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Deadlines near for SLAS Screening Stem Cells 2011
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"Stem cells are the source of all tissues of the body, and understanding their properties is fundamental to our understanding of human biology in health and disease." (Harvard Stem Cell Institute website). Explore this exciting field with the experts at SLAS Screening Stem Cells 2011, Sept. 26-27 in Boston. Poster submissions are due Aug. 10 for inclusion in final program and early-bird registration discounts are offered through Aug. 15. More


JBS: High-content analysis of CCR2 antagonists on human primary monocytes
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In the newly released JBS August issue, authors Kredel, Wolff, Hobbie, Bieler, Gierschik and Heilker analyze MCP-1 internalization into primary human monocytes using partially automated liquid handling, automated fluorescence microscopic imaging and a specific image analysis algorithm. More

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Aug. 8 deadline for SLAS2012 podium abstracts
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Be part of the most prestigious educational program in the field of laboratory science and technology. Submit an abstract of your recent achievements to the SLAS First Annual Conference and Exhibition, Feb. 4-8, San Diego. More


New SLAS ELN feature on translational medicine now online
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Defining translational medicine isn't easy. According to some experts, the term has almost as many definitions as practitioners. Learn more at the new SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood feature on this topic. More

Impact of technology evolution on ion channel drug discovery
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Ronald J. Knox, Ph.D., Bristol-Myers Squibb Research, digs deep into R&D for ion channel drugs and the technologies that enabled their discovery. His Sept. 15 webinar is the second module in a three-part SLAS virtual course. Register today. More

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Chemists transform acids into bases
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Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have accomplished in the lab what until now was considered impossible: transform a family of compounds which are acids into bases. As chemistry lab sessions have taught us, acids are substances that taste sour and react with metals and bases (bases are the chemical opposite of acids). For example, compounds of the element boron are acidic while nitrogen and phosphorus compounds are basic. More


Fundamental matter-antimatter symmetry confirmed
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According to modern cosmology, matter and antimatter were created in equal amounts in the Big Bang at the beginning of the universe. Physicists are developing concepts to explain why the visible universe now seems to be made entirely out of matter. On the other hand, experimental groups are producing antimatter atoms artificially to explore the fundamental symmetries between matter and antimatter. More

Proton-coupled electron transfer from tryptophan
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The mechanism of proton-coupled electron transfer from tyrosine in enzymes and synthetic model complexes is under intense discussion, in particular the pH dependence of the PCET rate with water as proton acceptor. Here we report on the intramolecular oxidation kinetics of tryptophan derivatives linked to [Ru(bpy)3]2+ units with water as proton acceptor, using laser flash-quench methods. More

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Mapping the most complex object in known universe
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It's paint-by-numbers for neuroscientists. At the Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany, researchers have devised a faster way of computing the neural connections that make up the brain. Mapping out this intricate web previously depended on the human eye as no computer was powerful enough to handle the brain's complex network of 70 billion neurons and thousands of kilometers of circuits. More

Role of mitochondria in Parkinson disease
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People with Parkinson disease, a neuromuscular disorder triggered by the progressive loss of brain cells that secrete the neurotransmitter dopamine, often harbor mutations in mitochondria found in dopamine neurons, leading to defects in energy production within those neurons. Yet precisely how the mitochondrial defects lead to the death of the neurons remains unclear. More


Researchers look to dogs to better understand bone cancer
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A new University of Minnesota discovery might help bone cancer patients fight their disease more effectively, according to new research published in the September issue of Bone. Bone cancer typically affects children; the course and aggressiveness of the disease can vary from patient to patient and is difficult to predict. Some patients respond well to conventional therapies. Others respond poorly to treatment or their disease comes back rapidly. More

More Merck job cuts
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Merck will cut as many as 13,000 jobs worldwide by 2015, the firm announced, in addition to the nearly 17,000 jobs eliminated following its 2009 merger with Schering Plough. The cuts were outlined in the firm's second quarter earnings statement in which it reported a 7 percent increase in sales to $12.15 billion compared to the second quarter of 2010, with net income nearly tripling to about $2 billion for the quarter. More

Oxygen molecules discovered in deep space
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Astronomers can finally breathe a sigh of relief: A team of scientists has discovered the first oxygen molecules in deep space, capping a nearly 230-year search for the elusive cosmic molecule. The oxygen molecules were detected in a star-forming region of the Orion nebula, roughly 1,500 light-years from Earth, by the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory. More

Tasting Scotch whisky, note by vacuum-distilled note
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When you drink whisky, you're drinking the wood it was aged in. That's easy to understand in concept, but scientist Dave Arnold spells it out for our taste buds: He has set up his laboratory evaporator and physically separated out the flavor components in a glass of Glenlivet so they can be sipped individually. More

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