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SLAS Education Fellowship Grant Program Now Accepting Applications
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SLAS is pleased to offer an Education Fellowship Grant Program to facilitate educational opportunities for outstanding students pursuing graduate degrees related to quantitative biosciences and/or life sciences research. SLAS will award up to $50,000 per year, for a maximum of two years, to qualified educational institutions on behalf of deserving students enrolled in a graduate program at that institution.

"Education has always been a cornerstone of SLAS's purpose, and one of the most powerful things that we do," says SLAS President Dean Ho. "Implementing this fund takes our support of scientific education, innovation and careers to the next level." Applications are due Oct. 23, 2015.


SLAS ELN Reports: RNAi on the Rebound — What Life Sciences R&D Professionals Need to Know
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Recent advances have helped "rehabilitate" RNAi, write Marc Bickle, Ph.D., of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany; Hakim Djaballah, Ph.D., of the Institut Pasteur Korea in Seongnam, South Korea; and Lorenz Martin Mayr, Ph.D. of AstraZeneca in Cambridge, UK, in their introduction to the September JBS Special Issue on Screening by RNAi and Precise Genome Editing Technologies.

Read more about how these advances convinced the guest editors to explore the field's renaissance in the new SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine feature article.


2016 SLAS Americas Council Call for Candidates
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Individuals who wish to serve on the SLAS Americas Council are invited to submit materials for consideration by Wednesday, Sept. 9. Nominations must include a short statement of your reasons for seeking election and an affidavit acknowledging your eligibility to serve. SLAS will select a minimum of four candidates, and all full dues-paying members of SLAS in the Americas will be invited to vote in the 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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Long-Term Planning at NIH: The End of the Beginning
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SLAS2016 keynote speaker Michael Gottesman explains the detailed process undertaken to develop 44 recommendations within the NIH Intramural Research long-term plan.

"This activity was driven by the reality of a 30 percent decline in the purchasing power of intramural funds over the past 10 years, a change in the way in which we conduct science, the need for much more workforce diversity, and a need to provide appropriate funds to maintain the NIH Clinical Center as the preeminent clinical research facility in the world," states Deputy Director Gottesman in The NIH Catalyst. Gottesman's SLAS2016 address is Monday morning, Jan. 25.


JALA Online Features New Manuscripts Ahead-of-Print
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"Mammalian Genotyping Using Acoustic Droplet Ejection for Enhanced Data Reproducibility, Superior Throughput, and Minimized Cross-Contamination," "A Liquid-Handling Robot for Automated Attachment of Biomolecules to Microbeads" and "Development and Implementation of Autoverification Rules for ELISA Results of HBV Serological Markers" are among the new manuscripts available only to SLAS Laboratory Automation Section members and JALA subscribers ahead-of-print. More


Make a Case for SLAS2016 Participation
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Need some help getting the boss to understand why you should attend SLAS2016, Jan. 23-27, San Diego? Don't just submit a request — add context and explain the extent of benefits you will receive by participating and how those benefits will extend to your organization.

Be specific; tie SLAS2016 scientific presentations to current issues your lab, department or organization has been experiencing. Focus first on the benefits and ROI, rather than the cost. Let SLAS show you how to make your business case.

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Threading the CRISPR Needle with DNA Nanoclews
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Advances in genome editing seem to be happening almost every other day. However, many groups are focused on improving the efficacy of Cas9 target recognition and cleavage — an important criterion for sure — while neglecting the development of efficient delivery methods. Now a team of researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created and utilized a nanoscale vehicle composed of DNA to deliver the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing complex into cells both in vitro and in vivo. More

Researchers Combine Disciplines, Computational Programs to Determine Atomic Structure    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Indiana University combined two techniques to determine the structure of cyanostar, a new abiological molecule that captures unwanted negative ions in solutions. When Semin Lee, a chemist and Beckman Institute postdoctoral fellow at Illinois, first created cyanostar at Indiana University, he knew the chemical properties, but couldn't determine the precise atomical structure. More

A Remarkably Complex Supramolecular Hydrogen-Bonded Decameric Capsule Formed from an Enantiopure C2-Symmetric Monomer by Solvent-Responsive Aggregation
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The formation of an unprecedented decameric capsule in carbon disulfide, held together by the combination of double and triple hydrogen bonds between isocytosine units embedded in an enantiomerically pure bicyclic framework is reported. The aggregation occurs via symmetry breaking of the enantiopure intrinsically C2-symmetric monomer brought about by solvent, induced tautomerization of the hydrogen-bonding unit. More

Degenerating Neurons Respond to Gene Therapy Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease
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Degenerating neurons in patients with Alzheimer's disease measurably responded to an experimental gene therapy in which nerve growth factor was injected into their brains, report researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the current issue of JAMA Neurology. The affected neurons displayed heightened growth, axonal sprouting and activation of functional markers, said lead author Mark H. Tuszynski, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurosciences, director of the UC San Diego Translational Neuroscience Institute. More

Graphical Data Representation Methods To Assess the Quality of LC Columns
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We discuss the most important plot types for the kinetic performance of liquid chromatography columns and elaborate on how these plots should best be constructed and can be made dimensionless. Distinction is made between plots that are most suited for practitioners (column users) versus those most suited for theoreticians and column manufacturers. More

Nanoparticles Hit Cancer's Moving Target
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Though most cancer therapies treat tumors as monoliths, the cells evolve and change their behavior over time. For example, they can alter their gene expression pattern to escape from the primary tumor and spread throughout the body. Now, researchers have developed a nanoparticle that targets cancer cells at two different stages of metastasis, which could make it possible to prevent the disease from spreading. More

New Standard for Super-Resolution in Live Cells
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Scientists can now watch dynamic biological processes with unprecedented clarity in living cells using new imaging techniques developed by researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus. The new methods dramatically improve on the spatial resolution provided by structured illumination microscopy, one of the best imaging methods for seeing inside living cells. More

When You Mix Classic Movie Lines With Nerd Humor, You Get #scienceamoviequote
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Paleontologist Jon Tennant was trying to figure out how climate change, plate tectonics and other factors influenced the diversity of dinosaur species in the Mesozoic Era when he got some results so thrilling he felt compelled to celebrate with a tweet: "Apparently the first thing you do in research these days is tweet about it when that happens," explained Tennant, a graduate student at Imperial College London with an apparent fondness for "Apocalypse Now." More


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