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SLAS Quiz: Which Famous Scientist Are You?
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Are you a persistent scientist who works to overcome any obstacle like Marie Curie? Or are you the highly logical Spock-type scientist, not afraid to greet your colleagues with a Vulcan salute?

Take this short quiz to find out, and then share your scientific achievements at SLAS2016, Jan. 23-27, San Diego. Remember, others aspire to be famous for their life science R&D accomplishments too. There is limited space in our world-class scientific program, so submit your abstract by Aug. 3.
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SLAS ELN Reports: Barry Bunin — Reading, Writing & Rounding Up Research
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Before The Cloud was a regular part of our lexicon, entrepreneurs such as Barry Bunin pioneered secure, collaborative data hosting for scientists. His curiosity about collaborative science led him to form Collaborative Drug Discovery, and the company’s core database product that lets users organize chemical structures and biological study data and collaborate with internal or external partners through a web interface.

Bunin is the SLAS2016 Informatics Track associate chair. Read more in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine.
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JALA and JBS Online Spotlight Spain
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JALA and JBS publish life sciences R&D achievements from around the world, and a new main menu feature at JALA Online and JBS Online spotlights recently published reports from SLAS authors in Spain.

Learn more about Spanish innovations, such as "Validation of Rapid Microbiological Methods," and "A Novel In Vitro Approach for Simultaneous Evaluation of CYP3A4 Inhibition and Solubility" and more.

Photo credit: Sagrada Familia @Andres Rodriguez, Dreamstime Stock Photos.
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SLAS2016 Special Session — Biobanking: Evolving from Managing Small Molecules to Biological Molecules
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In partnership with the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER), this session on Jan. 25 will feature presentations from four top researchers.

They will explore the challenges faced when automating the process to collect, prepare, distribute and archive clinical samples, compounded by increased samples and derivatives.

Session chairs are Jonathan O'Connell, Forma Therapeutics, and Andy Zaayenga, ISBER.
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JBS Open Access: Screening for Small-Molecule Modulators of Long Noncoding RNA-Protein Interactions Using AlphaScreen
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NEW and FREE at JBS Online — this University of Miami study shows the feasibility of using high-throughput screening to identify modulators of lncRNA-protein interactions and paves the road for targeting lncRNAs that are dysregulated in human disorders using small-molecule therapies.

This is a SAGE Choice article, allowing all readers immediate free access to the full manuscript.
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Protect Your Scholarly Identity
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Register now with ORCID to secure a unique identifier for yourself so editors, funding agencies, publishers and institutions can reliably recognize you in the same way that ISBNs and DOIs identify books and articles.

ORCID supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities to ensure your work is properly recognized. Once you have an ORCID ID, be sure to add it to your user profile in JALA SAGEtrack and JBS SAGEtrack. Registration is fast, free and easy.
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These Chemists Find Intellectual Stimulation, Satisfaction by Working in Their 90s
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Paul Greengard says he isn't necessarily convinced he should be part of this story. He's been told it's about chemists who are still working in their 90s. With blue eyes twinkling, he offers a playful smile and points out that he's only 89 and is usually described as a neuroscientist. To the latter point, Greengard's research on the biochemistry of neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases puts him squarely in chemistry's camp. More


Stem Cells Rescue Patients from Mitochondrial Disease
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Mitochondrial DNA diseases are a set of mutations that that cause a wide range of fatal or severely debilitating diseases affecting roughly 1:2500 individuals born in the U.S. each year. Now, researchers from the Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy at Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon National Primate Research Center have revealed what they believe is the first critical step to developing novel therapies for patients with mitochondrial disease. More


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Controlling the Ionic Current Rectification Factor of a Nanofluidic/Microfluidic Interface with Symmetric Nanocapillary Interconnects
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The current rectification factor can be tailored by changing the degree of asymmetry between the fluid baths on opposite sides of a nanocapillary membrane (NCM). A symmetric device with symmetric fluid baths connected to opposite sides of the NCM did not rectify ionic current; while a NCM connected between fluid baths with a 32-fold difference in cross-sectional area produced a rectification factor of 75. More


Facebook for the Proteome
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There are approximately 20,000 human genes that encode proteins, but despite remarkable progress since the human genome was first sequenced more than a decade ago, scientists still understand in detail how only a small fraction of how these proteins function in the cell. The field of proteomics, a logical extension of the Human Genome Project, is revealing how proteins execute processes encoded by the genes that produce them. More




UV-Induced Proton Transfer between DNA Strands
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UV radiation creates excited states in DNA that lead to mutagenic photoproducts. Photoexcitation of single-stranded DNA can transfer an electron between stacked bases, but the fate of excited states in the double helix has been intensely debated. Here, photoinduced interstrand proton transfer (PT) triggered by intrastrand electron transfer (ET) is detected for the first time by time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy and quantum mechanical calculations. More


Imaging Glucose Uptake Activity Inside Single Cells
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Researchers at Columbia University have reported a new approach to visualize glucose uptake activity in single living cells by light microscopy with minimum disturbance. In a recent study published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Associate Professor of Chemistry Wei Min's team developed a new glucose analogue that can mimic the natural glucose, and imaged its uptake as energy source by living cancer cells, neurons and tissues at the single cell level. More


Orchestrating Inner Ear Hair Cell Regeneration
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A new study in the July 16 online and Aug. 10 print issue of Developmental Cell, from Stowers Institute for Medical Research Associate Investigator Tatjana Piotrowski, Ph.D., zeros in on an important component of this secret weapon in fish: the support cells that surround centrally-located hair cells in each garlic-shaped sensory organ, or neuromast. More


Spintronics Just Got Faster
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Electrons spin around atoms, but also spin around themselves, and can cross over from one spin state to another. A property which can be exploited for next-generation hard drives. However, "spin cross-over" has been considered too slow to be efficient. Using ultrafast measurements, EPFL scientists have now shown for the first time that electrons can cross spins at least 100,000 times faster than previously thought. More


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