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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 SLAS2014.

Travel Awards Enable SLAS2014 Participation

Students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty may apply for travel awards. 45 awarded last year.




Computational Science Comes of Age: New Algorithms Create Third Pillar of Drug Discovery
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Scientists like Chandrajit Bajaj, Ph.D., and his team at The University of Texas at Austin are taking big data and making it meaningful for laboratory science and technology professionals working in life science R&D. One aspect of Bajaj's research involves "structure determination from imaging," a combination of computer modeling, simulation, elucidation analysis and visualization achieved through the application of geometric and signal processing algorithms that run on UT's supercomputers. Read about this interesting work in the latest feature article in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. More


Aug. 5 deadline: SLAS2014 podium abstracts
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Those wishing to be considered for an SLAS2014 podium presentation — and the $10,000 SLAS Innovation Award — must submit abstracts by Monday, Aug. 5. "At this point, the program committee is specifically looking to enhance submissions in the areas of drug target biology, bioanalytical techniques, diagnostics and biomarkers, informatics, and micro/nano technologies," says Steve Hamilton, Ph.D., SLAS director of education. More

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JBS August issue now at JBS Online for members and subscribers
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"A Multiplexed Fluorescent Assay for Independent Second-Messenger Systems: Decoding GPCR Activation in Living Cells," "Quantitation of Chronic and Acute Treatment Effects on Neuronal Network Activity Using Image and Signal Analysis: Toward a High-Content Assay" and "High-Throughput Screening for Small-Molecule Inhibitors of Staphylococcus epidermidis RP62a Biofilms" are among the original research articles in the August issue. SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members and JBS subscribers can view the issue online now. More


Robots, robots, robots
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The video of the month on SLAS LabAutopedia is from The Netherlands and shows progress on increasing the "human-like" attributes of robots. The first part of the video includes robots playing football, demonstrating the developing mechanics, software and vision that can be applied to other applications. More


SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Awards deadline is Aug. 5
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Fostering connections between those newest to laboratory science and technology with more experienced professionals is why the SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Awards provide airfare, hotel accommodations and registration for SLAS2014, Jan. 18-22, San Diego, CA. Aug. 5 is the Tony B deadline for podium consideration; Sept. 16 is the due date for poster abstract submissions. Last year, 45 undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty members from 12 different countries participated in SLAS2013 as a result of this unique program. More

Two new companies showcased in The Market Place at
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ChemBridge Corporation (provider of enabling chemistry products and contract research services for small molecule drug discovery) and Prior Scientific (manufacturers of microscope automation equipment) are the latest companies to upload information to The Market Place at This searchable online product directory offers access to new and existing laboratory science and technology products and services information. More

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Study: Diabetes drug helps mice live longer, more healthfully
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Scientists have long sought drugs to extend life. One of the places they are searching is on the pharmacy shelf. Drugs like the immunosuppressant rapamycin have been shown to extend life in lab mice. Writing in Nature Communications, researchers from the National Institute on Aging and their colleagues present data reaffirming that diabetes drug metformin ought to be added to the theoretical checklist of compounds that appear to stave off aging. More

Tetrapod nanocrystals light the way to stronger polymers
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Fluorescent tetrapod nanocrystals could light the way to the future design of stronger polymer nanocomposites. A team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed an advanced opto-mechanical sensing technique based on tetrapod quantum dots that allows precise measurement of the tensile strength of polymer fibers with minimal impact on the fiber's mechanical properties. More


'Batman' style: How we can see with sound, too
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Birds do it. Bats do it. Now even educated people do it. Echolocation is the process used by certain animals to identify what lies ahead of them, by emitting sounds that bounce off objects. Now a team of researchers has created an algorithm that could give the rest of us a chance to see with sound. Lead study author Ivan Dokmanic of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Switzerland says the project started with a question: "Is it possible to just produce a sound and be like Batman or just hear the shape of the room?" More

X-ray crystal structures of the Escherichia coli RNA polymerase in complex with benzoxazinorifamycins
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Rifampin, a semisynthetic rifamycin, is the cornerstone of current tuberculosis treatment. Among many semisynthetic rifamycins, benzoxazinorifamycins have great potential for TB treatment due to their superior affinity for wild-type and rifampin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis RNA polymerases and their reduced hepatic Cyp450 induction activity. More

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Using laser and nanotechnology in the fight against superbugs
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Once antibiotic resistance has been established, it can evolve rapidly because bacteria multiply quickly. So, what can we do to prevent antibiotic resistance? Using antibiotics less frequently is a start, but researchers are helping, too. Thanks to laser and optical technology, a team of physicists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland have built a matchbox-size device that can test for the presence of bacteria in minutes by exploiting the movements of the bacterium's metabolism. More

World changing technology enables crops to take nitrogen from the air    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A major new technology has been developed by The University of Nottingham, which enables all of the world's crops to take nitrogen from the air rather than expensive and environmentally damaging fertilizers. Nitrogen fixation, the process by which nitrogen is converted to ammonia, is vital for plants to survive and grow. However, only a very small number of plants have the ability to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere with the help of nitrogen fixing bacteria. More

A blood based 12-miRNA signature of Alzheimer disease patients
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We apply next-generation sequencing to miRNAs from blood samples of 48 AD patients and 22 unaffected controls, yielding a total of 140 unique mature miRNAs with significantly changed expression levels. Of these, 82 have higher and 58 have lower abundance in AD patient samples. We selected a panel of 12 miRNAs for an RT-qPCR analysis on a larger cohort of 202 samples, comprising not only AD patients and healthy controls but also patients with other CNS illnesses. More

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Harvesting energy from carbon dioxide emissions
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An electrochemical cell could someday generate electricity from carbon dioxide emitted by power plants as the gas wafts into the atmosphere. Researchers demonstrate that the cell harvests energy released by the entropy created when CO2 mixes with fresh air. The device could help power plants increase electricity output without producing additional CO2. More

Natural chemical boosts organ regeneration
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Your body naturally contains a chemical that can boost organ regeneration and speed up wound healing. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids help new blood vessels to form, so Dipak Panigrahy at Harvard Medical School in Boston and colleagues wondered whether they might also accelerate other types of growth. To find out, they injected mice with EETs straight after the surgical removal of a lung or part of their liver. More

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