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SLAS Satellite Symposium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
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"Pioneering Stem Cell Research for Regenerative Medicine" will be held Jan. 19, 2014, in conjunction with SLAS2014 in San Diego. This SLAS symposium will impart the latest scientific developments in stem cell research aimed at diagnosing, treating and eventually curing degenerative disease through regenerative treatments. The afternoon scientific program is free to SLAS2014 registrants, and transportation is provided. Thank you to event sponsors Cellular Dynamics International, DiscoveRx and HighRes Biosolutions. Act now — SLAS2014 registration is open! More

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Chad Mirkin featured in the Chicago Tribune
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The Chicago Tribune featured SLAS member and JALA Scientific Advisor Chad Mirkin and his exciting scientific discoveries last week. The Aug. 5 article begins, "The audacity of the research going on at Chad Mirkin's lab at Northwestern University would make even the most imaginative science-fiction writers blush." Mirkin, who recently spoke at the 2013 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition, also was featured in the SLAS e-zine earlier this year. More

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In Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, award-winning author David Quammen explores zoonoses — pathogens such as a virus, bacterium, prion or fungus that are transmitted from animals to human.

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Radiolab talks blood, blood and more blood ...
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From medicine to the movies, the horrifying to the holy, and history to the present day — we're kinda obsessed with blood. SLAS2014 keynote speakers Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich consider the power and magic of the red liquid that runs through our veins in the latest Radiolab podcast. More


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SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood on Facebook
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The SLAS e-zine introduces you to the exciting people and groundbreaking work happening throughout the SLAS community. "Like" the new Facebook page, and welcome to the neighborhood! More

SLAS publisher offers tips for scientific authors
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"10 Ways to Increase Usage and Citation of your Article Using Social Media" is one of the many resource pages offered by SAGE Publishing to help authors gain exposure. "As readers' expectations change, it is important that your article is visible where the user starts their search," it states on the JALA and JBS publisher's website. SAGE then details appropriate social media sites that can be used to promote articles and offers direct ways to reach readers. More

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Eye on next-generation sequencing
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The focus of this GEN Market & Tech Analysis Report is to characterize the next-generation sequencing space based on the following classes of data, which we have been collecting as part of our industry analysis of this field. More

Lighting up the golgi of cancer cells
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A new fluorescent probe offers a way to distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells by lighting up a key cellular structure called the Golgi apparatus. The new probe could be a tool for early cancer diagnosis or for guiding tumor surgery. It could also help scientists understand changes in cancer cells as they die, a potential way of evaluating the effectiveness of cancer drugs or other therapies. More

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Study: Inducing labor may be tied to autism
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The biggest study of its kind suggests autism might be linked with inducing and speeding up labor, preliminary findings that need investigating since labor is induced in increasing numbers of U.S. women, the authors and other autism experts say. It's possible that labor-inducing drugs might increase the risk — or that the problems that lead doctors to start labor explain the results. These include mothers' diabetes and fetal complications, which have previously been linked with autism. More

Nucleation-controlled polymerization of nanoparticles into supramolecular structures
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Controlled assembly of inorganic nanoparticles into structurally defined supramolecular polymers will create nanomaterials with new collective properties. However, supramolecular polymerization of isotropic NPs remains a challenge because of the lack of anisotropic interactions in these monomers to undergo directional associations for the cooperative growth of supramolecular chains. More


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New materials for bio-based hydrogen synthesis
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Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have discovered an efficient process for hydrogen biocatalysis. They developed semi-synthetic hydrogenases, hydrogen-generating enzymes, by adding the protein's biological precursor to a chemically synthesized inactive iron complex. From these two components, the biological catalyst formed spontaneously in a test tube. More

Craig Venter on the Hail Mary genome and synthetic meat
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Q: Where are we in the hype cycle of synthetic biology?
A: My complaint is that there are more books and news articles than there are primary scientific papers. I am probably the biggest critic of the hypesters, because it's dangerous when fields get overhyped. I was at a seminar last year. The guy speaking was not somebody who works in the field. It was all hype in how you design life forms and there are machines that build them automatically.
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Genome analysis and signature discovery for diving and sensory properties of the endangered Chinese alligator
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Crocodilians are diving reptiles that can hold their breath under water for long periods of time and are crepuscular animals with excellent sensory abilities. They comprise a sister lineage of birds and have no sex chromosome. Here we report the genome sequence of the endangered Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis) and describe its unique features. More

New proposal ignites old fears over bird flu research
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Concern over research involving the creation of bird flu that spreads more easily is in the news again. An international group of scientists published an outline Aug. 6 in Science and Nature for similar experiments that could involve even stronger strains of the type of bird flu known as H7N9. The group says the work is important for public health officials as it will identify the main mutations of the virus. More



New webinar provides advanced titration sensor knowledge and tips
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At the heart of any accurate titration is a properly working accurate and fast sensor. METTLER TOLEDO's new free webinar describes the components of various sensors commonly used for titration, their variations, handling and use techniques as well as a variety of testing and maintenance procedures. Participants will learn what simple steps can be taken to ensure the best results and performance from the most commonly neglected titration components. More

New implantable device can manipulate and record brain activity
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A new brain implant that can record neural activity while it simultaneously delivers electric current has been implanted into a patient for the first time. The new device from Medtronic, a Minneapolis-based medical device company, can also adjust its electrical output in response to the changing conditions of the brain. This automated control could one day improve deep-brain stimulation treatment and even enable doctors to use the device to treat more conditions, say experts. More


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