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SLAS awards $10,000 cash prize

The SLAS Innovation Award recognizes the work behind that one unique and special presentation at SLAS2013.

Travel Awards Enable SLAS2013 Participation

Students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty may apply for travel awards. Close to 40 awarded last year.



SLAS announces 'stay and save' for SLAS2013
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SLAS2013 participants who make their Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center hotel reservations by Dec. 13 are eligible for the Gaylord Palms Stay-and-Save Drawing. Fifty winners will be chosen to receive up to $200 off their hotel stay ($50 off each night for up to four nights). Check the website for additional savings opportunities exclusively for SLAS2013 participants staying at this official SLAS2013 hotel. SLAS2013 is Jan. 12-16 in Orlando, Fla. More


5 days remain to submit your SLAS2013 podium abstract
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Put the finishing touches on your podium abstract for SLAS2013, as the Monday, July 30 submission deadline date is around the corner. Take advantage of this opportunity to have your work considered for presentation to the world's leading research scientists, engineers, academics and business leaders in the laboratory science and technology community. Be sure to note if you are interested in being considered for the $10,000 SLAS Innovation Award. More

2013 JALA Ten nominations accepted until Sept. 22
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The JALA Editorial Board seeks nominations for the top 10 breakthroughs of the year that are inspiring the next generation of medical advances through transformative technologies in biology and medicine. The JALA Ten honors the efforts of researchers from all over the world and covers disciplines that range from laboratory automation, robotics, drug discovery, drug screening, novel therapeutic strategies and delivery technologies, diagnostics, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, microtechnology as it relates to biology and medicine, novel characterization techniques and more. More

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SLAS2013 speaker isolating cancer cells using innovative chip
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SLAS2013 keynote speaker Mehmet Toner, Ph.D., co-leads a Stand Up to Cancer Dream Team pushing forward with work on the innovative circulating tumor cell chip to find that "one in a billion" cell that is cancer. The hope is that isolating and analyzing these cells could help physicians detect and treat cancer and also help scientists learn how cancers metastasize. Be sure to watch the video. More

Apply by July 30 for the Tony B. Academic Travel Awards
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"Without the Tony B. award, I probably would not have been able to attend SLAS2012," said Vindhya Kunduru, a Ph.D. student at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. "The networking at SLAS is outstanding! My LinkedIn networks have been explosive due to SLAS." Students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty — take a lesson from Kunduru and submit your application by Monday, July 30. More

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Have some fun — SLAS ELN video posted
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A year old this month, the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine remains people focused and people sourced as it provides state-of-the-science features on topics affecting those in laboratory science and technology. SLAS ELN member profiles provide a look into the career paths and personal activities of the interesting people we proudly call our members. Watch the new video showcasing the SLAS ELN inaugural year. More


Light-triggered eradication of Acinetobacter baumannii by means of NO delivery from a porous material with an entrapped metal nitrosyl
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A photoactive manganese nitrosyl, namely [Mn(PaPy3)(NO)](ClO4) ({Mn-NO}), has been loaded into the columnar pores of an MCM-41 host. Strong interaction between the polar nitrosyl and the −OH groups on the host wall leads to excellent entrapment of the NO donor within the porous host. With the aluminosilicate-based host (Al-MCM-41), the loading is further enhanced due to electrostatic interaction of the cationic species with the aluminum sites. More


Diamond in the rough: Half-century puzzle solved
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A Yale-led team of mineral physicists has for the first time confirmed through high-pressure experiments the structure of cold-compressed graphite, a form of carbon that is comparable in hardness to its cousin, diamond, but only requires pressure to synthesize. The researchers believe their findings could open the way for a super hard material that can withstand great force and can be used -- as diamond-based materials are now -- for many electronic and industrial applications. More

Diagnostics-drugs pairings advance personalized medicine
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Within two weeks last August, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved two new cancer drugs: Roche's Zelboraf, also called vemurafenib, for metastatic melanoma and Pfizer's Xalkori, or crizotinib, for non-small-cell lung cancer. What sets those drugs apart from other cancer treatments is the requirement that physicians use a diagnostic test to determine whether each one is right for a patient. More

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Mechanically induced intramolecular electron transfer in a mixed-valence molecular shuttle
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The kinetics and thermodynamics of intramolecular electron transfer can be subjected to redox control in a bistable [2]rotaxane comprised of a dumbbell component containing an electron-rich 1,5-dioxynaphthalene unit and an electron-poor phenylene-bridged bipyridinium (P-BIPY2+) unit and a cyclobis (paraquat-p-phenylene) (CBPQT4+) ring component. More

Scientists identify protein required to regrow injured nerves in limbs
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A protein required to regrow injured peripheral nerves has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The finding, in mice, has implications for improving recovery after nerve injury in the extremities. It also opens new avenues of investigation toward triggering nerve regeneration in the central nervous system, notorious for its inability to heal. More

Europe's first gene therapy approval anticipated
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What a milestone. After three decades of development, European regulators have recommended approval for the first commercial gene therapy in Europe and the U.S. The therapy is for a rare genetic condition called lipoprotein lipase deficiency. People with the disorder can't break down globules of fat in the bloodstream called chylomicrons. As a result, these clog up blood vessels in the gut and pancreas, often resulting in agonizing visits to intensive care. More

New research may lead to new approach to detect prostate cancer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An undergraduate student's technique for detecting certain metabolites in urine samples could lead to a simpler and more accurate way to test for prostate cancer. Developed by Casey Burton of Lake Ozark, Mo., a senior chemistry major at Missouri University of Science and Technology, the technique also could prove to be less expensive than conventional prostate-specific antigen testing for prostate cancer. More

Arktic: affordable, automated biobanking

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New pig models for cancer studies
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A naturally occurring line of immunodeficient pigs can support the growth of human tumors injected under their skin, offering a promising new large-animal model for studying human cancers and testing new drugs and treatment strategies. The ability of human melanoma cells and pancreatic carcinoma cells to grow in these pig models is described in an article in BioResearch Open Access. More

Selective imaging of active pharmaceutical ingredients in powdered blends with common excipients utilizing 2-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


New genomic sequencing method enables 'smarter' anaysis of individual cells
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Only by viewing a Seurat painting at close range can you appreciate the hidden complexities of pointillism — small, distinct dots of pure color applied in patterns to form an image from a distance. Similarly, biologists and geneticists have long sought to analyze profiles of genes at the single cell level but technology limitations have only allowed a view from afar until now. More

High grade deep well plates applications report available
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A new applications report shows deep well polypropylene microplates from Porvair Sciences to contain almost no significant levels of leachable or extractable compounds which might affect the integrity of stored samples. The report shows the result of GC/MS analysis carried out by Porvair Sciences on a wide range of different manufacturers' polypropylene deep well plates to establish levels of extractable or leachable contaminants in each of them. E-mail for a copy of the applications report. More

European Society of Human Genetics sequencing presentation available online
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Oxford Gene Technology offers a recording of its workshop featuring Dr. Dan Swan, a senior next generation sequencing computational biologist at OGT, and Professor Jacqueline Schoumans, head of the Cancer Cytogenetic Unit in Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland, discussing the use of arrays and next generation sequencing to identify causative mutations in cancer and rare disease samples. You can view the presentation or read an interview with Professor Schoumans on the OGT website at no cost. More

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