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The Lab Man visits the middle kingdom
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The Lab Man shares thoughts on China, the 2012 SLAS Asia Conference and Exhibition and the state of science and technology in China in his recent blog and podcast. "The rank and file scientists have generally not worked outside China and as a whole are quite young," he says. "One characteristic of such an environment is a pressing need to infuse the young workforce with lots of practical how-to knowledge and an education about overall business and industry practices and procedures." More


JBS September issue now at JBS Online for members and subscribers
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"Development of a High-Content Screening Assay Panel to Accelerate Mechanism of Action Studies for Oncology Research," "A Yeast-Based In Vivo Bioassay to Screen for Class I Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase Specific Inhibitors" and "Development of a High-Throughput Fluorescence Polarization Assay to Identify Novel Ligands of Glutamate Carboxypeptidase II" are featured in the September issue. SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members can view the issue online now. More

Stay where the action is at SLAS2013 in Orlando
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The Gaylord Palms Resort is the official hotel for SLAS2013, Jan. 12-16 in Orlando, Fla., and exclusive benefits are available to those who stay to play where they work all day, including the Gaylord Palms Stay-and-Save Drawing for those who make their reservations by Dec. 13, 2012. More

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One week left to submit to JALA & JBS Art of Science contest
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Friday, Aug. 31, is the deadline to submit your best original scientific image for a chance to win The New iPad or one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards. Read about last year's winners in SLAS ELN and/or watch a short video featuring the 2012 winners. Then, send SLAS your best! Entries are welcome from SLAS members and nonmembers. More

Thank you, Beckman Coulter!
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"Beckman Coulter is the first company to step forward this year with major support for the SLAS Endowment Fund," says SLAS President Dave Dorsett. "Their generosity ensures that SLAS will be able to continue to share much‐needed funding for novel and innovative research initiatives that align with the scientific focus of the Society." More

New LabAutopedia book: The Swerve
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Looking for an end of summer read? The LabAutopedia Book List offers loads of titles that may be of interest including the most recent entry, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. "An innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery," this is the story of the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius. More

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Patterning defect-free nanocrystal films with nanometer resolution
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A new process developed at MIT could enable better LED displays, solar cells and biosensors — and foster basic physics research. Films made of semiconductor nanocrystals — tiny crystals measuring just a few billionths of a meter across — are seen as a promising new material for a wide range of applications. More

Chemical analysis of complex organic mixtures using reactive nanospray desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
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Reactive nanospray desorption electrospray ionization combined with high-resolution mass spectrometry was utilized for the analysis of secondary organic aerosol produced through ozonolysis of limonene. Previous studies have shown that LSOA constituents are multifunctional compounds containing at least one aldehyde or ketone groups. More


'Alzheimer protein' seems to slow down neurotransmitter production
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How abnormal protein deposits in the brains of Alzheimer's patients disrupt the signalling between nerve cells has now been reported by researchers in Bochum and Munich. They varied the amount of APP protein and related proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease in cell cultures, and then analyzed how this manipulation affected other proteins in the cell. More

A simple road for the transformation of few-layer graphene into MWNTs
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We report the direct formation of multiwalled carbon nanotubes by ultrasonication of graphite in dimethylformamide upon addition of ferrocene aldehyde. The tubular structures appear exclusively at the edges of graphene layers and contain Fe clusters. Fc in conjunction with benzyl aldehyde, or other Fc derivatives, does not induce formation of NT. More

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Aphids may be first photosynthesising animal
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Aphids may recharge their batteries as they sit in the sun. A handful of animals live in symbiosis with photosynthetic microbes or plants, but none have been found that harness light directly. Now there are hints that aphids increase their production of ATP — the biological energy molecule — in response to light. While this doesn't prove they photosynthesise, it is an intriguing hint that they might. More

Liquid-infused structured surfaces with exceptional anti-biofouling performance
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Bacteria primarily exist in robust, surface-associated communities known as biofilms, ubiquitous in both natural and anthropogenic environments. Mature biofilms resist a wide range of antimicrobial treatments and pose persistent pathogenic threats. Treatment of adherent biofilm is difficult, costly, and, in medical systems such as catheters or implants, frequently impossible. More

Speeding the search for better carbon capture    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A computer model that can identify the best molecular candidates for removing carbon dioxide, molecular nitrogen and other greenhouse gases from power plant flues has been developed by researchers. The model is the first computational method to provide accurate simulations of the interactions between flue gases and a special variety of the gas-capturing molecular systems known as metal-organic frameworks. More

Sequestration's impact on NIH and the biomedical research enterprise
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The National Institutes of Health's role as a U.S. economic engine, helping maintain American competitiveness, has been well documented. NIH supports nearly half a million jobs across the country and remains the largest funder of life sciences research in the U.S. More

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Targeted drugs show less serious side effects
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Treating cancer with targeted therapies appears to be less toxic than traditional chemotherapy, according to a new analysis. Researchers analyzed data from 36 early stage clinical trials run by the organizations' joint Drug Development Unit. Their findings found the overall risk to patients suffering a life-threatening side effect was about seven times less than for traditional cytotoxic agents. More

A cheaper-than-platinum catalyst
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In the continuing search for cheaper, more efficient catalysts for cleansing diesel engine exhaust, researchers report a new class of mixed-phase oxides that under laboratory conditions exceed the performance of expensive commercial platinum-based catalysts. More


Semen may trigger ovulation
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A recently discovered protein in semen can cause female mammals to ovulate, new research finds. The protein has been found in multiple mammal species, including humans, though researchers aren't yet sure what effect it might have on human fertility. In cows, they have found, the substance may contribute to the process that keeps pregnancies viable. The same might be true for humans. More

SP Scientific announces fall 2012 free educational webinars
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"Challenges and Opportunities When Scaling Up Your Lyophilized Pharmaceutical Products," "Measurement of the Specific Surface Area (SSA) of Lyophilized Products" and "Determining Conditions for Annealing to Improve the Rate of Primary Drying" are set for Aug. 23, Sept. 25 and Oct. 11, respectively. Each follows a 45-minute format for the presentations with a Q&A session immediately afterwards. More

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