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SLAS seeks energetic volunteers to serve on the board of directors
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Nominations are now being accepted for three open positions on the 2013 SLAS Board of Directors. Review the rules for candidacy and submit materials for consideration by the SLAS Nominations Committee by 12:00 midnight U.S. Central, Monday, Oct. 1. You may nominate yourself. More

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From Laboratory to Clinic: Novel Skin Sampling Technique Simplifies Disease Detection
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Genomics researcher William Wachsman, M.D., Ph.D., frustrated with the available tools for diagnosing melanoma, wondered whether there was a better way. His research resulted in a new method of sampling cells from the stratum corneum — the outermost layer of the epidermis — by means of adhesive tape stripping, now known as epidermal genetic information retrieval. Read more about this SLAS2013 speaker's work in SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood. More

JALA & JBS Art of Science contest submissions due Friday
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Just two days remain to submit your mesmerizing original scientific image for a chance to win The New iPad or one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards. JALA Editor-in Chief Dean Ho, Ph.D., said about last year's submissions: "The incredibly beautiful images submitted for the JALA & JBS Art of Science Contest reinforced, for me, the creativity inherent in those who work in the laboratory science and technology field." More



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SLAS sponsors lunchtime informatics sessions at ELRIG
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On Sept. 5, Nick Lynch of AstraZeneca and Pistoia Alliance, and Anthony Carlo of Pfizer present "How best to enable externalization of drug discovery" at ELRIG Drug Discovery 2012, Manchester Central, U.K. On Sept. 6, "Knowledge at your finger tips" is led by Stefan Renner of Novartis and Susanna-Assunta Sansone of Oxford eResearch Centre. The sessions are for drug discovery scientists of all disciplines say SLAS Session Co-chairs Joe Bradley, Scitegrity; Bryn Williams-Jones, Connected Discovery; and Burkhard Schaefer, BSSN Software. ELRIG registration is free. More

Deadlines approach for SLAS2013 student poster competition and travel awards
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Students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty will vie for a $750 first-place prize in the SLAS2013 poster competition. Posters are due Nov. 19 to be eligible. Submit by Monday, Sept. 17 if you also wish to be considered for the Tony B. Academic Travel Award, which includes airfare, SLAS2013 registration and shared hotel accommodations. More


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SLAS Career Connections: For job seekers and talent seekers
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SLAS Career Connections is an automated job board for laboratory science and technology professionals. With competitive rates to post job openings and free access to those seeking jobs, SLAS Career Connections is a one-stop shop for global opportunities. Be sure also to check the Career Headlines section for links to informative articles. More

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A new look at proteins in living cells
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Proteins adorning the surfaces of human cells perform an array of essential functions, including cell signaling, communication and the transport of vital substances into and out of cells. They are critical targets for drug delivery and many proteins are now being identified as disease biomarkers — early warning beacons announcing the pre-symptomatic presence of cancers and other diseases. More

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A mechanical scale capable of weighing a single molecule
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Researchers at Caltech, working with French colleagues, have figured out a mechanical means to weigh the previously un-weigh-able — things like individual molecules, viruses, proteins and other particles — at the individual level, one by one. Such a scale should lead to huge leaps in understanding of molecular processes within biological cells, as well as advances in nanotechnology and other sciences of the very small. More

The calculus of national medical research policy
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Since the founding of the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation more than six decades ago, the United States has maintained a preeminent position as a government sponsor of medical research. That primacy is being tested, however, by potent economic challenges. The NIH's proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 would freeze baseline funding at 2012 levels. More


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'Cyborg' tissues: Merging engineered human tissues with bio-compatible nanoscale wires
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Harvard scientists have, for the first, time created a type of "cyborg" tissue by embedding a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nanoscale wires into engineered human tissues. As described in a paper published Aug. 26 in Nature Materials, a multi-institutional research team developed a system for creating nanoscale "scaffolds" which could be seeded with cells which later grew into tissue. More

What researchers who want to be entrepreneurs need to know
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Basic research used to be pretty straightforward. A scientist had an idea, performed the research and disseminated the results broadly through publications. That paradigm has shifted. Today, scientists can take their work beyond a publication by patenting and commercializing resulting technologies. The government and universities alike are encouraging researchers to take their work out of the lab and into the commercial sector. More



Agilent Technologies now offers single-vendor solutions in supercritical fluid chromatography with acquisition of Aurora SFC Systems Assets
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Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it has acquired the assets of Aurora SFC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of supercritical fluid chromatography products for laboratory research and analysis. The acquisition includes the Aurora SFC Systems product line as well as intellectual property. Financial details were not disclosed. More

Biotech is thrusting us into new political territory
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Nobody is immune from the feeling that change is accelerating with each passing year. This sense of "future shock" is perhaps most closely associated with information technology. We've all experienced the anxiety, frustration and resentment that accompanies the introduction of a new version of software on which we depend, or the realization that people younger than ourselves have adopted a new technology that makes their lifestyle seem very different from our own. More


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Trial seeks to use stem cells to treat autism
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Researchers at Sutter Health are initiating a clinical trial to see if stem cells culled from a patient's own umbilical cord blood could be used to improve language and behavior problems associated with autism. Sutter Neurosciences Institute and the for-profit cord blood bank Cord Blood Registry are leading the first-of-its-kind placebo controlled trial. More

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Tracking the genetic cause
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Vitamin B12 is essential to human health. However, some people have inherited conditions that leave them unable to process vitamin B12. As a result, they are prone to serious health problems, including developmental delay, psychosis, stroke and dementia. An international research team recently discovered a new genetic disease related to vitamin B12 deficiency by identifying a gene that is vital to the transport of vitamin into the cells of the body. More

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BD acquires Sirigen Group Limited
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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, announced that it has acquired Sirigen Group Limited, a developer of unique polymer dyes that are used in flow cytometry and can be applied to other technologies. Sirigen's polymer technology is based on Nobel Prize-winning research in conductive plastics and creates the potential for the development of novel dyes that are four to 10 times brighter than conventional dyes. More

Sperm quality & quantity declining, mounting evidence suggests
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Global baby making seems at no want for a polish, with the world population at 7 billion and rising. But in reality, some evidence suggests part of this picture is breaking down: Sperm may be changing for the worse — at least in some places. The decline has been blamed on everything from cellphones in pockets to hormones in water to fatty food in the Western diet. More

NIH team uses WGS to track lethal bacterial outbreak in real time in hospital setting
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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have used whole-genome sequencing to track an outbreak of drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in real time, demonstrating that sequencing during an outbreak can lead to changes in patient management to stem the outbreak. The study, which used the Roche 454 GS FLX instrument, was published in Science Translational Medicine. More


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