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JALA and JBS Announce 2013 Impact Factors
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The new JALA impact factor is 1.500 and the new JBS impact factor is 2.012.

"JALA and JBS reflect SLAS's commitment to world-class education," says SLAS CEO Gregory F. Dummer. "Contributions by more than 2,000 volunteer experts annually ensure rigorous peer-review and high quality. Both journals consistently rank as the most valued benefit of SLAS membership. We are proud they are performing so well."

Impact factors are calculated annually and published in Journal Citation Reports by Thomson Reuters.
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New Data Management Short Course at SLAS2015
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"Data Management in the Age of Big Data, Mobile, and the Cloud" will be held Sunday, Feb. 8. This SLAS2015 Short Course, one of seven new or re-engineered courses, brings you up to speed on these cutting-edge technologies and helps you assess how they fit into your laboratory data landscape.

This course is especially suited to laboratory IT decision makers and professionals from pharmaceutical, biotech, clinical companies and research institutions.

There are no prerequisites for this SLAS2015 Short Course. Burkhard Schaefer 
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Register for Sept. 23 Flow Cytometry SLAS Webinar
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John Joslin, research investigator at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, describes a fully automated flow cytometry sampling workflow that is compatible with 1536 or 384 well plates.

"Our current system can read a 384 well plate in 15 minutes and a 1536 well plate in less than an hour," Joslin states. "This allows for a throughput of approximately 40,000 wells per day with less than one full time employee overseeing the system."

The webinar, "Development of a Fully Automated Ultra-High-Throughput Flow Cytometry Screening System to Enable Novel Drug Discovery," is set for Sept. 23 at 11:30 EDT. Dues-paid SLAS members can join the webinar live, or access on demand, for free.
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How to Justify Your Attendance at SLAS2015
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Need a little help convincing someone that you should participate in SLAS2015?

Make your case by focusing on the many important ways participation will benefit your organization.

Other tips for explaining and justifying your organization's return on investment, including a sample request memo, can be found on the SLAS2015 website.
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From the LabAutopedia Book List — Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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"We make a grave mistake to embrace the Extrovert Ideal so unthinkingly," according to the book's introduction.

"Some of our greatest ideas, art, and inventions — from the theory of evolution to van Gogh's sunflowers to the personal computer — came from quiet and cerebral people who knew how to tune in to their inner worlds and the treasures to be found there."

Author Susan Cain is heralded for the extensive research done to present through stories the compelling argument that we dramatically undervalue introverts in modern society.
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SLAS2015 Exhibit Hall Approaching Sold Out Status
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With more than six months to go before the Feb. 7-11 event, the SLAS2015 Exhibition (Feb. 8-10) is already 90 percent filled by leading multinational providers of laboratory science and technology products and services.

SLAS2015 puts participants face-to-face with everything that's new and the experts behind the market's state-of-the-art technologies.
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    NIH Scientists Visualize Structures of Brain Receptors Using Subcellular Imaging
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    Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have created high-resolution images of the glutamate receptor, a protein that plays a key role in nerve signaling. The advance, published online in the journal Nature on August 3, 2014, opens a new window to study protein interactions in cell membranes in exquisite detail. More

    Top 25 Biotech Companies of 2014
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    The rich are getting richer when it comes to publicly traded biotechnology companies, judging by their ballooning market capitalization. It's a product of the current Wall Street surge — some call it a bubble — that continued in the first half of 2013, with 52 companies going public and the overall market closing at record highs. More

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    Latest NIST Mass Spectral Library: Expanded Coverage, Features
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    The world's most widely used and trusted resource for identifying mass spectra, the "fingerprints" of molecules, has undergone a major expansion, according to its managers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. NIST 14, containing the newest edition of the NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Library, boasts significantly increased coverage within each of its three components. More

    Getting to The Core in One Step
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    A family of natural products called polyprenylated acylphloroglucinols (PPAPs) may not have a euphonious name, but they have been found to have promising biological effects, including anticancer and antidepressant properties. The drug discovery community would love to be able to evaluate close relatives of PPAPs, but they haven't been able to do so because the naturally occurring substances and their analogs have been difficult to make synthetically. More


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    Spontaneous Formation of One-Dimensional Hydrogen Gas Hydrate in Carbon Nanotubes
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    We present molecular dynamics simulation evidence of spontaneous formation of quasi-one-dimensional (Q1D) hydrogen gas hydrates within single-walled carbon nanotubes (SW-CNTs) of nanometer-sized diameter (1–1.3 nm) near ambient temperature. More

    Engineering a Protein to Prevent Brain Damage from Toxic Agents
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    Research at New York University is paving the way for a breakthrough that may prevent brain damage in civilians and military troops exposed to poisonous chemicals — particularly those in pesticides and chemical weapons. An article in the journal ChemBioChem outlines the advancement in detoxifying organophosphates, which are compounds commonly used in pesticides and warfare agents. More



    New Biomaterial Mimics Functionality of Natural Cartilage
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    These tiny woven fibers make up a scaffold that is part of a framework for growing cartilage. Each of the scaffold's seven layers is about as thick as a human hair, with the finished product about 1 millimeter thick. Humans and animals suffering from deteriorated articular cartilage — tissue that cushions bone joints — may one day find relief from the new synthetic material that mimics the suppleness and strength of natural cartilage tissue. More

    Pixel-Based Analysis of Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatograms (Color Plots) of Petroleum: A Tutorial
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    We demonstrate how to process comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatograms (GC × GC chromatograms) to remove nonsample information (artifacts), including background and retention time shifts. We also demonstrate how this, combined with further reduction of the influence of irrelevant information, allows for data analysis without integration or peak deconvolution (pixel-based analysis). More

    Nanostructured Metal-Oxide Catalyst Efficiently Converts Carbon Dioxide to Methanol, a Key Commodity for Chemicals and Fuels
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    Scientists have discovered a new catalytic system for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) to methanol — a key commodity used to create a wide range of industrial chemicals and fuels. With significantly higher activity than other catalysts now in use, the new system could make it easier to get normally unreactive CO2 to participate in these reactions. More


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