — Celebrate at the Gaslamp Block Party Bash!
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SLAS will storm the streets of San Diego for a block party blowout on Tuesday evening, Feb. 7, to celebrate the first annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition. Expect live music, lots of food, open bars, foosball, pool, ping pong tables and comfortable lounge seating at this first-of-its-kind big bash event. More

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Academic Screening Symposium follows SLAS Stem Cells in Boston
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Coinciding with the September SLAS Stem Cells Symposium 2011, The Broad Institute will host The Second East Coast Academic Screening Symposium, 2011 on Wednesday, Sept. 28. More
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First trial of embryonic stem cell treatment for blindness begins
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Keeping in step with the flood of awesome stem cell news, a development on the embryonic front: California surgeons have implanted lab-grown retinal cells into the eyes of two patients losing their vision to macular degeneration, Technology Review reports. The retinal cells were grown from embryonic stem cells — those controversial (because of their source) biological building blocks with the ability to turn into any human tissue. More

Scientists unveil new tools for rewriting code of life
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The power to edit genes is as revolutionary, immediately useful and unlimited in its potential as was Johannes Gutenberg's printing press. And like Gutenberg's invention, most DNA editing tools are slow, expensive and hard to use — a brilliant technology in its infancy. Now, Harvard researchers developing genome-scale editing tools have rewritten the genome of living cells using the genetic equivalent of search and replace. More

Underground experiments would address questions of 'paramount importance'
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Proceeding with three physics experiments planned for the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory would provide an "exceptional opportunity" for major scientific advances and give the U.S. a leading role in underground science, says a new report by the National Research Council. Although the future of DUSEL is uncertain, each of the proposed experiments addresses at least one crucial unanswered question. More

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Natural chemical found in grapes may protect against Alzheimer's
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Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that grape seed polyphenols — a natural antioxidant — may help prevent the development or delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The research, led by Giulio Maria Pasinetti, Professor of Psychiatry and Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, was published online in the current issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. More

Shortening drug development cycle with new silicon-based screening tool
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Researchers from A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics have developed a lateral silicon-based drug screening tool that has demonstrated simultaneous capture of 12 individual cells — 12 times higher throughput than conventional patch clamping. The device can be scaled up to allow 1536 cell-recordings simultaneously, permitting 16 times higher throughput than existing planar patch clamp approach. More


Instrumentation: Firms help meet demand for equipment
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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is on record for many things, including prompting one of the most intensive and public seafood safety programs ever. Less public was the participation of instrumentation companies, which supplied the gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and detection technologies used by federal and state researchers for safety testing. More

US support needed to expand assault on neglected diseases
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If you asked average Americans if they've ever heard of sleeping sickness, river blindness or elephantiasis, you'd probably get puzzled looks. But ask a Congolese, Sudanese or Bangladeshi about these parasitic diseases, and you might get a nod of the head or perhaps even a point in the direction of someone who has been infected. More

A new push against HIV
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The National Institutes of Health is providing three research teams — each consisting of an academic and an industry partner — with up to five years of funding to develop new strategies for combating HIV. The agency plans to spend as much as $70 million to support the new anti-HIV research program. Merck & Co. will participate in two of the three projects, joining forces with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the University of California, San Francisco. More

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Automated Benchtop Cell Analysis Platform
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US – CA – Emeryville

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