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Ion channel biology gains momentum
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"Ion channels play an essential role in cellular homeostasis and signaling," says an August Biophysical Journal author. Read the report and then learn more at the SLAS Ion Channel Assays Virtual Course Sept. 8, 15 and 22. More


Jane Lebkowski at SLAS Screening Stem Cells 2011
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Dr. Lebkowski’s session in Boston Sept. 26-27 is "Development of Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Therapies for the Treatment of Human Disease." Listen to her presentation at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. More

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SLAS at MipTec, Sept. 19-22, Basel, Switzerland
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"Drug Discovery Technology" is the SLAS session featuring multiple presentations on a broad range of methods including arrays, miniaturization, automation, instrumentation and process. SLAS member Al Kolb, Ph.D., KeyTech Solutions, is session co-chair. More


SLAS Board of Directors elections soon
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SLAS President Michelle Palmer outlines the SLAS leadership transition plan in her SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood column. Member participation is encouraged! More

Miniaturize Gene Expression

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Oct. 25 deadline for Innovation AveNEW
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This unique SLAS cost-sensitive program allows start-up companies an opportunity to exhibit at the number one event for laboratory science and technology, SLAS2012, Feb. 4-8, San Diego. Apply by Oct. 25 for your chance to be selected. More

Assay Development and Screening session at ELRIG
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Paul van Midwoud, University of Groningen presents "Microfluidics Enables Small-Scale Tissue-Based Metabolism Studies Using Human and Rat Precision-Cut Tissue Slices" during the SLAS session at ELRIG Drug Discovery 2011, Sept. 7-8, Manchester Central, U.K. More
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Ultra Low Attachment Surface in HTS
Ultra Low Attachment Surface plates feature a covalently bound hydrogel layer that effectively inhibits cellular attachment, minimizes protein absorption, enzyme activation, and cellular activation. Corning® introduces 384 well black clear bottom Ultra Low Attachment Surface plates for HTS applications of tumor spheroid and stem cell embryoid body screening.
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Anthropogenic chemical carbon cycle for sustainable future
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Nature's photosynthesis uses the sun's energy with chlorophyll in plants as a catalyst to recycle carbon dioxide and water into new plant life. Only given sufficient geological time, millions of years, can new fossil fuels be formed naturally. The burning of our diminishing fossil fuel reserves is accompanied by large anthropogenic CO2 release, which is outpacing nature's CO2 recycling capability. More


Highly sensitive pyrosequencing system with polymer-supported enzymes for high-throughput DNA analysis
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A highly sensitive massively parallel pyrosequencing system employing a gel matrix to immobilize enzymes at high density in micro-reaction chambers is demonstrated. Reducing the size of micro-reaction chambers in a DNA analyzer is important to achieve a high-throughput utilizing a commercially available detection device or camera. More


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Chemistry informs the quest to understand anesthetics, make them better
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Led by Roderic Eckenhoff of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, a team of researchers at Penn and the National Institutes of Health's Chemical Genomics Center is trying to gain a better understanding of how general anesthetics work. They are also developing tools to help them search for new anesthetics. And tadpoles are an important part of the process. More

Computational chemistry shows way to safer biofuels
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Replacing gasoline and diesel with plant-based bio fuels is crucial to curb climate change. But there are several ways to transform crops to fuel, and some of the methods result in bio fuels that are harmful to health as well as nature. Now a study from the University of Copenhagen shows that it is possible to predict just how toxic the fuel will become without producing a single drop. More


Chemists discover most naturally variable protein in dental plaque bacterium
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Two UC San Diego chemists have discovered the most naturally variable protein known to date in a bacterium that is a key player in the formation of dental plaque. The chemists say they believe the extreme variability of the protein they discovered in the bacterium Treponema denticola evolved to adhere to the hundreds of different kinds of other bacteria that inhabit people's mouths. More

Sweet insight: Discovery could speed drug development
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The surface of cells and many biologically active molecules are studded with sugar structures that are not used to store energy, but rather are involved in communication, immunity and inflammation. In a similar manner, sugars attached to drugs can enhance, change or neutralize their effects, says Jon Thorson, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. More

Genetically modified t-cells obliterate tumors in leukemia patients
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In a cancer treatment breakthrough 20 years in the making, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center and Perelman School of Medicine have shown sustained remissions of up to a year among a small group of advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients treated with genetically engineered versions of their own T cells. More

Genome of marijuana sequenced and published
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A Netherlands-based company called Medicinal Genomics has just announced the successful genetic sequencing of Cannabis sativa, the highly regulated annual plant that has been widely consumed for centuries as an intoxicant and a medicine. The plant, known in the vernacular as grass, tea or mooster, has been legalized in 16 U.S. states for use as a medical treatment for various disorders over the last decade. More

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Automated Benchtop Cell Analysis Platform
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Sample Screening from your Compound
The comPOUND system comprises a high-density sample storage unit and an additional suite of specialized delivery and processing modules to enable easy integration into any compound management or screening system.


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