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SLAS ELN Reports: Biosensors Go Global — JALA Special Issue Reports Innovations from Around-the-World
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"Biosensing is a hot research trend, especially in China where the technology is important to every major aspect of our daily lives," says Xianting Ding, Ph.D., School of Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Personalized Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. "Now we see it starting to make a difference in all parts of the world, and in disciplines as diverse as disease diagnosis, environmental monitoring, food engineering and drug discovery."

Ding is guest editor of the JALA August Special Issue on New Developments in Biosensing Technologies, which explores the impact — and promise — of biosensors for life sciences R&D.
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SLAS2016 Short Course Program Descriptions Online
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SLAS2016 Short Courses provide in-depth instruction on leading-edge topics, issues and techniques related to laboratory science and technology. Life sciences R&D professionals can now review the menu of half-, one- and two-day courses offered Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 23 and 24, at SLAS2016 in San Diego. Among the new courses offered this year:
  • Multiparametric Analysis of Scientific Image Data
  • High-Content Screening: An Introduction to Instrumentation, Assay Development, Screening, Image and Data Analysis
  • Study Design and Statistical Analysis for High-Throughput Screening (HTS) Experiments
  • Lab-on-a-Chip: Case Studies in Diagnostics and Screening
  • Screening Strategies for Drug Discovery: Matching Tools with Solutions
  • Gene Editing for Drug Discovery
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How to Give a Dynamic Scientific Presentation
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"Giving presentations is an important part of sharing your work and achieving recognition in the larger medical and scientific communities. The ability to do so effectively can contribute to career success."

SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine science writer Marilynn Larkin penned these words in a helpful article providing tips for developing effective content and delivering the message in a dynamic way.

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SLAS Seeks Candidates for Europe Council: Respond by Aug. 21
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Individuals who wish to serve on the SLAS Europe Council are invited to submit materials for consideration by midnight, CET, Friday, Aug. 21. Nomination materials include a short statement of your reasons for seeking election and an affidavit acknowledging your eligibility to serve.

The SLAS Europe Nominating Committee will select a minimum of four candidates and all full dues-paying members of SLAS in Europe will be invited to vote in a 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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New Resource for SLAS2016 International Attendees
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The annual SLAS International Conference and Exhibition traditionally welcomes participants from nearly 50 countries. To facilitate international attendance at SLAS2016, a document containing important information regarding travel to the United States — such as typical business hours, currency, electricity, smoking, tipping, visa application procedures and waiver programs is now posted on the SLAS2016 website.

This includes details on requesting an invitation letter during the SLAS2016 registration process. SLAS2016 recommends registrants begin the visa application process at least 90-120 days prior to the conference.
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SLAS Quiz Reveals Our Inner Jonas Salk
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More than one-third of the respondents (35%) to the recent SLAS2016 Famous Scientist Quiz discovered their true selves were most like polio pioneer Jonas Salk. Marie Curie was next with 22% followed by Albert Einstein at 18%. Salk's lifelong career in clinical medicine and virology research lives on at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA (a 30-minute drive from SLAS2016).

A memorial at the Institute captures Salk's vision: "Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality." Many dreams will be shared at SLAS2016, Jan. 23-27, San Diego, CA.
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Five Reasons to Visit JALA and JBS Online Today
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JALA and JBS offer essential ways to navigate the ever-increasing volume of peer-reviewed research for life sciences R&D professionals. Visit these rich resources regularly to:
  1. Find answers, ideas and inspiration by searching the scientific archives of JALA, JBS and other SAGE journals with keywords and author names. Save searches and/or sign up to receive custom search alerts via e-mail.
  2. Sign up for citation tracking alerts.
  3. Sign up to be alerted when new reports publish online ahead-of-print.
  4. See what's trending in the Most Read and Most Cited monitors (located at the bottom/right on the homepages).
  5. Get to know the people behind the science by listening to JALA Podcasts.
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Protein-Protein Communication and Enzyme Activation Mediated by a Synthetic Chemical Transducer
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The design and function of a synthetic "chemical transducer" that can generate an unnatural communication channel between two proteins is described. Specifically, we show how this transducer enables platelet-derived growth factor to trigger (in vitro) the catalytic activity of glutathione-s-transferase, which is not its natural enzyme partner. More


New Hybrid Microscope Offers Awesome Capabilities
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A microscope being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface. The Hybrid Photonic Mode-Synthesizing Atomic Force Microscope is unique, according to principal investigator Ali Passian of ORNL's Quantum Information System group. More




Life-Sciences-Focused Chemists Find New Job Opportunities In Boston
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Life-sciences-focused industrial chemists would be hard-pressed to find a more dynamic job market than the one that now exists in Boston. Small biotech firms, supported by plentiful venture capital funding, are springing up at record rates, and big pharma companies are setting down stakes in the area. Add in growth at the local contract research firms that support big and small companies, and you've got the makings of a vibrant ecosystem in which to launch or build a career. More


Key to Faithful Chromosome Segregation during Mitosis Revealed
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Since the advent of the microscope, watching cells divide has captured the attention and imagination of scientists across an array of disciplines. Initially, scientists wondered what they were observing — a diffuse mass of rod-like structures condensing in the center of cells that were suddenly enveloped by spindly tendrils pulling the rods back toward opposite ends, ultimately ending with two new cells. More


Chemical Cocktails Produce Neurons
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Over the past several years, scientists have been in hot pursuit of finding an efficient way to directly transform skin cells to brain cells — skipping an intermediate pluripotent step. Genetic approaches have worked to varying degrees. Now, two independent groups report having made the process even simpler, by soaking fibroblasts in combinations of small molecules, thereby obviating the need to tinker with gene expression to turn the cells into neurons. More


Brain's Ability to Dispose of Key Alzheimer's Protein Drops Dramatically With Age
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The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease is advancing age. After 65, the risk doubles every five years, and 40 percent or more of people 85 and older are estimated to be living with the devastating condition. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified some of the key changes in the aging brain that lead to the increased risk. The changes center on amyloid beta 42, a main ingredient of Alzheimer's brain plaques. More


Copper Clusters Capture, Convert Carbon Dioxide to Make Fuel
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A copper tetramer catalyst created by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory may help capture and convert carbon dioxide in a way that ultimately saves energy. It consists of small clusters of four copper atoms each, supported on a thin film of aluminum oxide. These catalysts work by binding to carbon dioxide molecules, orienting them in a way that is ideal for chemical reactions. More


Chemists Report Nicotine-Chomping Bacteria May Hold Key to Anti-Smoking Therapy
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A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute explores a bacterial enzyme that might be used as a drug candidate to help people quit smoking. The research shows that this enzyme can be recreated in lab settings and possesses a number of promising characteristics for drug development. "Our research is in the early phase of drug development process, but the study tells us the enzyme has the right properties to eventually become a successful therapeutic," said Kim Janda, the Ely R. Callaway Jr. Professor of Chemistry. More


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