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2016 SLAS Americas Regional Council Call for Candidates
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Individuals who wish to serve on the SLAS Americas Regional Council are invited to submit materials for consideration by midnight, US, CDT, Wednesday, Sept. 9. Nominations must include a short statement of your reasons for seeking election and an affidavit acknowledging your eligibility to serve.

SLAS will select a minimum of four candidates, and all full dues-paying members of SLAS in the Americas will be invited to vote in the final election. The two candidates who earn the most votes will serve as Council members for three-year terms beginning January 2016.
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SLAS2016 Satellite Event: Technology to Propel Science at GNF
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In partnership with the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF), Technology to Propel Science: GNF Automation Tour and Seminar will be held Sunday afternoon, Jan. 24.

This event will highlight technology and research at GNF, including presentations by leading researchers and technologists, a networking reception, optional tour of facilities and round-trip transportation from the San Diego Convention Center. Attendance is limited and advance registration is required. Be among the first to be notified when SLAS2016 registration opens.
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SLAS Expanding Asia Pacific Initiatives
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SLAS is diversifying and extending its educational reach and impact in the Asia Pacific region. The Society recently announced a strategic initiative aimed at actively engaging and serving life sciences R&D professionals across the region with increased activities in Singapore, Japan and South Korea.

More information about new SLAS educational initiatives in the Asia Pacific region will be announced within the year. Please watch the SLAS website for additional details as they are announced.
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SLAS ELN Reports: Laboratory Purchasing Trends 2015 — Uptick Expected
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While not rebounding to 2011 levels, the survey responses obtained from the SLAS/Laboratory Products Association 2015 North American Survey of Laboratory Purchasing Trends generally point to a bit more optimism, fueled by increased project work across several industry sectors.

Dues-paid SLAS members can access the full 182-page report of the annual study that examines trends and changes in laboratory personnel and workload in addition to purchasing trends over nine categories.
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Apply Now for Late Night with LRIG Rapid-Fire Innovation Session at SLAS2016
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Approximately 15 companies will be selected to present their latest notable product/service during the highly popular Late Night with LRIG Rapid-Fire Innovation Session, Monday, Jan. 25, at SLAS2016 in San Diego.

Late Night with LRIG features quick snapshots from company representatives, followed by Q&A with session participants. More information and an application form are available online. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 6.
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New Chemistry Makes Strong Bonds Weak
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Researchers at Princeton have developed a new chemical reaction that breaks the strongest bond in a molecule instead of the weakest, completely reversing the norm for reactions in which bonds are evenly split to form reactive intermediates. Published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the non-conventional reaction is a proof of concept that will allow chemists to access compounds that are normally off-limits to this pathway. More


Heating and Cooling With Light Leads to Ultrafast DNA Diagnostics
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New technology developed by bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, promises to make a workhorse lab tool cheaper, more portable and many times faster by accelerating the heating and cooling of genetic samples with the switch of a light. This turbocharged thermal cycling, described in a paper in the journal Light: Science & Application, greatly expands the clinical and research applications of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. More




Scientists Image Peptide-Binding GPCR Activity for First Time
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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health say they used atomic level images to show how the neuropeptide hormone neurotensin might activate its receptors. Their description reportedly is the first of its kind for a neuropeptide-binding G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), a class of molecules involved in a wide range of disorders and the target of many drugs. More


New Hope in Old Viruses
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Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear (MEE) have reconstructed an ancient virus that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies to the liver, muscle, and retina. The discovery, published in Cell Reports, has the potential to advance gene therapies that are not only safer and more potent than available therapies, but also to help a greater number of patients. More


Giant Negative Area Compressibility Tunable in a Soft Porous Framework Material
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A soft porous material [Zn(L)2(OH)2]n· Guest (where L is 4-(1H-naphtho[2,3-d]imidazol-1-yl)benzoate, and Guest is water or methanol) exhibits the strongest ever observed negative area compressibility (NAC), an extremely rare property, as at hydrostatic pressure most materials shrink in all directions and few expand in one direction. More


Chemistry Olympiad: Asia Dominates and U.S. Wins One Gold and Three Silver Medals
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China emerged as the top-performing team during the 47th International Chemistry Olympiad last month, winning the four highest-ranked gold medals; South Korea and Taiwan also won four gold medals. The high school chemistry competition, in which teams of four students represent each country, took place on July 20–29 in Baku, ­Azerbaijan. The U.S. team, sponsored by ACS, put on a strong performance, winning one gold and three silver medals. More


Surface Analytical Methods Applied to Magnesium Corrosion
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Understanding magnesium alloy corrosion is of primary concern, and scanning probe techniques are becoming key analytical characterization methods for that purpose. This feature presents recent trends in this field as the progressive substitution of steel and aluminum car components by magnesium alloys to reduce the overall weight of vehicles is an irreversible trend. More


The Chemistry of Wine (Video)
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If you're stumped in the wine aisle of the store, then you're not alone. Every bottle has unique nuances of taste and smell. How can something made of grapes smell buttery or taste like grass? Learn about the complex chemistry behind wine and then impress your friends at your next party thanks to Reactions. More


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